- 8 & 5/8" long overall
- 2" cutting edge on the blades
- All-steel construction; handles are steel with a non-slip coating
- Blades open to 1 & 1/2" wide (although that is not necessarily the cutting capacity)
- The Squeeze-To-Open latch is unique; just squeeze the handles together, and the safety lock holding the blades together "un-clicks" itself, releasing the blades
Review Summary (Based on 9 Reviews)
Customer Reviews for Leonard Straight Blade Pruning Shears, 8.625-inch Length
Likes: very well designed, feels good in your hand. I have lots and lots of ivy to be trimmed. The design is perfect. My only negative which prevents me from the pefect 5 star, is that the hing seems to hang sometimes and I have to manually open it. Tried WD40, help some. Loosened the bolt, helped some but the lock catch hangs from now and then. Overall, I would buy this style again.
I am a cut flower grower and bought the shears to see if my employees would like them. I personally like them but my employees thought the handles were too large for their hands and for easily and quickly cutting flowers. 17 years ago I purchased a pair of shears from Smith and Hawkin and have cut everything from woody plant material to millions of flowers for 17 years and have never sharpened them. They fit my small hands perfectly with curved handles and seem to be an extension of my hand when cutting. I have never found any other shears like these. It would be perfect if your straight blade shears had handles like these.
Excellent shears for small to medium cutting/pruning. The handles are ergonomic, and cause no strain. The long narrow blades allow for more precise cutting, which is important with bushes I have found. This immediately became my pruning shears of choice.
We are a commercial cut flower wholesaler. These pruners do a great job in cleaning up the cut flowers. The long straight blade is very sharp an easily cuts flower pedals or delicate stems which other pruners mash. The only issue is that they gum up to easily and have to be cleaned constantly. A stronger spring might help. They are not a replacement for the Felco #2 or AM Leonard equivalent.
A.M. Leonard: Our customer service department has contacted the customer to resolve this issue!
I love my pruning shears and use them regularly. The quality is wonderful. I am an avid gardener,and having the right tool for every task makes my job so much easier.
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Extremely tough with sharp blades that last!Lifetime warranty. Ready to take on the toughest shearing tasks, these blades are made from strong high carbon steel that holds a sharp edge. Then the blades are finished with a hard chrome plating to resist corrosion. Long 2-inch blades tackle flower cutting, dead heading, and seasonal perennial cutback with ease. Sturdy aluminum handles with a non-slip vinyl grip. Conveniently squeeze to open. 2-inch cutting edge; 8.625-inch overall length.