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Leonard Traditional Bypass Pruners, 1-inch Cutting Capacity

# 1286
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15 @ $ 32.99
> 6 @ $ 29.99


Weight: 0.700000 lbs

A classic, multi-purpose performer - rated the "Best All-Around Pruner" in a Popular Mechanics test!

Lifetime warranty. Popular Mechanics magazine rigorously tested three top pruners, pushing them far beyond what you’d expect a typical pruner to handle - cutting through celery, rope, and even tough chicken wire. The result? Our bypass pruners were clear winners in 2 out of the 3 tested categories: the most precise cuts and the sharpest blades.
This is a classic, high-performance pruner ideal for all kinds of uses. Features include strong, forged-aluminum handles, precise high-carbon steel blades, and a responsive spring action for a smooth and crisp cutting action.
Enjoy easy cleaning and an always-sharp edge thanks to chrome-plated blades that are engineered to resist corrosion, rust, and even sap. The anvil blade is riveted to the vinyl-coated, forged aluminum handles for extra strength. Other features: a pivot-locking mechanism and anti-slip grips. 8.5-inch overall length; weight of 10 oz.

Specs

  • 8 1/2" long overall
  • 1" cutting capacity
  • Weighs 10 oz

Product Features

  • Orange vinyl coated grips
  • Pivot bolt can be adjusted for precise blade contact
  • Soft wire cutter notch in rear of the cut blade
  • Popular style makes for a popular "crew" shear
  • Replacement parts available

Product Benefits

  • Bright orange handles make tool easy to spot in the landscape; reduces tool loss. Vinyl grip reduces slipping
  • Wire cutter makes the tool "double" its role; no need to switch tools when needing to make such a cut
  • You can outfit your crew with a good competitively priced pruner without sacrificing quality
  • Availability of replacement parts means the tool stays with you longer; not a cheap "throw away"

Warranty

A.M. Leonard, Inc. warrants all its tools identified with the "A.M. Leonard Lifetime Warranty" to be free from material defects for the life of the tool.

Review Summary (Based on 39 Reviews)

Customer Reviews for Leonard Traditional Bypass Pruners, 1-inch Cutting Capacity

3 Stars

pruners

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Seems to be good quality but wheel that keeps closed slightly off and hard to move into position to keep closed.

5 Stars

Top Quality

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By far the best pruner in the market. High quality materials. A pleasure to handle.

2 Stars

very very disappointed

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I needed these as soon as possible and didn't have enough money for Felco #2 so I ordered these. Nice but so tight I had to use a hammer to release the lock and then they were never to close again. Called them and they told me to oil. Did that. Nothing. I couldn't even adjust them. I always liked all before but definitely would never recommend. They didn't even offer to repair or replace.

A.M. Leonard: Customer returned the product, which was inspected and deemed defective. Customer was credited for the purchase price of the product.

5 Stars

Good quality tool

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I use them mainly to snip off the ends of cut flowers for a grave site. I use them everyday and they work good and are very sharp. I take good care of them too.

5 Stars

A Quality tool

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Love this pruner,fits my hand ,and stays sharp

4 Stars

decent pair of pruners

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I use these every day as my work pruners. They seem pretty ergonomic- similar to Felco #2. Don't know if they will last as long as Felco's but they are doing fine with daily use so far.

4 Stars

good pruners with one hitch

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The pruners cut very well, but are difficult to lock; this makes it a bit dangerous to carry them around, as the cutting blades sometimes open when you don't want it.

5 Stars

Excellent

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I have more than 200 rose plants in my garden, and I prune them myself, so I really appreciate a good pruning shears. This pruner has all the strengths of the Felco (No3? No8?) model after which it is fashioned, but none of the weaknesses. It's just a tiny bit smaller, which makes it fit better into a pocket, and a little bit easier to use for most situations in the garden. My old Felco has a soft spot where it chews instead of cutting, making a total hash of the job. This one does not. To make things better, this one is a little cheaper. Highly Recommended

5 Stars

Great tool

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Love these to death bought them 3 years ago at cents. The sales guy talked me out if buying a pair of felcos and to try these. I don't use them every day but when I do I know I can rely on them and get every single part of them replaced down to the screws. Better buy than felcos and same quality.

