Old reliable, still the best.
Purchased the Felco #2 pruning shears with the leonard dual molded sheath and Silky 8.3" folding saw. The shears and folding saw fit perfectly in the sheath and the are readily at hand. Tired of the cheap big box shears so I decided to splurge this year. What a difference good tools make.
They work well, do a fantastic job, easy on my hands (arthritis in my fingers), would not have any other. Am an avid gardener specialty is growing roses.
Excellent design, and especially love that it's possible to buy repair parts. I've had mine for more than 12 years, and have replaced the blade a couple of times. Never needed to replace spring, etc, but glad to know I can if needed. I'm an avid home gardener and also do volunteer maintenance for a couple of city gardens, and this pruner is always in its sheath hooked on my jeans pocket.
If you prune for a living, they are the best!
One of the best pruners made. Durable, easy to use, well made. I have had the same pruner for fifteen years.
Felco 2 is the standard. We have recently tried the ARS VS8Z. We find that the ARS unit requires less effort to cut exactly the same size of material. The Felco 2 however is far easier to adjust and repair that the ARS.
These are probably the best pruners made. They fit your hand perfectly and are very durable. I recomend these to everyone.
Good, no nonsense, incredibly reliable pruner. I buy these for our staff because everything is replaceable on them, they are very durable, and they are timeless. I have, for these reasons, not come up with any reason to change or try anything else!
I began using Felco pruners as a co-op at Walt Disney World. Almost 20 years later I still use Felco pruners because they are truly the best.
The Felco 2 pruners fit my hand perfectly and easily cut without much effort or muscle on my part. I bought more as holiday presents and they are extremely pleased with them too.
We take care of hundreds of fruit and ornamental trees and shrubs each year and I have been using the Felco #2 pruner and have never been disappointed with the cut or had fatigue from over use.
I've been gardening for many years and this is the best pruner I've used. It is well worth the price!
The Felco 2 is what I always buy for our crew and volunteers. The others just do not compare. Some of my lady volunteers prefer the Felco 6 or 12, but we always start with the # 2!
The best pruners ever!
Lost my old pair, bought a new pair. Couldn't find them locally (!) so bought them from [you] of course.
These pruners are fantastic, and always there when I need them. Every one of our supervisors carry them because they are such a valuable tool. They are almost indestructible, also, and if something does break, they are so fast and easy to repair.
After 28 years of pruning more than 250 fruit trees annually, Felco no. 2 pruners are the best hand pruners we have ever used. They allow precise cuts in tight spots between limbs and remain blades remain sharp after many hours of pruning. Although these pruning shears may seem a bit expensive, they will last forever. Almost all the parts are replacable, however, we have never had to do this as these pruners are durable. The red handles are a real plus, as you can always find them if they are misplaced. These pruners are comfortable for any hand size and do not cause blisters. After using several different hand pruners, Felco no. 2's are the only pruners I order.
The only hand pruner we will buy!
The Felco pruners are quite good, but the locking mechanism breaks down quickly, and cannot be fixed. I have five Felcos with this same problem. The locking mechanism is so loose that with every cut, you have to unlock the lock to make the next cut. Not helpful! I cannot get the screw to back out to replace this mechanism, and I cannot tighten down on the screw to make the mechanism tighter. It flops back to the lock after every cut. The only way I have been able to use the pruners is to turn them upside down so that the locking does not work(gravity is your friend). There seems to be no fix to this. I am a landscaper and use my pruners constantly, but am on the search for new pruners because of this persistent problem. Felco is a good name, but where, exactly, do you go for repairs?? Hmmm.
Gardeners Edge replies: We offer the repair parts for Felcos. There is a small bowl-shaped washer under the latch that keeps tension on the thumb latch, until it's worn out.
I started out using Felco 2's and every time I have tried another brand or style, I have been dissappointed. They are the standard to which all other pruners are compared.
The felco pruners are the best. The cut is clear and neat, not tear the bark.
I bought this pruner last summer and absolutely love it. It is far superior to any of the other pruners I have ever owned. All one needs to do some great gardening is this pruner and the A.M. Leonard soil knife.
We have tried many brands over the years and this is always the best, longest, toughest pruner available.
Likes: fits in my hands ( small hands ), clean cuts and easy to maintain, inclusive of decomposing, and replacing parts. Dislikes: everyone wants to borrow them! Bought them because I'm very active in landscaping and required sharp pruners for my small hands.