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Felco 640 pruning saw review BBC Gardeners' World magazine

Felco 640 pruning saw review

A high quality, hard working pruning saw.

Our rating 
4.8 out of 5 star rating 4.8

In a nutshell

This BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buy winner for Best fixed curved saw, may come at a premium-price but it’s well worth the investment. A pleasure to use, it cuts cleanly and precisely and has great features including a strong, rust-resistant blade and a holster with a belt hook and Velcro strap for extra safety. Replacement parts are available and it comes with a lifetime warranty.
Handling
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Cutting
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Maintenance
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Value for money
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Pros: Comfortable in the hand

Light and well balanced

Cuts cleanly and efficiently

Replacement parts available
Cons: Expensive compared with others of similar quality
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What are the main features of the Felco 640 pruning saw?

The blade on this saw is curved and fixed and made from high-carbon steel with a chrome plating and impulse hardening. It has a 120mm cutting width and the teeth are angled so that it cuts on the pull stroke. The handle is curved and hooked at the end and it has a rubber-grip with a hanging hole for easy storage. It comes with a holster and belt hook.

What’s the Felco 640 pruning saw like to use?

This high quality saw feels light and well balanced and it sits comfortably in the hand with the hooked handle ensuring there’s no slipping even when applying pressure. The blade cuts thick dense wood effortlessly, gliding easily with each stroke and there’s  no sticking or clogging. It also feels sturdy and strong. Although the blade doesn’t fold away into a pocket it sits snugly in its holster, where it’s held fast and this loops easily to your belt. For added security the Velcro strap wraps comfortably around the leg.

Who is the Felco 640 pruning saw most useful for?

Ideal for anyone with lots of pruning work to do this is more for a dedicated pruning day than for keeping with you in case anything comes up but it can tackle even the toughest wood so is a great investment tool if your garden has lots of woody trees and shrubs.

Is the Felco 640 pruning saw value for money?

This saw was the most expensive in our test but, it’s a joy to use, cutting effortlessly. It has replaceable parts, a maintenance and repair service is available (for an additional fee) and it comes with a lifetime warranty so we think it’s good value for money.

Not the right pruning saw for you? We’ve tested other brands in our round up of the best pruning saws. For help finding other pruning tools see out guides to the best anvil loppers, best secateurs and best gardening gloves.

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This review was last updated in December 2021. We apologise if anything has changed in price or availability.

Product Specifications

Product

Brand Felco
Name Felco 640 pruning saw
Model 640
Price £59.99
Saw type Fixed curved pruning saw

Features

Powered by Hand
Saw blade length 27cm
Saw blade type High carbon steel
Handle Hooked rubber grip handle
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