Darlac Compound Action Pruner DP332 secateurs review

Darlac Compound Action Pruner review

Great long lasting little secateurs that make light work of most pruning jobs.

Our rating 
4.3 out of 5 star rating 4.3

In a nutshell

A Gardeners’ World Best Buy Award winner, these are a great tool for those with weaker hands. They're light and comfortable, make most cuts smoothly and easily and are great value with a lifetime guarantee.
Handling
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Cutting
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Maintenance
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Value for money
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Pros: Small and light, half the weight of other models tested

Easy to make most cuts thanks to the lever action

Smooth closing mechanism
Cons: Struggled with larger cuts

Blade opening limited, making it tricky to sharpen the blades
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What are Darlac Compound Action Pruner DP332 secateurs like to use?

Although a bypass secateur these have a central lever action which make it very easy on the hands when cutting, just like a ratchet secateur. The handles have a soft grip for comfort and they are surprisingly light, half the weight of some of the other secateurs tested.

The safety catch is on the top of the handle and easy to switch on or off with a flick of the thumb.

Are Darlac Compound Action Pruner DP332 secateurs good value for money?

One of the cheaper models these are comfortable and cut well. They also have a lifetime guarantee making them excellent value for money.

Who Darlac Compound Action Pruner DP332 secateurs most useful for?

Ideal for gardeners with small hands and those lacking strength.

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Product Specifications

Product

Brand Darlac
Name Darlac Compound Action Pruner
Model Compound Action Pruner
Price £14.99
Secateur type Bypass

Features

Hand orientation Right-handed
Handle Plastic
Blade material Carbon steel
Blade removable Yes
Non-stick coating on blade Yes
Safety catch Yes
Weight 112g
Lifetime Warranty Yes

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