We have tried them all, and have ended up buying Felco secateurs, not cheap but well made and ergonomically well designed. Last for years if you don’t drop them in a bonfire or bury them somewhere. Can be dismantled for servicing and blade sharpening.I need a pair of good quality heavy-duty bypass secateurs .
(About 30m of rhododendron hedge to prune, just for starters )
I've looked online at some expensive ones - WolfGarten, Fiskars, etc - but, with most things, the suspiciously good reviews seem to be offset by "real world" bad reviews (broke after three weeks, button keeps jamming, etc). Seems that even top brands have the made-in-China affliction these days.
Are there any pro horticulturists on here that have strong views or recommendations for decent kit?