These are not only double award-winners but easy to use for people with weak or small hands.
They came out top in two exhaustive, independent tests: “best buy” with a score of 93% in a comparison of 12 pruners by Which?, the Consumers’ Association magazine, and “best in test” of eight secateurs by Garden Answers magazine.
This prize pruner is a by-pass type with a unique lever action, which means it pushes as well as cutting so needs little pressure to cut through stems. It is light, weighing only 172g (6oz), and fairly small with the handles opening to a maximum of 13cm (5.5in).
It has Teflon-coated carbon steel blades and contoured, soft-grip handles.
The locking catch is in the centre so the pruner can be used with left or right hand and it cuts through woody stems up to 20mm thick.
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What did the Darlac compound pruner score in the Which? test?
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Deadline: Friday, September 25
Darlac is a long-established British family firm specialising in genuinely useful, value-for-money tools. For the full range of products phone 01753-547790 or go to www.darlac.com