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Niwaki Gr Pro Secateurs review

Simple, Japanese-style secateurs with hand-forged blades and bright yellow handles.

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5

In a nutshell

A BBC Gardeners’ Word Magazine Best Buy winner, these secateurs feel strong and robust with an excellent cutting performance. They have a simple design and easy-to-spot yellow handles and come with a two-year warranty.
Handling
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Cutting
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Maintenance
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Value for money
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Pros: Comfortable and well balanced

Cut cleanly and well

Strong and robust
Cons: Safety catch needs getting used to

No replaceable blade

Expensive
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What are the Niwaki GR Pro Secateurs like to use?

In the popular Japanese style, these simple secateurs have hand-forged, carbon steel blades and a chunky safety catch at the base. This can be tricky to get used to but is actually easy to engage just by flicking it against your thigh. They feel comfortable and well balanced in the hand and cut all stems cleanly and well. Strong and robust, their yellow handles are easy to spot. Lightweight (190g) and left-handed models are available as well as two different sizes to suit medium and large hands. A replacement spring is included and they come with a two-year warranty.

Are the Niwaki GR Pro Secateurs good value for money?

These are expensive secateurs with just a two-year warranty, but we love their simplicity, quality and high performance. They’re built to last and we think they’re good value for money.

Who are the Niwaki GR Pro Secateurs most useful for?

Ideal for all gardening jobs and every gardener, with a size and weight to suit all.

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Product Specifications

Product

Brand Niwaki
Name Niwaki Gr Pro Secateurs
Model Gr Pro
Price £69.00
Secateur type Bypass
Secateur handle type Suitable for left or right handed use

Features

Hand orientation Right-handed
Handle Plastic-coated
Maximum cut diameter 15mm
Carbon steel
Blade removable No
Safety catch Yes
Weight 239kg
Warranty 2YEAR