Darlac Expert Bypass DP1030A 

Darlac Expert Bypass DP1030A review

Excellent value, well-made tool that’s great for heavy duty cutting.

Our rating 
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In a nutshell

Robust secateurs in the classic style with a strong SK5 carbon steel blade. Good for large cuts with a lifetime guarantee.
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Value for money
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Pros: Nice to hold with a comfortable grip

Cut efficiently and smoothly and make large cuts easily

Comes with a generous lifetime guarantee
Cons: A number of different screws need to be tackled for adjustment or maintenance

Handles are wide when fully opened which may be a problem for smaller hands
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What are Darlac Expert Bypass DP1030A secateurs like to use?

Nice to hold with a comfortable grip these perform a range of pruning jobs efficiently and well.
The central safety catch is easy to engage with the thumb and can also be used to reduce the blade aperture (opening width) for light work There is a handy wire cutting notch on the blade and the red handles help to make them easy to find if lost amongst clippings.

Are Darlac Expert Bypass DP1030A secateurs good value for money?

In the mid-price range but performed better than some higher priced models. They also have a lifetime guarantee and replacement parts are available.

Who Darlac Expert Bypass DP1030A secateurs most useful for?

Particularly useful for gardeners who need to cut stems up to 20mm diameter.

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Product Specifications


Brand Darlac
Name Darlac Expert Bypass DP1030A
Model Expert Bypass DP1030A
Price £24.00
Secateur type Bypass
Secateur handle type Suitable for left or right handed use


Hand orientation Right-handed
Handle Plastic-coated
Blade material Carbon steel
Blade removable Yes
Wire-cutting notch Yes
Safety catch Yes
Weight 254g
Lifetime Warranty Yes