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Hand Pruners

Most standard-weight hand pruners can be classified as either bypass, anvil or double-cutting. Lighter weight (though not necessarily lighter duty) tools frequently have needlenose (scissor-like) blades for more precise work where pruner cutting capacity isn't an issue.

Bypass pruners

Generally the most versatile pruner. A relatively thin, sharp cutting blade "bypasses" a heavier, thicker counter-blade. When properly maintained, bypass pruners make clean cuts in green wood without bruising or crushing the bark.

Anvil pruners

A good choice for cutting dead or very hard woods (less desirable on green wood and more prone to crushing or bruising). A thin, heat-treated steel blade cuts against a softer brass or aluminum anvil. Anvils are either straight (e.g. Felco 31) or curved (e.g. Castellari Ergonomic). A curved anvil is said to require less cutting effort.

Double-cutting

Very popular with European fruit growers. Two sharpened blades meet precisely, effectively cutting the branch from both sides. Manufacturers claim this configuration makes a clean cut without a tendency to crush the branch, since both blades are cutting.

We also carry a number of lighter weight needlenose shears that are ideal for fruit and vegetable harvesting, wreath making and pruning house or greenhouse plants. OESCO sells such familiar brands as Felco, ARS, Bahco, Barnel, Corona, and Snap-Cut as well as some less-familiar brands like Pica, Castellari and STA-FOR. We stock replacement parts, where available, for every pruner that we sell—if you don't see replacement parts here for your pruner, give us a call!

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  1. ARS SE65 Long-Nosed Onion Scissors
    Long needlenose shear for topping onions or clipping grass.
  2. ARS HP-130DX Lightweight Bypass Pruner
    Light weight pruner fits smaller hands. Bypass cut. Chrome-plated carbon steel blade. Colors are random when ordered by ...
  3. ARS S Series Traditional Japanese Pruner
    This heavy duty by-pass pruner is ideal for professional pruning jobs. Japanese style "V" springs offer a unique operati ...
  4. ARS HP-310 Curved Blunt Nose Shear
    Lightweight fruit, floral and garden shears with curved, blunt-nosed blades.
  5. ARS VS Series Heavy-Duty Pruner
    This ARS Signature heavy-duty pruner opens with the squeeze of the handles. One of our favorite hand pruners!
  6. ARS HP-140DX Multi-Purpose Shear

    Light weight multi-purpose blade. No choice of colors when ordered by the box.

  7. ARS HP-300L Snips, Carbon Steel Blades
    Lightweight fruit, floral and garden shears with carbon steel blades.
  8. ARS SE45 Needlenose Garden Shear
    Palm action garden/flower shear with plastic handles and stainless blades.
  9. ARS HP-140LDX Long Nose Shear

    Lightweight multi-purpose shears are great for all your pruning needs. The long straight blade is perfect for thin st ...

  10. ARS GO-1 Blade Cleaner
    Environmentally friendly pruning tool cleaner from ARS. 3.8 oz. spray bottle.
  11. ARS VSR Series Heavy-Duty Rotating Handle Pruner
    This ARS Signature heavy-duty pruner opens with the squeeze of the handles. One of our favorite hand pruners in a rotati ...
  12. ARS HP-120 EU Euro Style Bypass Pruner
    Comfortable, Euro style ergonomic pruner at a great price!

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