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Leonard Forged Bypass Pruning Shear with Vinyl Grip

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# A200
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Weight: 0.90 lbs

Offers extreme durability because of its substantial forged construction.

The one-piece forged blade and handle design provides superior strength because there isn't any connections, pins or fasteners that may loosen or fail over time. The quality continues with the finely ground cutting blade and slant ground hook blade that delivers sharp, clean cuts. The hook blade sap groove improves cutting efficiency by keeping sap and debris away from the cutting edge.

We've updated the traditional pruner design by adding a vinyl covering which provides increased grip, insulation from the steel, and keeps the pruners visible if laid down on the job. 1" cutting capacity, 8-3/8" overall length.


  • Overall length 8 & 3/8"
  • 1" cutting capacity
  • Blade and handles are single-piece forged construction

Product Features

  • Vinyl covering over steel handles
  • Steel latch on end of handles to lock them closed when not in use

Review Summary (Based on 5 Reviews)

2 Stars

Too much for me wrote

This pruner proved difficult to use needing much torque to operate. It also pinched my hand causing two blood blisters.

5 Stars

As good a pruner as I have seen in my 62 years as Pro. horticulturest wrote

At first it looked like the old Kune pruners I started using when I worked at Cedarhurst Nursery in RI at the age of 14. I favored Kuns for years, mostly got them at Leonards. When the box came today from UPS I opened it fast. Out poped real forged bypass shears. Outside and took a 1" branch off a Red Oak, easy. Felt great in my hand. Hard to put down to go eat dinner. I am a graduate of the old DuPage Horticultural and have a BS in Plant and Soil Science from URI. Among other things I was the Greenhouse Manager and Propagator at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA and the Director of Horticultural Society for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. I can't see for the life of me how the design of this tool could facilitate injury. After 2 or 3 weeks of use I'll update this review.

3 Stars

Tricky cutting action / finger pinch wrote

Love the clean cuts; AM Leonard products have never disappointed in the past. The issue you will get with these is a pinch when cutting smaller branches and when the blade snap through, the handle is tight enough where your fingers (if wrapped back around and inside the handle) could get pinched on the end metal clasp. Wife used it and it tore into her thumb. Yes, she should of been wearing gloves, but for a quick clip, we didn't expect it.

4 Stars

cuts well but dangerous wrote

Item cuts well but how the bottom portion was not very smooth, it cut into the palm of my hand as I used it. I had to mend it by filing the sharp edges on the bottom of where the item locks/unlocks.

3 Stars

Wonderful pruner, with a serious design flaw wrote

I love this forged pruner from AML. It has a classic looking, elegant design and a refreshing, solid weight to it, unlike most of today's cast aluminum pruners. I like the closing catch on the bottom of the handles because I can open and close the tool just by brushing it back or forth on my leg. The problem are the struts at the bottom of the handles that prevent the handles from closing entirely and crushing the user's hand. The struts themselves are located such that they caught the skin near the bottom of my hand the first time I squeezed the tool tightly to snap through a thicker stem. Wow, did that hurt! I am a landscaper and I've used many different pruners over the past 25 years, but I've never used one that crushed my own hand before! AML could move the stoppers toward the top of the handle where some other tools have them. I will relegate this tool to an extra.

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