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At A.M. Leonard, we stock a wide selection of right- and left-handed pruners, from our Leonard Traditional Bypass Pruners (declared the "best all-around pruner" in a Popular Mechanics test) to the classic Felco hand pruners and heavy-duty power-assisted models. For such an important gardening tool, trust us to provide top brands and well-stocked replacement parts. In our selection of shear cases, you can be sure to find the right accessory so that you can always keep your most trusted tools close by.
We offer a variety of best-selling hand pruners to fit every grip and budget. You cannot go wrong with the Felco 2, a four-decade-old design that has long been a mainstay for professional gardeners around the world. We also offer modern ergonomic hand pruners, like the Leonard Ergonomic Bypass Pruners, that offer a comfortable grip and help prevent hand fatigue. And for tall trees or other hard to reach spaces, browse our selection of pole pruners and saws.
No matter your choice of garden hand tools, easy-to-find replacement parts are must-haves for professional gardeners and landscapers. We stock a variety of replacement blades, pivot bolts, and springs to help keep your hand pruners functioning perfectly.
From stainless steel hand pruners to garden shears and repair kits, A.M. Leonard is the first and last stop for all your professional hand pruning needs. We are committed to providing durable and comfortable hand gardening tools and pruners that will make your job -- and life -- simpler and easier.
What is a pruner used for?
A pruner or hand pruning shear is used to cleanly cut and remove stems or branches from trees and plants. The cuts are usually ¾” or less since larger diameters are much more easily removed with a lopping shear. Common uses are 1) Removal of dead or damaged stems or branches to improve the health and aesthetics of the plant or tree, 2) Thin out trees and plants to allow additional air into the plant or trees, especially beneficial for fruiting trees to reduce disease and improve fruit growth. 3) Cutting back trees and ornamentals to maintain their size for their space in the landscape.
What are the two types of pruners?
The two basic types of hand pruning shears are either Bypass or Anvil, and selection should be based on the majority type of the material you are pruning. For general use, a bypass style is most common and excels at the proper cutting of properly cutting green (life) woods, but will also tackle cutting dead and hardwoods with more effort exerted. If most of your use is cutting dead and hardwood varieties, then an anvil blade pruner may be your best bet.