Leonard Ergonomic Bypass Pruners, 1-inch Cutting Capacity

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Item # 1234
Ship Weight 0.60 lbs
Stock Status 663 left, while they last!

July 2013 Good Housekeeping Top 3 Best Garden Shears! Curved, ergonomic design reduces hand fatigue for comfortable pruning over time.

Good Housekeeping tested 13 different pruners and the Leonard #1234 was 1 of only 3 "that made the cut." Describing the #1234, they say it's "For Tough Jobs. This all-steel option won votes for its easy-to-grasp recessed handles; they made cutting a one-inch dowel a snap."

Read Good Housekeeping's Review of the Leonard Ergonomic Bypass Pruners.

Lifetime warranty. These ergonomic pruners feature blades with a slightly downward angle and more dramatic top handle curve to provide added comfort and slip resistance during pruning. Precision high carbon steel cutting blade with chrome plating. Premium pivot bolt, sap groove, and slip-resistant vinyl grip. 1-inch cutting capacity; 8.5-inch overall length.

Product Information


  • 8 & 1/2" overall
  • 1" cutting capacity
  • All steel construction

Product Features

  • Slip-resistant vinyl grips
  • Chrome plated cutting blade
  • Ergonomic design in the handles

Product Benefits

  • The all steel pruner holds up for years of service
  • The chrome plated blade resists rust and holds its edge for a long time
  • Ergonomic handles are curved a little toward each other so you don't have to "stretch" your hand; less fatigue


A.M. Leonard, Inc. warrants its tools identified as carrying the Lifetime Warranty" to be free from material or workmanship defects for the life of the tool. This warranty does not cover damage due to abuse, rust, mishandling or unauthorized repair. A.M. Leonard, Inc. will replace or repair faulty tools at its sole discretion. Tools need to be sent postage prepaid to A.M. Leonard, Inc. 241 Fox Drive, Piqua, Ohio 45356. Changes in design, finish, material specifications, etc. may be made without notice and without implying any obligation or recourse upon A.M. Leonard, Inc.

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Review Summary (Based on 7 Reviews)

Overall Rating: 4/5

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from VA



These pruners were a replacement for Felco Pruners. They have performed well under heavy use, and we will purchase more as replacements are needed.

from AZ

Plus and minus


Yes--I agree with the reviewer who said that the handles are comfortable and the blade isn't sharp.

from MD

Is this really not THE pruner that I have boiught for 15 years?


This pruner surprised and delighted me. It appears similar to the one that I have bought forever but wanted to try one that looked like it. To my surprise the Leonard has the strength and quality that I am used to for $20 less. And the ergonomic design feels excellent as well. I will buy another Leonard Bypass Pruner probably sooner than later. In addition, it has great sharp cutting surfaces that work well for my dahlias or roses. In addition, I take the pruner into the 3 acres of woods and weeds that lie outside of my regular gardening area and I use it widely there as well.

from MI

Comfortable but very poor quality cutting blade


These pruners have very comfortable grips, but after just a few hours of use, the cutting blade was chipped along its entire surface. I was in no way abusing the pruners, and was both surprised and disappointed at the significant damage to the blade during my first use of these pruners. Other Leonard-brand tools have served me well, but I cannot recommend these pruners given the very poor quality of the cutting blade.

Gardeners Edge responds: Our customer service department has contacted the customer to resolve this issue.

from TX

1234 pruner


First one would not open, on very prompt return, second one is fine.

from CA

AMLeo #1234 Ergonomic Bypass Pruners


The #1234 Bypass Pruners are a copy of the Felco #8 pruners, a proven design. There is good news and bad news. The good news is all about the handles. They are very comfortable. I have a pair of the Felco #8 and the handles of #1234 don't spread apart as far as the #8 which fits my hand better. The bad news is the blade. Out of the box the bladed was intially very sharp. However with very little use (2 trees) the blade has scalloped and notched preventing full closure of the handles. I have over a half a dozen bypass pruners from Corona, Felco, Bacho and Barnell and I've never had a blade do this. I'm going to try to marry the blade of the Felco #8 to the handles of #1234. If that works it may be perfection. I'm a big fan of AMLeo but have give a pass on these pruners.

from MI



Sturdy..but NOT a Felco

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