Darlac Topiary Shear - Amateur Gardening Best BuyThe Darlac Expert Topiary Shear takes the best of an age old design and just makes it better! These shears can be used single handed, are lightweight and easy to use with an ultra-smooth cutting action not normally associated with topiary shears.
The blades are SK5 carbon steel which can be easily sharpened or replaced if necessary. The spring gives this tool an easy and reliable function and is also replaceable.
Use for topiary shaping from balls to spirals or dwarf hedging but can also be used for heathers, herbs and many more plants around the garden. Also a great tool for edging the grass lawn!
Approx. Length of Tool 35 cm
Approx. Length of Blades 16.5 cm
Approx. Weight 416 g
From Amateur Gardening Magazine:
Consumer editor Julia Heaton looks at tools designed to keep topiary plants in shape. All the tools on test are used one handed - the Japanese scissor - action model and Darlac's pivot design requiring less effort than the tensioned steel tools based on traditional sheep shears, which are designed for soft new growth only. So, for the purpose of our tests, new growth on privet, box, Lonicera nitida and grass were worked on.
"Features Designed with a pivot and spring, the SK5 high carbon steel blades can be sharpened and replaced. Has red textured grip handles and a sliding safety catch that acts as a buffer. Also includes a sturdy blade tip cover. Blade length: 61/2in (16.5cm), overall length: 131/2in (34cm).
Performance Impressive shears for both large and small hands due to easy spring action and close set handles. Proved comfortable during prolonged use thanks to the buffer and rudderised grip. Super sharp, large blades made short work of trimming privet and box hedging and the flat profile helped make a level cut. The easy locking catch could be operated with one hand.
Value Not a bad price for such an excellent, efficient tool, ideal for garden topiary and trimming jobs around the garden."
Product Type: Hedgecutter, Sub Type: Topiary Shears, Power: Manual