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Gardeners World Magazine Review of Corona Comfort gel Ratchet Cut secateurs

Corona Ratchet Cut Comfort Gel Anvil Secateurs review

Strong, ratchet anvil secateurs for tough wood.

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5

In a nutshell

A BBC Gardeners’ World magazine Best buy award winner these ratchet anvil secateurs are robust with soft, grippy handles to help you cut easily through thick, tough wood. They come with a ten year warranty.
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Pros: Comfortable handles

Strong, efficient cut

Sturdy and robust

Four-gear ratchet
Cons: Feel weighty

Safety catch needs two hands
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What are the Corona Ratchet Cut Comfort Gel Anvil secateurs like to use?

These secateurs have a non-stick coated, high carbon steel blade with a metal anvil. A four-gear, heavy duty ratchet mechanism helps them slice through even the toughest wood cleanly and easily – through a series of cuts you apply pressure, release, apply pressure, release, continuing until the blades have cut the stem. They have a cutting width of 20mm and the aluminium handles have a gel grip which is soft in the hand, although it does feel a little sticky if it gets wet. The safety catch is in between the two handles and is supposed to disengage by squeezing the handles but this doesn’t always work and it’s then tricky to close with one hand. It can also only then be pushed on or off when held in the right hand. They feel weighty in the hand but are sturdy, robust secateurs.

Are the Corona Ratchet Cut Comfort Gel Anvil secateurs good value for money?

These tough secateurs are built to last and cut tough wood well. They come with a 10 year warranty and we think they are very good value for money.

Who are the Corona Ratchet Cut Comfort Gel Anvil secateurs most useful for?

Only for right handed gardeners these are just the thing for cutting thick, tough wood easily. They are ideal for those who are less able or find it difficult to grip.

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Product Specifications


Brand Corona
Name Corona Ratchet Cut Comfort Gel Anvil Secateurs
Model Ratchet Cut Comfort Gel Anvil
Price £34.99
Secateur type Ratchet
Secateur handle type Right handed


Hand orientation Right-handed
Handle Aluminium with a gel grip
Maximum cut diameter 20mm
Blade material Carbon steel
Blade removable No
Wire-cutting notch No
Safety catch Yes
Weight 264g
Warranty 10YEAR