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This item is designed for right handed pruning; suitable for both small/large hands. Phthalate free non-slip handle grip w/ angled cutting head.

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Woot [woot.com] has Felco F6 Ergonomic Bypass Pruning Shear, Red for $27.99. High quality pruner Swiss Made. Lowest price I have seen on this model.
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I own both the Swiss made Felco F2's and the Japanese made ARS HP-VS8Z's. Prior to purchasing, though, I read this excellent Wired (of all places) review after googling "world's best pruners." The F2 are Felco's legendary Swiss-made pruners with a design that has been around and copied, for decades. The ARS pruners are a newer design, and are better overall IMO... the Wired article appears to agree the ARS are best. That said, this deal on the F6's for $28 is the best deal I've ever seen on any Felco F series pruners.

Felco 2

They're sharp, durable, smooth, easy to repair, and easy to find. As thousands of gardeners already know, a Felco 2 may be the last pruner you ever buy.

In our tests, the Felco 2 made clean, straight cuts on almost everything we tried. Its bypass blades opened and closed smoothly, and required only slight force to cut thick branches. The hardened-steel blades are strong enough to withstand sharpening dozens of times, the plastic-coated forged aluminum alloy handles are nearly unbreakable, repairs are easy, and replacement parts for any worn-out pieces are widely available. Felco models are consistently priced, well known, and widely beloved among gardeners, many of whom have kept their Felco 2 pruners for a decade or more. The pruners crushed a ¼-inch dowel a tiny bit, and the handles spread a little wide for some people (if that's you, the Felco 6 should work). But those flaws aside, they're close to perfect.


ARS HP-VS8Z

These pruners had the sharpest blades and required the least force to make the smoothest cuts of any of the pruners in our test. Not always easy to find, but if you encounter this model for the same price as the Felco, it's worth getting.

If you yearn for the perfect pruner, you'll finally be satisfied with the ARS HP-VS8Z. This tool was the only model that consistently made perfectly clean, flat cuts in soft stems, woody growth, hardwood dowels, and even ¾-inch buckthorn branches without crushing or tearing anything—and with less effort. The ARS has stunningly sharp high-carbon steel blades that have been tempered for hardness and resilience, and the tight, precise tolerance between the two blades creates a silky-smooth cutting action. Every other pair of pruners jerked or stuck on something in our test, but not this pair. Comfortable plastic-coated aluminum handles (which are available in other sizes) make cutting easy. The HP-VS8Z is so good that we almost made it our top pick for this guide, but its pricing is inconsistent—and sometimes very high (we've seen it fluctuate between $50 and $80). We were also concerned about the availability of ARS models, as this Japanese brand isn't as widespread as the Swiss brand Felco in the United States. If you can find this tool for less than the Felco 2's price, you can be confident that you're buying the best available pruner.
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FELCO blades are always attached to handles by three pins and never with screws.

FELCO hardware uses only hexagonal flathead screws.

FELCO tools always have a clear, fine, deep stamped logo into the aluminum handles.

FELCO thumb catches have a compact specific design, they are tightly fastened to the handle and never touch the red grip.

FELCO red plastic grips are precisely applied to the aluminum handles. The grips cannot be peeled back by hand.

Fake:

Counterfeit blades are often attached with a screw on the inside of the blade.

Counterfeit hardware is not precision cut, has a poor, rough finish and often uses round Philips head screws.

Counterfeit logos are often laser cut, thick, unaligned and contain spelling mistakes (i.e. ELCO, FILCO, etc.)

Counterfeits often have large, loose thumb catches that touch the red grip.

Counterfeit grips often have gaps between the metal handle and the plastic grips. These grips can be peeled back by hand
This is tempting, but this price for Felcos sounds too good to be true, I suspect these are fake/counterfeit. Woot has sold fake goods in the past and fake Felcos exist, so it's definitely a possibility.

