Pedi­gree Geared Hedge Shears

Amateur Gardening - - Ask Anne! -

£32 rrp

01279 401570 for stock­ists pedi­gree­gar­den.co.uk

Fea­tures

Light­weight ny­lon re­in­forced han­dles with soft-touch grip. Te­flon-coated blades. Geared mech­a­nism. Bump-stop buf­fers on han­dles. Cut­ting edge

8in (20.5cm). Over­all length 231∕4in

(59cm). Weight 281∕2oz (803g). Life­time guar­an­tee.

Per­for­mance

The shears feel light and well bal­anced. The broad oval grips suit my big hands well. The soft bump-stop ab­sorbs shocks ef­fec­tively. Cut­ting through heav­ier ma­te­rial like holly re­quires a bit of ef­fort – there’s no ob­vi­ous ben­e­fit from the gear­ing mech­a­nism. How­ever, the blades glide through light hedge work and the canted han­dles (oth­ers have canted blades) give a long, flat sur­face that holds a hedge line well.

Value

A good gen­eral-pur­pose pair of shears, but they are a bit pricey.

Score 11 /15

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