5 Stars

Hand Pruner - 1 inch

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I have used my hand pruner for over 5 years. During that time I have used it for pruning from shrubs to trees. It is easy to clean and the cutting action is still sharp as the first day.

5 Stars

Best hand-pruner no matter the cost

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I use my A.M. Leonard hand-pruners almost everyday of the year. I have served as Director of Horticulture at a botanical garden and currently serve as Horticulture Manager at a large Zoo and I work with my tools, I am not just a supervisor. I am hard on tools but I expect them to perform and offer precision as well as durability. I have owned my current pair for over 6 years with zero problems and the only maintenance is occasional oiling and blade honing. I have seen folks who own the $50+ brands and they are no better than the Leonard brand in my opinion. These pruners perform and last!

5 Stars

Good and free!

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I received these free as a perk a couple years ago with an order I placed. I use them as a back up for my Felco 13's. I keep them on my mower in case I need em. I'd say comparible to a Felco 2. I haven't had any issues so far with moderate use.

2 Stars

Good but not great

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we used felco #2 for many yrs. base on claims and recommendations, we acquired them for our crews. They did not perform as well as I expected. the feel is not quite there and after one season of pruning, they need some work. It is difficuld to adjust the tension just right. These pruners would work great for volunteer events, but not for everyday professional use.

5 Stars

#1286 Leonard Pruners

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Purchased for product quality and reliability. Used for RITree Council Tree Steward Education class held Spring and Fall of every year. Used in our saturday final field workshop class with hands on tree pruning.

5 Stars

Leonard Pruners

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I gave them as a gift. The person who received them really likes them.

3 Stars

Crew preferred Felco

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We have used Felco for many year, but based on the claims made by A.M. Leonard, and the lower price, we decided to give the Leonard pruners a try. My crew didn't prefer them - felt that the blades were not as tough or sharp. We returned them and purchased Felcos instead.

5 Stars

Great tool

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Matches up well with any pruners I've used, but at less than half the price

4 Stars

Bypass pruner

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I bought these pruners because I needed some more for my crew and I have personally used these in the past and liked them.

5 Stars

Best in the Industry

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I have been in the green industry for over 20 years and have used many different types of bypass pruners. This bypass pruner is by far the best! This pruner does not bind up,very easy to use and less expensive. I would recommend this product to anyone.

2 Stars

don't waste your time buying this pruner.

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I normally always for over 20 years buy velco #2. I figured give this pruned a try. I handed off to my helper on day one. First the tension spring kept dropping out. Then one of the screws dropped out during the day, of course it got lost in mulch to never be found again. So this brand new pruned made it till about 2:300 on the first day. I then wasted time doing the return and up graded the $14.00 to the classic felco two.

5 Stars

# 1286 pruners

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Found it to easy to use, lasting quality, and easy to get replacement parts

4 Stars

Have to have good tools

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My pruning sheers have not failed me yet. I use them all the time and keep them oiled and fine tuned. Finally had to sharpen them this week after months of heavy use. I am in my third year of landscaping and am slowly adding the right tools to my truck. These were cost effective and work very well. Nothing in life is perfect, so I did not rate them at 5.

5 Stars

Gift Pruners

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I gave these pruners as Christmas gifts, so this Spring I received the REAL thanks. The daughter with smaller hands liked the size, weight and easy cut. The others remarked how much better they were than their "box store" buys. I like the handle color because it is easier to find when I lay it down somewhere when trimming.

5 Stars

Awesome, price is even better

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I've been using allot of different name brands for hand pruners and let me assure you these work just as good or even better they sharpen easy and the price is a great value especially in these days. thank you for a great product.

1 Star

Leonard Traditional Pruner broke within 2 months

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Although this pruner looks much like the Felco pruners, it is much more flimsy, and with routine, appropriate use it completely fell apart within 2 months of purchase. I have several Felco pruners that have survived multiple years of use. My complaint about this pruner was handled well by the AM Leonard staff.

