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Spear & Jackson Razorsharp Advance Adjustable-Width Premium Bypass secateurs review

Light, comfortable secateurs with good features.

Our rating 
3.3 out of 5 star rating 3.3

In a nutshell

These feel good in the hand and handle most jobs well but do struggle with some tougher stems. The blades are coated to stop them jamming up and they can be adjusted to suit different size hands. They come with a 10-year warranty.
Handling
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Cutting
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Maintenance
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Value for money
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Pros: Comfortable

Adjustable cutting width suits different sized hands

10 year warranty
Cons: Struggles with larger cuts

Hard to sharpen blades

Safety catch hard to open with one hand
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What are the Spear and Jackson Razorsharp Advance Adjustable Width Premium Bypass Secateurs like to use?

Light and comfortable in the hand with narrow ergonomic handles, these secateurs have strong carbon steel blades. They’re PTFE coated to help keep them free from sap and have a cutting diameter of 20mm. However, in our test they struggled with larger cuts. The centrally positioned safety catch is large but tricky for most size hands to reach. Most testers needed two hands to open them. A handy dial alters the cutting width to suit different hand sizes. No replacement parts are available and the blades aren’t the easiest to sharpen and maintain.

Are the Spear and Jackson Razorsharp Advance Adjustable Width Premium Bypass Secateurs good value for money?

In the mid-range price bracket these come with a 10-year warranty, but for the performance and lack of replacement parts we think they’re reasonable value for money.

Who are the Spear and Jackson Razorsharp Advance Adjustable Width Premium Bypass Secateurs most useful for?

Best for larger, stronger gardeners who can reach the safety catch with ease and apply the force necessary for larger cuts.

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Product Specifications

Product

Brand Spear & Jackson
Name Spear & Jackson Razorsharp Advance Adjustable Width Premium Bypass
Model Razorsharp Advance
Price £29.99
Secateur type Bypass
Secateur handle type Right handed

Features

Hand orientation Right-handed
Handle Plastic-coated
Maximum cut diameter 15mm
Blade material Carbon steel
Blade removable No
Yes
Wire-cutting notch No
Safety catch Yes
Weight 310kg
Warranty 10YEAR