Secateurs for small hands
£10.99 incl. VAT
Lightweight, quality bypass pruners perfect for every day use. Highly recommended.
Professional Bypass pruners from Darlac for small hands
If you only buy one type of secateurs this should be the one you get. Although they are called “small” pruners, the cut capacity of these secateurs is 16mm, which is only 4mm less than the full sized pruners supplied by Darlac, and we find the slightly smaller size fits snugly into everyone’s hand, men and women. The handles are non-slip, and the blade is made of high carbon steel coated to reduce friction and help prevent rusting.
These secateurs are ideal for every day use; and they are the go-to tool for light pruning and harvesting vegetables with tough stalks – like sweet peppers, beefsteak tomatoes, winter squash, etc. Their small size also make them excellent for reaching into small gaps such as pruning side stems flushed with the mainstem.
In our experience, there is no point in buying either very cheap or very expensive secateurs. Cheap secateurs don’t do an adequate job; and there is little advantage buying an expensive model as eventually most secateurs end their life accidentally being left on the compost heap or abandoned in long grass after a job. Medium-priced secateurs, such as these, are great on the job, but it is not the end of the world if they get lost.
Overall Length: 175mm
Cut Capacity: 16mm
“Bypass” secateurs have a single sharpened blade, which passes against a curved metal surface in a similar cutting action to scissor blades. If the blade is sharp – and it is easily sharpened – these secateurs will give a clean cut with little effort.
Bypass secateurs are ideal for precision pruning, and this particular model is well balanced, versatile and strong. However, they should not be used to cut through stems thicker than 16mm, the recommended cutting diameter. To prune thicker branches it is better to use larger pruners, loppers or a pruning saw.
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