A good pair of hand pruners is the gardener's
best friend. These vital tools
are used for
keeping the garden in shape by
dead flower heads and snipping
leaves, stems, and branches.
It is important
when buying pruners to look for
reduce the friction that can
and the stress that can cause
as carpal tunnel and tendonitis.
many companies that make good
They can be purchased at garden
through catalogs or ordered from
as they are easy and inexpensive
Look for the following when buying
- Pruners should have high quality steel cutting
blades that are easy to clean and sharpen.
A 30 degree cutting head angle allows for
easy and comfortable precision cutting. The
handle springs should be flexible and sturdy.
- Make sure the pruners properly fit your hand
size. Using pruners that are too small or
big can cause stress, muscle fatigue, or
pain. Handles shaped to fit the curve of
the palm are the most comfortable.
- Gardeners who do lots of pruning for extended
periods should look for models with soft
grip handles that reduce pressure when squeezing.
Non-slip and larger rotating handles are
other good features.
- Make sure you are buying the right pruners
for the job you want to do.
You will need
heavier duty pruners for clipping
than for snipping small green
If you are left handed, remember
to buy left