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On a similar theme to Chris Hoggs' lopper thread, I'm looking for good
quality secateurs please. Chris prefers anvil but I'm looking for bypass. 2
gardens and an allotment means they get a lot of heavy use. First the
adjustment goes, followed by the spring ...... :-)



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Bertie Doe wrote:
On a similar theme to Chris Hoggs' lopper thread, I'm looking for good
quality secateurs please. Chris prefers anvil but I'm looking for bypass. 2
gardens and an allotment means they get a lot of heavy use. First the
adjustment goes, followed by the spring ...... :-)


I have two Felco ones, and find them good. They are easy to readjust,
and the springs are replaceable.


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Nick Maclaren.
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In article ,
Bertie Doe wrote:
On a similar theme to Chris Hoggs' lopper thread, I'm looking for good
quality secateurs please. Chris prefers anvil but I'm looking for bypass.
2
gardens and an allotment means they get a lot of heavy use. First the
adjustment goes, followed by the spring ...... :-)


I have two Felco ones, and find them good. They are easy to readjust,
and the springs are replaceable.


Thanks, I'll shop around for prices. I'll avoid the left-handed models :-)


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On Mon, 22 Apr 2019 17:52:37 Bertie Doe wrote:



"Nick Maclaren" wrote in message ...

In article ,
Bertie Doe wrote:
On a similar theme to Chris Hoggs' lopper thread, I'm looking for good
quality secateurs please. Chris prefers anvil but I'm looking for
bypass. 2
gardens and an allotment means they get a lot of heavy use. First the
adjustment goes, followed by the spring ...... :-)


I have two Felco ones, and find them good. They are easy to readjust,
and the springs are replaceable.


Thanks, I'll shop around for prices. I'll avoid the left-handed models :-)


Felco are expensive but worth it. I've had mine for over thirty years.
They last and last ...

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David Rance writing from Caversham, Reading, UK
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On Mon, 22 Apr 2019 17:52:37 Bertie Doe wrote:

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Felco are expensive but worth it. I've had mine for over thirty years. They
last and last ...


Thanks guys, I've ordered the bypass Felco number2, based on the original
1945 model. As you say, they're a bit pricey but the brambles and evergreen
honeysuckle are rampant this year.




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On 22/04/2019 12:13, Bertie Doe wrote:
On a similar theme to Chris Hoggs' lopper thread, I'm looking for good
quality secateurs please. Chris prefers anvil but I'm looking for
bypass. 2 gardens and an allotment means they get a lot of heavy use.
First the adjustment goes, followed by the spring ...... :-)


My Felco #7's with the rotating handle make light work of anything up to
an inch across, now 35 years old, kept sharp they are a good bit of kit,
mine live in a holster at my side and get used for everything including
plumbing and electrics!

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Gardening in Cornwall
www.roselandhouse.co.uk
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On 22/04/2019 12:13, Bertie Doe wrote:
On a similar theme to Chris Hoggs' lopper thread, I'm looking for good
quality secateurs please. Chris prefers anvil but I'm looking for bypass.
2 gardens and an allotment means they get a lot of heavy use. First the
adjustment goes, followed by the spring ...... :-)


My Felco #7's with the rotating handle make light work of anything up to an
inch across, now 35 years old, kept sharp they are a good bit of kit, mine
live in a holster at my side and get used for everything including plumbing
and electrics!


I tend to wander around chatting to other allotmenteers, so loosing it in
the jungle is possible. It would be handy if Felco had fitted a loop that
would attach to the carabiner on my belt. Ho hum, more expense on a holster.





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Charlie Pridham
Gardening in Cornwall
www.roselandhouse.co.uk



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