5 Stars

Great Hand Pruner

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Great pruner for the cost. Good smooth cut and very sharp blades With over thirty years experience in the green industry I can highly recommend the AML hand pruner.

5 Stars

Good Quality Pruner

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I bought 2 pairs of these pruners to use on my Christmas tree farm. They have seen some heavy use and show no wear at all, they keep a sharp edge and dont fatigue your hands at all. It is easy to take the sap off them by letting the tips sit in rubbing alcohol overnight.

3 Stars

trouble with lock

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These work fine... I often buy cheap pruners and never really dislike any, but I find the lock on these to be horrible. It swings forward and locks the blades closed at the normal angle for clipping, and has to be pushed back with every clip. At the same time, it doesn't have clearance over the orange plastic on the handle so it's already nicked and marred that up. I've tried tightening them, but then the clearance is Less, and loosened it still has the swing forward problem. I guess mine are just defective, but the design seems to lend itself to this problem.

4 Stars

Good overall Pruning shear

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Like handle, but blades seem to need sharpening more often then the more expensive shears

5 Stars

Great pruner for the novice

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I love this pruner. For a novice in gardening, it is easy to use. I've already trimmed several bushes; and the neighbors want me to do theirs. I learned about this wonderful product from the gardening pro at Goeberts farm. I am not disappointed.

5 Stars

Awesome

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Why pay for Felcos when these pruners will do the trick. Plus they are that beautiful orange color. I can't recommend them enough.

5 Stars

AMLeo pruner

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I have been in the Horticulture field for 37 years and few products actually wow me. This one did and I personally put it throught the paces. It worked smooth, cut clean, didn't bind up and cut through 3/4 inch branches. The cost is the second best thing, like the icing on the cake. In the future my whole team will be using them.

5 Stars

AM Leonard ByPass Pruner

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These pruners are excellent. The blades are extra sharp and hold their edge well. This is an excellent buy with a lifetime warranty from AM Leonard.

4 Stars

Traditional Pruner is Economical, Durable and Does the Job

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There are more expensive pruners, but they don't work that much better than other, less expensive pruners, at least not enough so to justify the cost difference, especially when considering that inevitably pruners get lost. Therefore, I find using the AML pruners, which are durable and functional, to be a more economical strategy.

5 Stars

As good as the much more pricey Felco

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Great hand pruner, and much more economical than the Felco. Adjustable tension to fit your hand. Very comfortable to use.

5 Stars

Fantastic pruner, fantastic price.

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I have been landscaping since 1989 and have used many brands of pruners but usually prefer Felco. This pruner is of excellent quality and price. I can buy two pairs of these for almost the price of one Felco and the quality is great.

5 Stars

Standard Hand Pruner- AM Leonard

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A quality made hand pruner with 1 inch cutting capacity. I like the fact that you can remove the cutting blades easily to sharpen or replace blades.

5 Stars

Sharp, comfortable, great tool for the price!

wrote ():

What I like most about these pruners is the price. They function just as effectively as their overpriced counterparts and feel extremely comfortable.

5 Stars

very impressive

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I was not sure about these. I have had them in full rotation (8 hrs a day / 5 dayas a week) for 3 weeks and they have proven themself to me. No need to buy the 58.00 fancy pants brand. These are just as good...

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A classic, multi-purpose performer - rated the "Best All-Around Pruner" in a Popular Mechanics test!

Lifetime warranty. Popular Mechanics magazine rigorously tested three top pruners, pushing them far beyond what you’d expect a typical pruner to handle - cutting through celery, rope, and even tough chicken wire. The result? Our bypass pruners were clear winners in 2 out of the 3 tested categories: the most precise cuts and the sharpest blades.
This is a classic, high-performance pruner ideal for all kinds of uses. Features include strong, forged-aluminum handles, precise high-carbon steel blades, and a responsive spring action for a smooth and crisp cutting action.
Enjoy easy cleaning and an always-sharp edge thanks to chrome-plated blades that are engineered to resist corrosion, rust, and even sap. The anvil blade is riveted to the vinyl-coated, forged aluminum handles for extra strength. Other features: a pivot-locking mechanism and anti-slip grips. 8.5-inch overall length; weight of 10 oz.