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  • New shears

    Just got them. A guy at a CRGC heavily advertised them
    Very clean cuts.
    Good timing for a spring pruning and grafting.
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    USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

  • #2
    They look pretty awesome!

    $.$$ ?
    Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

    “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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    • #3
      $57.27 on Amazon

      http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005TI...ywords=pruners
      USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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      • #4
        That's not bad for a quality pair of shears.
        Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

        “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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        • #5
          So far, my best have been made by ARS. Superb with stainless steel blades. You can sterilize with chlorine endless number of times and super sharp. These look good too
          USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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          • #6
            Nice.

            I had thought posting a thread asking everyone about their favorite shears / pruners. There as so many to choose from.
            Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

            “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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            • #7
              Size, comfortable fit, longevity , non stickiness, good metal, etc. You name it... It is hard to choose .
              USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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              • #8
                I like HarveyC's better Even Felcos rust if you dip them in bleach. Are the blades replaceable? Let us know how long they last.
                Bob C. KC, MO Zone 6a. Wanted: Martineca Rimada, Galicia Negra, Fioroni Ruvo, De La Reina - Pons, Tauro, BFF, Sefrawi, Sbayi, Mavra Sika , Fillaciano Bianco, Corynth, Souadi, Acciano Purple, LSU Tiger, LSU Red, Cajun Gold, BB-10 any great tasting fig

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                • #9
                  Harvey's cost 1000 more plus my fingers
                  USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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                  • #10
                    I have a pear of those, pretty dirty as I haven't taken that great of care of them. I don't really like them that well except for work in cutting off side thorns of pomegranates which will sometime tear when cutting with bypass pruners. I cut off pomegranate thorns from cuttings for about 8 hours one day and my arm ached bad for a couple of days. Not because of muscle strain but because of the hard impact these make with two steel edges coming together. And, IMO, the cuts are not all that great. If you try to cut a flat edge, it never happens, it's slightly V shaped. My ARS clippers are my favorite for regular small job pruning though my battery powered ones make me feel like Rambo.

                    No, slightly on a different subject, this is the next "toy" I'm considering, only $228!
                    http://www.graftingsystems.com/index...graftingshears
                    https://www.youtube.com/user/Scionondotcom/videos

                    I already emailed Hershell about them a few hours ago. Where the heck is he at?!
                    My fig photos <> My fig cuttings (starts late January) <> My Youtube Videos

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                  • #11
                    I've been using these guys for years. A 2 pack is $30.00 but they go on sale sometimes for 9.99 each. You can replace the blades and they are razor sharp. Lowes also have their own version too in the $10.00 range
                    Love them
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                    • #12
                      I just ordered these to try out: http://www.ronantools.com/cutting-tools/pruner-plus-402
                      My fig photos <> My fig cuttings (starts late January) <> My Youtube Videos

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                      • #13
                        Wait wait.... Harvey.... You just spend dime on sheers electric and now just order more??! I need more land and quit messing around and keep the cuttings grown into damn tree!!
                        Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
                        1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy 👼🏼.
                        2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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                        • HarveyC
                          HarveyC commented
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                          I want to try them for some grafting, not pruning.

                      • #14
                        With the razor blade shears it seems they can only cut cuttings in thickness up to the amount of the exposed portion of the blade without crushing the cutting. Coop, has this been your experience?
                        Jerry, Canyon Lake TX 8b

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                        • Coop
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                          Yes Jerry, I should have mentioned I use these for cuttings up to an inch. For larger branches I use other cutters. Does a great job with somewhat smaller branches and cuttings and a pack of blades is only a few dollars

                      • #15
                        Jerry,

                        I also have a pair but bought at Sears. They are super sharp when the blade is new and stay sharp for long. 1/2" is not a problem (or a bit more). My only problem is the end of the blade is exposed and it is hard to carry them around on your belt or pocket. If at your house, they are fine, but not to carry while on a fig hunt
                        USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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                        • #16
                          Here is mine:
                          http://m.sears.com/Craftsman-3-in-1-...p-00937310000P
                          USDA z 10a, SoCal. WL: Raspberry Tart, Boysenberry Blush

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                          • #17
                            Harvey give me loan so I buy tis sheers



                            http://youtu.be/UGnDzE9mfUc
                            Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
                            1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy 👼🏼.
                            2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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                            • Harborseal
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                              Just use your teeth.

                          • #18
                            Ahahahaha!!!!
                            Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
                            1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy 👼🏼.
                            2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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                            • #19
                              Lol, you guys are funny!

                              I was using Corona and thought they were good until I bought a pair of Okatsune for $36 or so from Amazon. There is no going back for me. Simple but excellent design! Blades stay super sharp much longer also.

                              Ryan aka churl82 on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/usr/churl82
                              "wherever you stand be the soul of that place" ~ Rumi

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                              • #20
                                I love my Felco F-300's. Nice sharp blade. Comfy plastic handles. Lightweight. http://amzn.to/1XtmKoH Currently $22.54 on Amazon.
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                                • #21
                                  This is my pruner of choice.... those 1/2 thick cuttings don't stand a chance!!!

                                  http://www.amazon.com/Husqvarna-455-.../dp/B00080MIJI
                                  Scott - Colorado Springs, CO - Zone 4/5 (Depending on the year) - Elevation 6266ft

                                  “Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

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                                  • greenfig
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                                    Lol, you still cannot buy the 1k Harvey's pruners for that money
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