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Felco 2 Pruning Shears $51.75 + Shipping (Free with Prime) @ Amazon AU via UK

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Great price on these quality Swiss Made pair of garden shears which are considered the industry standard by professional gardeners. The price appears to have been cut down to an all time low according to 3 camels and they are generally priced at $89 at Bunnings. Some reports suggest these can last through decades of regular use with the components being replaceable if required.

Description

  • 25mm cut
  • Sturdy handles made of forged aluminium
  • Blade high quality hardened steel
  • All parts can be replaced
  • Easy cutting adjustment
  • These high performance classic model Felco Secateurs are made in Switzerland from high quality hardened steel with forged aluminium handles.
  • Featuring replaceable parts, a sturdy design and easy cutting adjustment, Felco Secateurs provide an unbeatable gardening experience.

Felco 8's also are available at $51.69 here
These have a more ergonomic handle and suit larger hands.

What's the difference between Felco designs? Garden Tool Company provides a good summary here

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    • +4 votes

      No idea if these Felco are worth it, but i've tried a few cheapies from Bunnings including these ones and they have all been trash and not last more than a few months of very light use.

      • +12 votes

        Felco's are the best on the market. Used them professionally for years working in parks dept.

        • +6 votes

          how does one maintain the sharpness? surely even the best knifes in the world need regular sharpening

        • +1 vote

          These are better apparently

          ARS HP-VS8Z

        • +2 votes

          Felco's are totally worth $50 because they're bulletproof, you'll only ever need to buy another pair if they get lost or stolen.

          Anecdotal evidence time:
          Dad's got several pairs on the farm that are well over 40 years old and get used and abused pretty badly, but are all still going strong with regular use in winter.

          I pinched one of the older pairs of Felco 2's off him that have probably been used to prune the equivalent of over 250,000 apple trees in their lifetime and after a blade and spring change they'll last me the rest of my life for their use in the garden.

          When I was a kid one pair got lost in the orchard for a few months before it was found again half buried in the dirt, it got soaked in diesel overnight and a stiff wire brush the next day and was back in business.

          As for keeping them sharp, on the farm when they're being used all day they'd get maybe 20 seconds of quick lapping with a cheap pocket sharpening stone at the start of each day. The old pair in my garden shed have been sharpened once in maybe 3 years cos I'm lazy.

    • +1 vote

      Better to buy quality tools that last. $3 secateurs will only be good for one job.

      Have returned $20 & $30 Secateurs to Bunnings when they have become blunt after a few months of backyard use or the springs/screws have failed. Wouldn’t recommend a cheap tools at all.

      • +1 vote

        Na… those $3 are value 4 $; apart from blunting, after a couple months use, they have their rubber grip on the handle come off, but then you're left with just the aluminium handle. Also the spring tends to pop off now and again.

        I bought some Aldi made in Deutschland… for ~$10 with a spare blade and spring 2 years ago and they're still going strong. I have a largish garden and I can easily fill a couple of wheelie bins after a session of pruning.

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      I got the saxon and they were rubbish. Got the Felco after that and the difference in quality is abysmal.

      • +6 votes

        difference in quality is abysmal

        This implies there's little improvement going from Saxon to Felco. Is that what you're saying?

        • +3 votes

          My mistake, I took a word that is similar in Spanish and means very notorious.

  • +3 votes

    Bunnings price match??

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    Some reported as fake?

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      Amazon never sells fakes. Some reviewers bought from external sellers and Amazon puts all the reviews together.

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        Make sense. Was thinking no way Amazon sell fake.

        EDIT: Any one has one want to comment? Look like the F8 better?

      • -2 votes

        I once bought a OKATSUNE pruning sheers from Amazon and it turns out to be FAKE. Raised with Amazon and Seller gave a refund.

        • +2 votes

          The seller wasn't Amazon…

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          Pork chop, how did you know they were fake? Got a pair for about $50 a few weeks ago and I’m a bit suspicious

      • +1 vote

        In the U.S., Amazon have been reported to have sold fake items, such as microSD cards. The reason being, sometimes “fulfilled by Amazon” means that a third party sends it to Amazon’s warehouse, and they then dispatch it. I don’t know if this is an issue in Australia (or the UK, for that matter), but it’s caused a lot of drama in that U.S.

