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Kent and Stowe Professional Bypass Secateurs review

Good value, adjustable-width secateurs for bigger hands.

Our rating 
3.8 out of 5 star rating 3.8

In a nutshell

These are well thought out secateurs with good features and adjustable settings to suit different hand sizes. They're good value but have no replacement parts and feel heavy and chunky in smaller hands. They come with a five-year warranty.
Handling
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Cutting
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Maintenance
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Value for money
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Pros: Adjustable safety catch for hand sizes

Wire-cutting notch and sap groove

Good value
Cons: Feel chunky and heavy

Safety catch stiff and needs two hands

Grey handles can get lost
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What are the Kent and Stowe Professional Bypass Secateurs like to use?

These have sharp, SK5 carbon steel blades that cut well, although we did feel vibrations on larger cuts. They have a cutting diameter of 20mm, a wire cutting notch and a sap groove to stop the blades getting jammed when pruning green growth. The centrally positioned safety catch is stiff to engage at first and needs two hands. It has dual positions that can be set to suit either small or large hands, although testers with smaller hands found them quite chunky and heavy. The grey handles won’t stand out in piles of prunings and could easily get lost.

Are the Kent and Stowe Professional Bypass Secateurs good value for money?

These have no replacement parts but are well priced and come with a five-year warranty. We think they’re good value for money.

Who are the Kent and Stowe Professional Bypass Secateurs most useful for?

With their chunky feel these seceaturs are best for larger hands but their sharp carbon steel blade is suitable for most pruning jobs.

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Product Specifications

Product

Brand Kent and Stowe
Name Kent and Stowe Professional Bypass Secateurs
Model Professional Bypass
Price £19.99
Secateur type Bypass
Secateur handle type Right handed

Features

Hand orientation Right-handed
Handle Plastic-coated
Maximum cut diameter 20mm
Carbon steel
Blade removable No
Wire-cutting notch Yes
Safety catch Yes
Weight 260kg
Warranty 5YEAR