Secateurs – Buyer’s Guide

Choose the best secateurs for your garden, with the help of our video guide.

A pair of secateurs is an essential piece of kit for pruning trees, shrubs and climbers, deadheading flowers and harvesting edible crops. In this practical video we take you through the most important points to consider when buying secateurs, which can range in price from as little as £3 to £80 or more.

First, we look at the three types: bypass secateurs, anvil secateurs and ratchet secateurs.

Then, we consider ease of handling, safety features and blade specification.

Next, we advise on how to use secateurs, as well as cleaning, oiling and sharpening them.

Watch now, to find out how to choose the best secateurs for you.

Brands featured in this video: Briers, Bulldog Tools, Burgon & Ball, Darlac, Draper, Felco, Fiskars, Kent & Stowe, Lasher, Niwaki, Spear & Jackson, Stihl, Wilkinson Sword and Wolf Garten.

Many thanks to Rosie Yeomans and Sparsholt College for their help in making this video.

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