Finest Swiss-made Felco No 6 compact secateurs for a smaller hand, only £43
With so many different uses around the garden, a decent pair of secateurs is a must for any gardener—and it seems no gardener can ever have enough of them as they are so often mislaid. They are the garden hand tool that gets the most use when pruning shrubs, cutting down herbaceous borders, deadheading and even cutting flowers for the house or harvesting fruiting crops.
Which type to buy? Bypass secateurs, with a cutting action similar to scissor blades, can get into tighter spaces, to cut near a bud or cut side-shoots back to the main stem. Bypass secateurs are the type we use most often (if you have a lot of woody, hard stems consider anvil secateurs as a second pair).
The original Swiss-made Felco secateurs are considered the best; they are the most recommended bypass secateurs in the world, and we are therefore delighted to have arranged exclusive prices for Members on all Felco secateurs and other products—starting with the No 6 model, which is easier for a smaller hand (and the original No 2 secateurs which are the most highly recommended secateurs in the world – see separate entry).
The Felco Compact No 6 is lighter then the No2s, and compact, with a tapered cutting head. It is recommended for all garden maintenance and pruning up to 20mm. At 19.5cm long it is perfect for a smaller hand.
The quality of these secateurs is unsurpassed. The cutting blade and riveted anvil blade are high-quality hardened steel; they give a clean, precise cut—and all parts can be replaced. Handles have a wide range of features: rubber shock absorber and cushion to protect the wrist; toothed centre-nut for aligning the cutting and anvil blades easily and precisely for a clean, accurate cut; and they are lightweight and strong, thanks to special aluminium alloys and advanced precision forging methods mastered by Felco.
They have a sap groove which prevents the blade sticking when cutting ‘sappy’ wood—this saves time and makes pruning easier by removing sap and debris after each cut—and a notch allows for cutting small wires without damaging the cutting edge.
Felco Secateurs: the No 6 lighter Compact style.
RRP £60. CCUK £43. Lifetime guarantee. Free UK mainland delivery.