There is even a website for if you get a fake Felco, they will exchange it for a genuine one, but it takes 3-4 weeks: https://realfelco.com/

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Recommended as the best pruner brand in my landscape horticulture classes. F6 is recommended for those with smaller hands or for more precision control. I've been thinking about getting the F8 since it came highest recommended as being most comfortable, but at this price I'll give this one a try since I don't have huge hands.
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High quality shears, reviews say measure your hands 1st. Repped
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how the warranty works here?
90 day on the page, but manufacture offer lifetime.
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Don't forget to rep shrewd mask
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I own both the Swiss made Felco F2's and the Japanese made ARS HP-VS8Z's. Prior to purchasing, though, I read this excellent Wired (of all places) review after googling "world's best pruners." The F2 are Felco's legendary Swiss-made pruners with a design that has been around and copied, for decades. The ARS pruners are a newer design, and are better overall IMO... the Wired article appears to agree the ARS are best. That said, this deal on the F6's for $28 is the best deal I've ever seen on any Felco F series pruners.

Felco 2

They're sharp, durable, smooth, easy to repair, and easy to find. As thousands of gardeners already know, a Felco 2 may be the last pruner you ever buy.

In our tests, the Felco 2 made clean, straight cuts on almost everything we tried. Its bypass blades opened and closed smoothly, and required only slight force to cut thick branches. The hardened-steel blades are strong enough to withstand sharpening dozens of times, the plastic-coated forged aluminum alloy handles are nearly unbreakable, repairs are easy, and replacement parts for any worn-out pieces are widely available. Felco models are consistently priced, well known, and widely beloved among gardeners, many of whom have kept their Felco 2 pruners for a decade or more. The pruners crushed a ¼-inch dowel a tiny bit, and the handles spread a little wide for some people (if that's you, the Felco 6 should work). But those flaws aside, they're close to perfect.


ARS HP-VS8Z

These pruners had the sharpest blades and required the least force to make the smoothest cuts of any of the pruners in our test. Not always easy to find, but if you encounter this model for the same price as the Felco, it's worth getting.

If you yearn for the perfect pruner, you'll finally be satisfied with the ARS HP-VS8Z. This tool was the only model that consistently made perfectly clean, flat cuts in soft stems, woody growth, hardwood dowels, and even ¾-inch buckthorn branches without crushing or tearing anything—and with less effort. The ARS has stunningly sharp high-carbon steel blades that have been tempered for hardness and resilience, and the tight, precise tolerance between the two blades creates a silky-smooth cutting action. Every other pair of pruners jerked or stuck on something in our test, but not this pair. Comfortable plastic-coated aluminum handles (which are available in other sizes) make cutting easy. The HP-VS8Z is so good that we almost made it our top pick for this guide, but its pricing is inconsistent—and sometimes very high (we've seen it fluctuate between $50 and $80). We were also concerned about the availability of ARS models, as this Japanese brand isn't as widespread as the Swiss brand Felco in the United States. If you can find this tool for less than the Felco 2's price, you can be confident that you're buying the best available pruner.
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Thanks OP. I was looking at the F2s but I'll take this at half off. Waited for at least 2.months for this. Now I need a wheelbarrow deal, but want quality, not the gardener variety.
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Better than fiskars?
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Ohhh I really need these too. But the warning it's for small hands has me worried
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Better than fiskars?
Yes. See the Wired article for a detailed review if you're interested. This is an amazing deal on a set of Felco's.
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The Fiskars Quantum Hand Pruner is not made to slice scallions, and it left dangling onion bits on more than half the cuts. The Quantum also cut the ⅜-inch Norway Maple branch unevenly and tore bark. The tool's plastic latch extends out slightly beyond the level of the handles, which can be irritating if you're using the pruners without gloves.


https://thewirecutter.com/reviews...n-pruners/
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In for one. Thanks OP
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I am a lefty wondering whether this is going to be hard to use on left hand
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This is tempting, but this price for Felcos sounds too good to be true, I suspect these are fake/counterfeit. Woot has sold fake goods in the past and fake Felcos exist, so it's definitely a possibility.

There is even a website for if you get a fake Felco, they will exchange it for a genuine one, but it takes 3-4 weeks: https://realfelco.com/
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