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Secateur reviews

We test 13 bypass and 12 anvil secateurs in the CHOICE labs, including models from Felco, Fiskars and Spear & Jackson.

Last updated: 7th November 2014

Secateurs are an essential tool for most gardeners, but there are hundreds of models out there, costing anywhere from $4 to up to $100 (or more). Which ones cut the mustard – or more usefully, the rose bushes?

Our panel of reviewers put 13 bypass and 12 anvil secateurs, priced from $4 to $88, to the test against softwood and hardwood to find which ones really are the sharpest tools in the shed.

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