Gardeners World Magazine Review of Felco Model 32 anvil secateurs

Felco Model 32 Pruning Shears (Anvil) review

Strong, smooth anvil secateurs for troublesome 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 strong, robust secateurs cut cleanly and effortlessly. They have a wide cutting width and all parts are replaceable.They come with a lifetime warranty.
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Value for money
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Pros: Clean, easy, strong cuts

Wide cutting width

Servicing provided

All parts replaceable
Cons: Safety catch stiff

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What are the Felco Model 32 Pruning shears (Anvil) like to use?

These high-quality secateurs have a hardened steel blade with a metal anvil, which can be unscrewed and adjusted if needed. The cutting width is wide at 25mm and these secateurs cut even thick, tough stems and branches smoothly and with ease.
The metal handles have a plastic non-slip grip but even though there is no comfort or padding grip provided these secateurs cut so easily there’s no strain on the hands and wrist at all. The safety catch is positioned on the front of the secateurs so it can only be reached when they are held in the right hand. We found it stiff to move and it needed loosening otherwise it took two hands to open and close.
They feel strong and sturdy and all parts of these secateurs are replaceable. Felco even offer an easy  maintenance and repair service for an extra cost.

Are the Felco Model 32 Pruning shears (Anvil) good value for money?

These are the most expensive secateurs in our test but they are high performing pruners that cut with ease. They also come with a lifetime warranty and can be repaired and maintained with all parts replaceable. We think they are good value for money.


Who are the Felco Model 32 Pruning shears (Anvil) most useful for?

Only for right handed gardeners, these smooth cutting secateurs are ideal for slicing through thick troublesome wood and are particularly useful for those who lack strength.

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Product Specifications


Brand Felco
Name Felco Model 32 Pruning Shears (Anvil)
Model Model 32 Pruning Shears (Anvil)
Price £59.99
Secateur type Anvil
Secateur handle type Right handed


Hand orientation Right-handed
Handle Plastic-coated
Maximum cut diameter 25mm
Blade material Hardened steel
Blade removable Yes
Wire-cutting notch No
Safety catch Yes
Weight 260mg