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Ambidextrous design means the safety catch is positioned centrally so that it can be easily accessed no matter which hand you use to hold the secateurs, and the handles are not specifically shaped to fit one hand in particular. Most models have ambidextrous handles but several have the safety catch on the left side of the secateurs, to be operated by the right-hand thumb.
Maximum cutting diameter (mm)
The cutting diameter is the thickest branch the secateurs claim to cut. This is usually for green or soft wood – with hard, dry wood, they might only manage smaller diameters.
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The performance score is an equally weighted average of the testing panel's scores. The four-person panel (made up of men and women who are left and right handed) assesses how well the secateurs cut green and semi-dry cuttings up to about 20mm in thickness, as well as hard 9.5mm dowel.
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Ease of use score
The ease of use score is an equally weighted average of the testing panel's scores. The four-person panel (made up of men and women who are left and right handed) assesses the secateurs for comfort in the hand while in use and the ease of using the safety catch.
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Included in this review
- Overall score
- Non-stick coated blade
- Can be dismantled
- Performance score
- Ease of use score
- Good points
- Bad points
- Replaceable blade
- Adjustable handle
- Ambidextrous design
- Maximum cutting diameter (claimed, mm)
- Weight (g)
- Warranty (years)
- Country of origin