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Long handled lawn shears

Hello everyone

Im looking for some good lawn shears and edging shears with long handles. Ive tried lots out but they all make me stoop as im 6'3" and thats not good for long term health! Ive seen some telescopic ones on amazon but some of the reviews are poor. 

Which kit do you longer lawn people out there use? 

Thanks in advance. 

 

Chris

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  • PRO

    Hi Chris,

    I use the Freund 1-6TA..Iv never had a problem with them in any way.I guess its worth checking around the web.

     

    best

    Paul

     

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Freund-Victoria-1040589-Edging-Shear-Green...

    Freund-Victoria 1040589 Edging Shear 1-6 TA, Grey/Green, 40 x 25 x 15 cm: Amazon.co.uk: Garden & Ou…
    Great prices on your favourite Gardening brands, and free delivery on eligible orders.
  • PRO

    Hello Chris,

    I am not quite as tall but have used the Bulldog Evergreen Edging Shear 38" for around 6 years, they claim to be longer than a standard pair by 5 or 6 inches, they are longer than a wilkinson sword pair I had previously and hand to stoop to use. They have lasted well and I have only had to replace the adjustment screw once due to the fact I caught it on something in the van 

    https://bulldoghandtools.co.uk/bulldog-edging-shear-38-soft-touch-h...

    Bulldog Edging Shear 38" - Soft Touch Handle - 7116770000
    Evergreen Edging Shear 38" - Soft Touch Handle
  • PRO

    Thanks for the replies. I'll take a look at them both. 

  • Darlac telescopic are the only ones I get now. I’m not 6’3, but can’t imagine them being too short, they are the best cutters for the money though.

    • PRO

      I believe the Darlac ones extend to 42 inches , 108 cm . I was thinking about buying a pair last week as a local nursery now stocks Darlac , having used Darlac pruning saws and secateurs for years i find the quality excellent but had problems with telescopic handed tools ( other brands ) in the past , How do you find the Darlac ones ?   Also do the blades still retain a nice sharp edge after moderate use ? 

      • I’ve had the same pair for over 6 years now, I think I’ve sharpened them once in that time and being carbon steel they are very easy to sharpen, the blades are still nice and true so provide a clean cut. I’ve never had any issues with the locking mechanism on them, it’s easy to use and stays strong during operation. 

        If I ever need to replace mine, I’d have no hesitation in getting the same again ( providing the design is still the same ! ).

        • PRO

          Thanks Sean , It sounds encouraging , consistant with the Darlac quality i have enjoyed with my Darlac secateurs , same undamaged blade and spring for five years and still cut like new with minumum sharpening . 

    • PRO

      The Darlac ones look pretty impressive and after reading your review of them I have ordered some from the Amazon. 

      Hopefully they'll live up to expectation. 

      Thanks

      • I hope so too!

        • PRO

          They arrived. Closed they are very short and fully opened they are on the edge of what is comfortable. I'm holding them right on the handle end to be able to cut horizontal while standing upright. Pretty good though. 

          Thanks again for the advice 

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