The world’s favourite secateurs: the original Swiss-made Felco No 2 at 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 original No 2 secateurs which are the best known (and the No 6 model, which is easier for a smaller hand – see separate entry).

Felco No 2 is the standard used by professional pruners for its quality and strength. It incorporates all the specifications that make Felco great. Recommended for all garden maintenance and pruning up to a diameter of 25mm, it is 21.5cm long and recommended for a large 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 No 2 Secateurs. RRP £60. CCUK £43. Free UK mainland delivery. Lifetime guarantee.

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