Wilkinson Sword Wavy Blade Hedge Shears
01869 363635 for stockists wilkinsonsword-tools.co.uk
Lightweight aluminium handles, nonstick coated carbon-steel blades with wavy cutting edge. Bump-stop buffers on handles. Cutting edge 8in (20cm). Overall length 231∕2in (60cm). Weight 321∕2oz (920g). Ten-year guarantee.
Light and nicely balanced. Oval grips not entirely comfortable but give firm hold. Bump stops work but are not as shockabsorbing as others. The blades cut cleanly covering large areas quickly on light hedges and hold a line well. They feel a bit chunky for detail topiary work, but will do the job. They cope very well with heavier stuff like holly, cutting right to the tip of the blade. Long handles offer good reach. There’s no obvious benefit to the wavy blades.
Very reasonable price for good all-round hedging shears.
Score 13 /15