        Here’s an example thread (there are many similar stories): https://www.reddit.com/r/NintendoSwitch/comments/dz3h6z/amaz...

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          Same has supposedly happened with electronic ear muffs.

        • -1 vote

          Yes, to be sure they have to be "shipped from and sold by Amazon", when they fulfill there is a margin of risk.

          • +1 vote

            @Laziofogna: even then they comingle inventory, there's no way to be sure

      • +2 votes

        That's not quite correct. It's definitely possible to get fakes from Amazon, and it's actually quite a big problem. It's more common with SD cards.

        The issues comes from the fact that Amazon fulfils orders for 3rd party sellers, and they lump all stock with the same SKUs together. If a 3rd party seller sends counterfeits to Amazon's warehouse they'll go in with the rest of the stock, if the fakes aren't noticed. So even if you don't buy from that 3rd party seller there's a chance you'll get a counterfeit item.

        With things like SD cards it's very hard to tell what is and isn't counterfeit without opening them up and testing the card itself.

        Google "fake SD cards sold by amazon" and you'll find countless of stories

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          I forgot about this commingled skus. Does it mix with Amazon too though?

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            @aerona: Apparently yes. Plenty of people reporting fake SD cards even when it says "sold by Amazon"

        • -1 vote

          As I said the reviews we read are all together whoever was the seller, if I buy a fake item from a third party seller my negative review goes with all the others sold by Amazon itself. Maybe with SD cards there is more danger to fail, I don't know I have no personal experience. All I know is if you look for similar results with Google you can find anything, try fake perfumes Chemist Warehouse or lemon BMW. Knowing the return policy Amazon have I don't think a small risk to receive a fake item should generate all this terror to buy.

          • +1 vote

            @Laziofogna: Yes, the reviews get lumped together.

            But so does the stock. Amazon consolidates both reviews and stock for the same SKUs.

            People have clearly reported receiving fakes despite the listing being "Sold by Amazon" and not a 3rd party, and Amazon employees have confirmed that stock gets consolidated.

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    Thanks OP. Was looking at these the other day, but almost choked on my milo when they were about $100. Steal at $50. Cheers

  • +2 votes

    These swiss made shears are definitely one the best out there, no doubt, but honestly the one from Bunnings for ~$17 are amazing too, it's been over 4 years, still going good.

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      Do you mind to share, which one is it?

      • -1 vote

        I'd say it'd be the $17 ones.

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        I bought fiskars softgrip when they it was on special at bunnings, was for 17.99 or something.

  • +3 votes

    I have a pair of these. They are the best bypass shears I've owned. There are detailed youtube videos that show you how to care for them, including complete disassembly, clean oil and reassembly. Highly recommended for gardening enthusaists.

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    $52 for Pruning Shears? what makes this so expensive

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    Thanks OP. Do we know if both models are for one-handed uses? Torn between the two.

    • +2 votes

      Don't get so emotional, just buy one for each hand.

  • +2 votes

    I used these when I was an orchard worker. Felcos are brilliant. I've got some for home now as I got tired of cheap ones snapping in my hands (it hurts). It's the same with hammers, just buy quality regardless of the initial price shock, you won't regret it at the price offered.

    They are for one handed use but the steel is good on the blades, it's surprising what they can cut

  • +2 votes

    If you're spending this much might as well spend a little bit more and get something quality like this

  • +2 votes

    Will last a lifetime if looked after. Good price.

    • +5 votes

      Not sure I'm ready for such a long-term commitment yet.

  • +1 vote

    I have had a pair of fiskars from Bunnings for about 6 years and they still work well.

  • +3 votes

    Almost all Felco pruners have been getting cheaper (by $10-20) in the past couple of weeks. I have bought the F12, F15 as an upgrades for my old F2. F15 is very good for those with smaller hands and my wife liked it much more compared to the F2.

    The CP cutter is also at a all time low for those interested in a pair of great quality general purpose shears.

  • +1 vote

    Is this the Rolls Royce of secateur?

    • +1 vote

      Bugatti …

    • -1 vote

      I would suggest Rolex

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    Thanks Op, ordered a Felco 8

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      Are F8 left handed?

