The Leonard Professonal Pruning shears are almost 1/2 the price of Felco pruners.A truly great value for their quality
I really enjoy using the 1212 Pruner doing my fall cleanup. It is effortless to use while cutting raspberry canes and small apple tree branches. The wide handles, sharp blade and conveniently located locking device all add up to a great tool.
While I'm not an industry professional I do believe in investing in professional grade tools and the A.M. Leonard 1212 Pruners certainly fits that bill and more. They're sharp, durable and comfortable to use. I recommend them to all of my gardening friends.
I'd always believed the lore that Felco pruners were the best, but I've had irritations with them over the years, so I tried these. I am VERY happy with the change. The best thing about them is the button that allows you to close the pruners, and keep them closed. It is much better than the closing devices on all my other pruners, and they stay closed until you want to open them. The pruners are very sharp and make a clean quick cut. I will be interested to see if they stand up as well over the seasons as they've started out. Well done!
I used these pruners for 2 weeks before reviewing. I work in a landscape nursery, and make hundreds of cuts a day. These pruners have stayed sharp and smooth as well as any I have had before. The only thing i didn't like was the way the back side looks, they don't have the professional look the front side has. If my only complaint is appearance it should say something... Try a pair, you won't regret it.. Mike
This is my new favorite pruner. I was getting tired of the Felco lock locking itself at the worst time and the difficulty of using the Felco special tool to replace the blade. This AM Leonard tool is the improved version. I highly recommend it.