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19S02.29 Leather Grip Bypass Pruner

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19S02.31 Leather Belt Holster (Bypass Pruner)

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19S02.36 Leather Grip Trim Pruner

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19S02.37 Leather Belt Holster (Trim Pruner)

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19S02.70 Bypass Pruner + Holster

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Regular Price: $113.00

Special Price $95.90

19S02.80 Trim Pruner + Holster

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Regular Price: $98.00

Special Price $77.90

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In our opinion, there are none that are better. The premium Pruner is 8" long and is made using the finest forged steel and precisely ground by the in France maker (a medium-sized family company that markets primarily in Europe) for smooth, fast cutting. The real leather grips indicate the measure of respect that the maker insists be given his work. A belt-loop leather real holster is also available to keep the tool at the ready by your side.

The smaller 6" Bypass Trimming Pruner is made from the same materials but the smaller size of the cutting jaws dictates that limited cutting capacity and are therefore not as elaborately ground as are the Premium Pruners. Nor do they need to be as the virtue of this smaller size is its maneuverability and its ability to work in tight spaces during close trimming. It's a very popular tool for these reasons. This Pruner also has a real leather holster but it has to be carried in the pocket as there is no loop for a belt to be threaded through.
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  • Disappointed :(

    Giancarlo Bonilla, 9/18/2020 Not good. Beautiful pruners but awful construction. The closure claps has popped off so many times that I have now lost it. The cutting blade has already shifted and needs tightening and I have only had these pruners for a month doing very lite work. Thought this would have been a nice present for myself and a great item that was a little bit more showy but I can’t recommend this product while working with clients. What a pity, I had high hopes.
    I had initially one-started this product but changed it to two-stars as it is a beautiful item.... just not functional.
  • Elated!

    Christina, 5/20/2019 On the hunt for a perfect pair of pruners for a very picky horticultural husband, I came across Garret Wade's French Pruners. I was very impressed with the craftsmanship and integrity of Wade. I purchased these and am happy to report my husband was elated! They cut tree limbs like butter and their beauty is incomparable. The leather handles with matching holster is eye appealing, practical for use and excellent grip. Definitely everything promised from the website.
    Rate & Review Honorable Mention $50 Winner May 2019 Rate & Review Honorable Mention $50 Winner. Congratulations, Christina!!
  • Nice but Rusty

    Susan, 12/4/2018 The pruners work very good. My problem is that they rusted within a year—all metal parts. I have never left them out in the weather. I imagine they will wear out sooner than expected due to the rust.
  • Real old time quality

    Casey Jones, 8/27/2018 I bought a pair that is second handed and used fairly well. I honed my blade with a fine diamond stone and it is razor sharp. After some gun cleaner and re oil, these babies are a beast. I use a light coat of mink oil on the handles to bring life back to the leather. A real cold hard tip to anyone needed a left handed or right handed pruner, just flip them. It’s not that big of a issue and they cut just the same.
  • The full size model -- still going strong, 6 yr+

    Philip, 6/7/2018 These French bypass shears are a mainstay in my garden, month after year. I really put them through their paces. Grips are still tight (I used the same wax/oil preservative that I mentioned for the small size pair, and the leather is still in fine shape even though I clean the blade and hinge with soap water if they get too gunky. Blade stays sharp and works well on dry wood as well (usually bypass are not as good as anvil for this job). A customer wrote in another review that there was a problem with a "gap" between blade and the fixed jaw. The tool is adjustable via the screw nut -- a small wrench or even a channel lock plier is sufficient. Just a little turn is enough, do it after you're touched up the edge with a fine grit diamond honing paddle. Don't crank it too tight, just enough so that you hear the "schick" sound of the blade contacting the jaw, and the handles still spring back when you let go. I can get mine to where they will cut thin paper -- at that point the branches don't stand a chance! With heavy use, I need to adjust the screw about once per season.
    Rate & Review Grand Prize $100 Winner June 2018 Rate & Review Grand Prize $100 Winner. Congratulations, Philip!!
  • French Gardeniing Pruners

    Robert Parker, 4/3/2018 I've had these for several years. The issue is that the cutting blade is only held in place by compression, and it tends to get loose. You then end up with a gap between the blade and the piece that is supposed to stop the cut. When using them on things like roses in the spring, what happens is that the combination essentially crushes what you were trying to cut. This makes spring pruning laborious and frustrating.
  • Great support from Garrett Wade

    Alan, 2/27/2018 I've had the Bypass Trimmer for over a year and have put it through some tough work and treatment. Always performed admirably. Recently lost the spring while working in vines. I contacted Garrett and they kindly and promptly sent me a free spring replacement.
  • Misses the mark.

    Bobby, 1/3/2017 These will work well for short, simple projects, but the leather doesn't go high enough up the handles and will end up giving blisters. Otherwise I like them, because they are built well.
  • Superior French hand pruners

    Patrick Trown, 12/29/2016 I bought these for my loyally French wife who is delighted with the quality, ease of cutting and the simple design of the handle lock. They compare very favorably with the acknowledged best, the Felco F-2 Classic. Hopefully they will last as long.I, and others in my family who purchased from Garrett Wade, felt that the shipping charge was too high, compare with other on-line sites. Either it includes a hidden charge or the company needs to negotiate a better contract with UPS or someone else.