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        No. F9 are left handed.
        Follow the link OP provided that shows the difference between all models.

  • +1 vote

    Well done OP - great post. I ordered some F8s.
    I bought a $50 pair of Gardena's from Bunnings recently. Made in Germany, 25 year warranty, (so not Chinese junk). They went back same day - couldn't get a clean cut - rubbish. Looking forward to the Felco's.

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    Thanks OP. Got the F 8

    Worth noting that the F2 is the only model without replaceable blades.

  • +1 vote

    Felco (Swiss) and Lowe (German) are easily the best, personally I like Lowe and for that reason I like it’s Australian copy:

    https://botanex.com.au/products/wolf-garten-classic-economy-...

  • +7 votes

    Worth noting that if you have small hands, or even average sized hands as a woman, these stand a very good chance of being too big. I'm M/168cm with small hands and #2 and #8 are ~way~ too big for me. Felco #6 is the small hand option and they are perfect.

    Also the ARS HP-VS8Z are widely understood to be significantly better for a number of reasons if you want the single best secateurs on the market.

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    The felco 7 with rotating handle is what you want. Work part time on a flower farm. If you do a lot of snips the handle makes so much difference.

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      I'll second that, it does reduce strain.

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      And F12 & 15 for smaller hands.

  • +1 vote

    I have several pairs of Felco cutters and find them to be superb tools. Very well made and all parts are replaceable if needed

    Felco for secateurs
    Fiskars for bigger cutters, splitters and axes (and Granfors Bruks)
    Gardena and Hozelock for hoses, fittings and attachments

    Buy the best, buy once

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    I have Felcos doing 20 plus years and going strong afer much use.

    Buy Felco and buy once.

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      I reckon mine are 25+ years old. They are easy to pull apart clean adjust and oil and when you sharpen them it's like you just bought them. They're not difficult to sharpen and the blade is very good quality steel and stays sharp for a long long time. Best garden tool purchase!

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    ARS HP-VS8Z is way better, available from Amazon for $55

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005Q4LU1I/ref=pe_825000_114657650...

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      67.84 USD (~ 87.60AUD) delivered for me from amazon

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    Has no one heard about the li ion mini chain saws or is it just knuckle draggers fest out here ? I posted a mini chain saw and got five negs ..why does anyone use these anymore is beyond me. All the more so at this price..will last forever ? Can pass on to grandkids ? Well I have a cheapo pruning shear and I have a mini chain saw .. my pruning shear will last way longer than this one because I do not use it

    https://www.banggood.com/Upgrade-Mensela-CS-L1+-4-Inch-Mini-...

    I am sure more negs coming up but well helping people takes time. Mind you I am pro tech and not for this brand or seller.. Just look on Amazon and save yourselves some money and buy something that makes work easier. Indestructible pruning shears with steel made from God's tears for 60 bucks makes zero sense. All right neg away now before anyone can see it :-D

    • +1 vote

      Dexter, is that you?

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      Have you ever heard of professionals using mini chain saws to prune vineyards?

      A sharp blade will give you a cleaner cut than a chain saw, and I reckon you can be a lot faster too.

      Once you take out trees or thick branches a chainsaw might be more useful.

    • +1 vote

      Here's some reasons why I wouldnt use a "mini chainsaw" to prune my plants:
      1. chainsaws do not provide a clean cut - they rip rather than cut. this leads to disease and rot in the plant and the cuttings cannot be used for propagation
      2. the chain teeth are more difficult to sharpen than a single secateur blade
      3. chainsaw needs fuel/battery and bar oil
      4. gardening is a peaceful activity - the noise of a chainsaw is not peaceful
      5. electric devices are incompatible with water/rain
      6. mini-chainsaw weighs 1.2kg. Felco 2 weighs 240g.

      Here's one reason why I would:
      1. Faster to cut branches with diamater greater than 30mm

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    Only $50.97 now

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    You triggered my interest in mini chainsaws Shaidas and they were difficult to research with a fair bit of deseptive advertising and harsh criticism of Banggood. I bought a similar one from AliExpress for about $40 with Au shipment and a pair of questionable Chinese batteries.
    Maybe it's difficult to prune your roses and vines with one of these and hence your negs, but I gave you a +.

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    F8 still available. Purchased. Thx op