5 Stars By Page 89 on 2016-06-11
Good reliable tool - terrific value
(1) This tool does everything I expect of a quality hedge shear and my standards are high. I've been using True Friends (FRUEND-VICTORIAÂ® Gartengerate GmbH) at four times the price for thirty plus years but I think I've found a new favorite.
(2) Most of the criticisms I noted in reading reviews were in the nature of expecting this tool to do another tools job. It's a hedge shear, it doesn't do many of the things people complained of because it's not supposed to do those things. I wouldn't set out scalpels to my guests at a BBQ even though they are knives designed to cut meat. Steak knives are the appropriate choice. Clippers/shears are for leaves and twigs. Pruners and loppers are for branches.
5 Stars By Gorignak on 2017-03-13
Best, by far.
Do you know the sound of professional barber scissors.....or that pair of scissors that your seamstress wife won't let you touch for fear of you cutting something as coarse as....paper ??? Well, these shears sound like barber scissors....WOW.... They are frighteningly sharp, AND they are apparently engineered to be super efficient and user friendly. For the record, besides trimming the Forsythias, Japonicas, and Crepe Myrtles, we use these 2X a day to chop about 30-40 lbs of Alfalfa Hay into smaller 4" pieces to feed our milk cows and their calves. Day in, day out...they make a chore far easier and the results are far better than we have had with lesser shears. They cut equally well from the tip to the bottom of the cutters.
"5 Star performance ...... My son has broken 2 cheaper shears in a year. I'm sure these will last. Their quality is obvious. "
You cannot go wrong with these shears !!!
5 Stars By Michael Fish on 2016-06-26
The product photo is not accurate in that the blades are narrower tan depicted which is good as the picture makes the shears loo
I have used these shears for about 15 minutes today after receiving them on time. The product photo is not accurate in that the blades are narrower tan depicted which is good as the picture makes the shears look bulky and difficult to handle, which they were not. The blades come in a plastic sheath which will protect them. The blades also have several curves along the cutting edge which I was glad to see because that helps in cutting larger branches. The handles did not accidentally extend as one reviewer wrote and seem sufficiently locked in place unless you turn them with moderate force. The shears seem solid and I have confidence that if I apply a lot of force to cutting a branch, they will not break as have happened to one pair in the past. Lastly, a couple of days after buying the shears, I received an email from the company thanking me and sent me an article about shearing and asking for feedback. That attentiveness by the company suggests to me that if I had trouble with this product that they would be responsive. So far, I am very pleased.
5 Stars By psychotropicale on 2017-02-06
Hedge base weeds/ grasses
I bought these shears based on reviews.
I bought them to cut the grasses and weeds that grow around the base of my hedges where a weedwacker isn't practical.
And indeed, they 'shear' them like a knife thru butter.
The blades seem of high quality and work well together.
They do what I wanted them to do, and do it well.
3 Stars By Irish Lass on 2017-03-30
Not Doing So Well As Hoped In Comparison
I purchased these based on people's reviews. They work, but was hoping it would be a better tool than my 20+ year old Sears shears with wooden handles. But the blades are shorter, seemingly not as sharp & equal in weight so not very impressed. My old Sears ones have never been sharpened, but seem to cut a little better than these - possibly because the Sears blades are about 2 inches longer. These look like they will last a while which is good considering the lowered workmanship in most tools today, so will keep them as back up.
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2017-06-07
Where have you been all my life?
If you have serious hedges to clip, buy these. I've been clipping hedges for years with assorted manual and electric clippers. On very soft-wood hedges. anything will work. On most hedges modest-priced electric clippers, at best, leave rough cuts not good for the hedges' health. Most manual clippers do a better job but are a lot of work. These clippers almost make hedge clipping fun. I never knew hedge clippers could be this good.They clip through anything but thick limbs precisely and easily. They'd be wonderful even without the extendable handles, but those save me an armful of scratches on my sharp-leaved hedges. Paying a little more doesn't always provide better quality, but in this case it's a super bargain..
5 Stars By Aldne Now on 2016-06-06
Superior Garden Shears.
Sharp, heavy-duty shears that get the job done. The extendable handle feature is incredibly easy to access, and doubles the functionality of this tool.
Because these shears are brawnier than other similar products, yes, they are a bit weightier, which may be a problem for some. However, it has been my experience that it's harder on my upper back and arms trimming with lightweight, shorter, less effective shears.
5 Stars By C. K. Nichols on 2017-09-18
Unbelievably excellent loppers!
Hands down, the best tool I've bought for myself in EONS!
I'd been getting by with ancient, dull loppers - I don't even know from whence they came - and one day I said to myself, "just buy yourself a decent pair of loppers". These had the best reviews, and for good reason. Firstly, the blades are sharp. I'm not used to that. Also, a long slim blade which cuts a lot at once. They aren't too heavy, easy enough for me and I'm a 67 yr. old female. The best thing about them though (besides the fact that they chop thru a lot of stuff easily) is the ease of lengthening the handles. Whoever designed these did it soooo right. You just grip the handle ends, turn outward and it telescopes. Then, you turn turn inwards and it smoothly locks into place. Smooth, easy, NO frustration. It didn't even come with instructions (no need) because it's so flawlessly designed. My only problem is the urge to turn into Edward Scissorhands with these and over prune all my shrubbery. It makes pruning fun and satisfying again.
5 Stars By Sam on 2017-08-07
Love love love these shears
Love love love these shears. I've only had them for a couple of weeks but I already know these are for the long term.
The blades are sharp and cut nicely. The blade length is slightly longer that my previous shears and so is taking some time to get used to.
The handle length is adjustable making cutting lower limbs of my boxwood hedge much easier since I don't have to bend down as much. The adjustable handles also make trimming the hedge easier on top as you can see down them better when trying to figure out if the hedge is horizontally straight or not. The knob to adjust the shears is easy and has a click stop so you know how much you have adjusted them. Turn once or twice and they tighten up nicely.
These are expensive but highly recommended
5 Stars By Camigda on 2017-12-03
Just buy these.
I absolutely love these!!! I'm a landscape maintenance pro and these I used to cut back ornamental grasses (so far) and they made the work a breeze. I've used electric hedge trimmers in the past but couldn't get a clean smooth cut. I've used small single hand trimmers but they take way too long. These are great and the trick is to get at the cutting level, slide the shears in to cut a single smooth cut, don't try to take off too much at once! Then simply slide over to your next cut. Do not chop!!! Let the tool do the work and it's easy-peasy! Just slow and steady and the result is fantastic. I wish I had bought these years ago. If you are on the fence and do this work for a living, buy these and you will be much more efficient with a superior quality of work, and will spend a heck of a lot less time doing the work.