Wilkinson Sword Bypass Heavy Pruners

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Just as a good pair of secateurs need to be a precision cutting tool so too do heavy pruners  and these   https://wilkinsonsword-tools.co.uk/products/ranges/cutting-range/loppers/general-purpose-geared-bypass-loppers  are precisely that. Just to clarify, my use of the name ‘heavy pruners’ sounds much more technical than ‘loppers’ which I have always thought sounds rather crude for a very precise horticultural task and I just dislike the word. That out of the way, I have been delighted with this tool which has cut all types of wood with any problems.

They have been tried on a range of materials from soft shoots up to tree branches, below the width that requires a saw, and not once have they failed to cut cleanly and with minimum of effort.

 

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Even dead snags which are very often found at the base of rose bushes can easily be removed without the bypass blades parting,  often a problem, and I was quite surprised how easy it was to manoeuvre the blades into tight places.

It does not take long to decide whether a piece of equipment is going to suit you or not and I quickly found that these were very much to my liking. So with Christmas coming up, I am sure a pair of these ‘heavy pruners’ would be a delight to receive by any discerning gardener.

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A Practical Pair

Gloves

These http://www.goldleaf-gloves.com/ gloves are extremely comfortable and after initially feeling rather tight when first worn, soon adjust to working conditions. One of the main problems with many heavy duty gloves is the fact that they dramatically reduce dexterity due to their thickness but the suppleness of goldleaf make both holding plant material and using tools so much easier. I very often forfeit the glove in which I hold my working tools but with these there is no problem. The  gauntlet is long enough to protect the arm adequately, especially when dealing with thorny plants, and although the material feels rather soft , no thorns managed to penetrate the material.

As a great deal of garden work is carried out during the cold days of winter, the fact that these gloves are waterproof mean that your hands stay warm while working which is a great benefit. With Christmas on the way these gloves would make an ideal present for any gardener.       WP_20170820_12_13_56_Pro