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Burgon and Ball RHS-Endorsed Professional Bypass Secateurs review

Robust secateurs with great features and cutting performance.

Our rating 
4.3 out of 5 star rating 4.3

In a nutshell

Robust secateurs with strong blades and comfortable handles, but the green grips could very easily get lost. They have good features and replaceable parts and come with a 10-year warranty.
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Value for money
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Pros: Comfortable

Wire-cutting notch & sap groove

Replaceable parts

Long warranty

Cons: Stiff catch

Dark green handles can get lost
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What are the Burgon and Ball RHS Professional Bypass Secateurs like to use?

With a heat-treated, high carbon steel blade, these are sharp, strong secateurs. They have a cutting diameter of 25mm, a handy wire cutting notch on the upper blade and a sap groove to help stop the blades jamming with sap. The central safety catch should be easily flipped on and off with just the thumb but it’s a bit sticky and needs an extra push with both hands to lock. The handles are comfortable and have a plastic coating for extra grip but they’re dark green in colour and could get very easily lost in prunings, or the compost. They open quite wide so are not for small hands.

Replacement parts, like blades and springs are available and they also come with a tensioning tool to make sure the blades are always aligned.

Are the Burgon and Ball RHS Professional Bypass Secateurs good value for money?

These are in the mid-range price bracket, have replaceable parts, good features and a long warranty of 10 years. We think they’re good value for money.

Who are the Burgon and Ball RHS Professional Bypass Secateurs most useful for?

Great for all pruning jobs around the garden but larger hands are better suited to the wide opening and stiff safety catch.

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Product Specifications


Brand Burgon & Ball
Name Burgon and Ball RHS Endorsed Professional Bypass Secateurs
Model RHS Endorsed Professional Bypass Secateurs
Price £34.99
Secateur type Bypass
Secateur handle type Right handed


Hand orientation Right-handed
Handle Plastic-coated
Blade material Carbon steel
Blade removable Yes
Wire-cutting notch Yes
Safety catch Yes
Weight 256kg
Warranty 10YEAR