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Eddie, always wanted a good pair of felcos.
I go through secateurs every year, sometimes two a year. Usually cheap ones cos I,use them to cut too-thick branches even wire and I am so clumsy. Always breaking them. I would break the felcos too....ah well!
I have always used Wilkinson sword, but have left them somewhere in the Garden
Bought a pair of Qualcast to use till I found the others, and they fell apart in half an hour. So don't buy these!
I have a pair of the Okatsune 103 and I think they are just awesome. I have large hands and these just work well for me. Keep an edge for 6 months till I went through some wire, not too heavy, fantatastic blade and easy to operate with gloves/wet sand muddy hands. Only problem is that I can't find them retailing anywhere except online. they fit great in the conical tyre holster from local garden centre.
Felco are undeniably good (the best, it could be argued).....but a bit of an indulgence I feel (unless a present, of course) as there are extremely good secateurs available at a fraction of the price.
My tools have a hard life of use and abuse and the potential for being lost in the undergrowth. .I have some nice ones, unbranded, inexpensive, that OH found in the Screwfix catalogue last year.
Yes Felco are very good. Ask a loved one for a pair for Christmas.
If you Google them - you'll soon see that you won't lose them....
They're attached to a back pack to house the battery etc so you look like you're going hiking when you're just nipping out to dead head the roses
A bit overkill for my garden (and, I suspect, for Wakou's too ) - I'd rather have a chain saw - timberrrrrrr....
I have a pair of Felco no 4, which are annoying for professional use as no easy blade tensioning nut. I had a pair of no 2 but lost them in a 2 tonne pile of compost and haven't recovered them yet. Am now using no13, the big ones for big hands, I prune a lot of roses and Buddleja so the tougher the better, I have broken many cheapos but never any of the Felcos but have replaced blades and springs and the odd nut!