This two-hand pruning shear features lightweight super-strong aluminum This two-hand pruning shear features lightweight super-strong aluminum handles and a straight cutting head. The blade and screw-mounted anvil blade are made of high-quality hardened steel.
The Fiskars 9301 is fine for light pruning, and, with careful use, should last for many years. The pruner is operated by a cable outside the pole, which can get tangled in branches but this is a small drawback if you are only looking after a few trees. The pruner shears will tackle one-inch thick branches.
If you are wondering when to use pruning saws, here’s a good rule of thumb. If the branch or trunk you want to trim is under 1.5 inches (3.81 cm.) in diameter, consider a hand pruner. If the wood is that thick or thicker, it is prudent to use a pruning saw.
Springback pruning shears are those which have a heavy spring that will open the jaws of the shears once your hand grip eases. This is common for both pruning snips and for bypass pruning shears, as those both are used for light to medium-weight pruning duties on softer or green wood.