Leonard Traditional Bypass Pruners, 1-inch Cutting Capacity

Declared "best all-around pruner" in a Popular Mechanics test; backed by lifetime warranty!

Lifetime warranty. Popular Mechanics magazine put three top pruners through their paces, going far beyond what you would normally expect from a bypass pruner. They chopped everything from celery to rope and even chicken wire. Our bypass pruner clearly rose to the top in 2 out of 3 categories tested, with the sharpest blades and the most precise cuts.

It's a classic performer for all-around use, with forged aluminum handles for strength and high carbon steel blades that keep a keen edge. The spring action enables a smooth, cutting action from the carbon steel blades for crisp cuts.

Designed for all-around use, the chrome-plated blades resist rust, corrosion, and sap for easy cleaning and keep a keen edge. Anvil blade is riveted to the forged aluminum handles for extra strength. Has a pivot-locking mechanism, and solid forged handles with anti-slip grips. Vinyl coated handles. 8.5-inch overall length; weight of 10 oz. Lifetime warranty.

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 31 Reviews)

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

5 Stars Great tool

Jake from OH wrote (May 19, 2014):

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

James B. from MD wrote (April 21, 2014):

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

Randy J. from TX wrote (August 18, 2013):

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!

The Other Side scapes and turf from VA wrote (May 07, 2013):

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

Marco P from VA wrote (April 02, 2013):

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.

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Declared "best all-around pruner" in a Popular Mechanics test; backed by lifetime warranty!

Lifetime warranty. Popular Mechanics magazine put three top pruners through their paces, going far beyond what you would normally expect from a bypass pruner. They chopped everything from celery to rope and even chicken wire. Our bypass pruner clearly rose to the top in 2 out of 3 categories tested, with the sharpest blades and the most precise cuts.

It's a classic performer for all-around use, with forged aluminum handles for strength and high carbon steel blades that keep a keen edge. The spring action enables a smooth, cutting action from the carbon steel blades for crisp cuts.

Designed for all-around use, the chrome-plated blades resist rust, corrosion, and sap for easy cleaning and keep a keen edge. Anvil blade is riveted to the forged aluminum handles for extra strength. Has a pivot-locking mechanism, and solid forged handles with anti-slip grips. Vinyl coated handles. 8.5-inch overall length; weight of 10 oz. Lifetime warranty.