  • French hand pruners

    Charles Morgan, 9/6/2016 I have had these pruners for ten years now. The only difficulty has been the spare springs for the return. I have tried to contact Garrett-Wade several times to purchase these spring units without success because without the ability to replace the spring, I would need to purchase a new pruner just to have the spring assembly.
  • "I love these guys

    alfonso R. Bagnera, 6/27/2016 i used this pruner for the first time today to thin out my badly overgrown lemon tree. It does a great job on both green and dead branches of varying sizes. It cuts them with very little effort. I find the leather handles very ergonomic for my small to medium sized hands. I had to stop pruning since I was having so much fun.
  • Jr Sized Trim Pruner

    Philip, 3/13/2014 Having used the full-sized bypass pruner for several years (still going strong) I decided to get the smaller trim pruner for harvesting fruit and herbs. It may not be as large as the other one but there's nothing light-duty about the way it's designed and built. And boy, its sharp. If you wash the tool regularly with soap and water as another customer recommends, I suggest that you waterproof the leather grips -- the MinWax" combo oil/wax for furniture is ideal. Be sure the handles are thoroughly dry before applying, a cotton swab is fine to spreading it on, a couple coats may be necessary. Let dry before recoating, and several thin applications are better than just dolloping in on real thick. (the stuff is good for preserving wood handles on garden tools, too)
    Rate & Review Honorable Mention $50 Winner March 2014 Rate & Review Honorable Mention $50 Winner. Congratulations, Philip!!
  • French Bypass Pruner

    Steve Trecker, 1/28/2014 This pruner is truly terrific. It cuts cleanly, and without a lot of effort. Expect the time necessary for tree and bush pruning to be substantially reduced. I recommend keeping it clean by washing with soap and water, and, if necessary, a non-scratch scouring pad (though it can handle a heavy duty scouring pad too). Also, after use and cleaning, try putting a light coat of Tri-Flow" lubricant on the exposed metal parts, to keep them corrosion free and functioning smoothly. "
  • Great for Household Bouquets

    Barb, 12/29/2013 I like fresh flowers in my house at all times and these pruners are perfect for arranging those bouquets. Very nice feel and perfect size. I have yet to find anything --even Christmas greenery that these pruners don't cut with ease.
  • Tops In Form and Function

    Philip, 7/31/2013 Have been using mine for about a year, have absolutely no complaints! A relief after being frustrated with shears from mainline retailers that just don't last more than a season or two. I don't understand another reviewer's complaint about his not being sharp, mine could cut newsprint cleanly right out of the box, and still can. Blade is stainless but has a very durable edge, have only had to dress it up with a fine honing stick a couple times so far.
  • French Gardening Pruners

    Sherriffbell, 4/14/2013 I was expecting these pruners to be great. They are not super sharp nor do the blades occlude well; there is a gap. My hand was aching after only a few cuts. They are pretty, and may last a long time, but they work no better than cheap K Mart ones. Sorry.

    Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
    Thank you for your comments on the Leather Grip Bypass Pruner. We are sorry to hear you are not fully satisfied with them. Please feel free to return them for a full refund. Again, we are sorry for the inconvenience.
  • Excellent pruners

    Steve, 11/19/2010 I have had a lot of pruners from the hardware store that work one season. Then, the jaws get stuck, the spring won't work, and after much frustration you toss them and buy another set. I had a previous pair from this manufacturer that I bought while in Europe, and when I saw these in Garrett Wade I jumped on them. They are very sharp and cut well, everything works, and you will not be replacing these next year. This is a very high-quality, effective tool and are a pleasure to use.
  • Great Cutters

    Bob Parker, 3/29/2010 Very high quality cutter. Holds an edge well. Have used mine for three seasons now, and have had no issues with them. The holster is difficult to use because the opening is not supported, and the edge hangs up on the cutter when you try to put it in; I'd prefer a different design, and would not buy it if I were to do it again. But the cutter is very good.
  • Form vs Function

    Mary Jo, 3/12/2010 3/12/2010 Pruners are beautiful,Last Spring lost closer spring, sent back larger size spring which would not allow for closure and affected pruning closure, do not recccomend at this point , will evaluate customer service response next. MJO

    Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
    The Leather Grip Bypass shears are our most popular hand pruners which we've enjoyed selling (and using) for many years. We keep a supply of replacement springs which we provide at no charge to customers who give us a call at 800-221-2942 (ask for a tech). The plastic tips must be completely seated for the spring to fit correctly. Thank you for your comments. Give us a call if you have any problems with your new shears.
  • Shears need improvement

    Steve Trecker, 10/28/2009 The shears are very high quality for cutting. I have done a great deal of cutting of shrubs and other vegetation for about 20 years now, and these are my favorite shears ever. However, the leather handles came off; they need to be attached with stronger glue, or some other adhesion system.
  • Smooth and Easy

    M. S. Bradburn, 4/19/2009 Smooth and Easy
  • Very Nice

    Tom, 4/16/2009 This think cuts and cuts will last you for ever.
  • As fine as a good burgundy

    Tom S, 4/15/2009 As fine as a good burgundy, but as expensive!
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