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Felcos

Post by krish.. » Tue, 02 Feb 1999 04:00:00



Where did ya'all buy your Felcos? I have a pair of Anvil pruners which I
don't want to use for roses. I did not see any Felcos at Home Depot and
bought a pair of bypass pruners. Are these any good? Can I get some
sources?

Thanks in advance.

Manjula

 
 
 

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Post by Jeffrey A. Del C » Tue, 02 Feb 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
>Where did ya'all buy your Felcos? I have a pair of Anvil pruners which I
>don't want to use for roses. I did not see any Felcos at Home Depot and
>bought a pair of bypass pruners. Are these any good? Can I get some
>sources?

>Thanks in advance.

>Manjula

If you got some of the Fiskar or Corona bypass pruners at Home Depot, you
don't need Felcos.

There's a lot of snob appeal connected to Felcos---though they are
excellent pruners, they aren't the only ones.

J. Del Col
--
CHROME ***
Our lady of the highways,           Untarnished daughter of Eve,
pose for us sinners.                return our desire,
Grant us what mercy metal allows.   icy outline of concupiscence.

 
 
 

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Post by Bil » Tue, 02 Feb 1999 04:00:00




Quote:


> >Where did ya'all buy your Felcos? I have a pair of Anvil pruners which I
> >don't want to use for roses. I did not see any Felcos at Home Depot and
> >bought a pair of bypass pruners. Are these any good? Can I get some
> >sources?

> >Thanks in advance.

> >Manjula

> If you got some of the Fiskar or Corona bypass pruners at Home Depot, you
> don't need Felcos.

> There's a lot of snob appeal connected to Felcos---though they are
> excellent pruners, they aren't the only ones.

Not snob appeal at all.  It is LONG lasting appeal.  Felcos hold an edge far
longer then the others and will last a life time.  My oldest pair is about 45
years old and was even dropped in to the compost grinder once stalling the
grinder and all the damage to the Felco was a piece of the plastic covering
on the handle is missing and a dent in the handle. But the cutting action was
not damaged. If every sharpen enough to need a new blade can get one, and new
springs if lose one. Never had one break but had lost one when a rose cane
popped some off and it got lost.  Tried Fiskers and it sits almost new in a
drawer, as no match for the Felco.  Felco may be expensive to get  but over
the long run are by far the cheapest and do a good job.  I hollow grind mine
every year before pruning on a drum wet stone and that is enough for the
year. Also will cut wire for tying climbers with no harm to the Felco but
will chip other  makes.  
Most good nurseries do carry them.  I got my original pair form Edmunds who
also has parts for them.

Bill in Alhambra Calif.

1:15:22 pm  2/1/1999

 
 
 

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Post by Ted » Tue, 02 Feb 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> Where did ya'all buy your Felcos? I have a pair of Anvil pruners which I
> don't want to use for roses. I did not see any Felcos at Home Depot and
> bought a pair of bypass pruners. Are these any good? Can I get some
> sources?

> Thanks in advance.

> Manjula

Here's the addy for an on-line catalogue listing for Felcos that I've used.
Seem to be pretty reasonable in price too.
 http://www.frostproof.com/catalog/ht16.html

Ted

 
 
 

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Post by Mel Hul » Tue, 02 Feb 1999 04:00:00



Feb 1999 11:57:44 -0800 writes:

Quote:

> Where did ya'all buy your Felcos?

Tom Liggett, www.liggettroses.com, sells 'em.

Quote:
> I have a pair of Anvil pruners which I
> don't want to use for roses. I did not see any Felcos at Home Depot and
> bought a pair of bypass pruners. Are these any good? Can I get some
> sources?

Coronas and Fiscars are OK, but not in the same county with Felcos.
--
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                     Silicon Valley Rose Farmer
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Post by Bob Bau » Wed, 03 Feb 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>.....mine are #
>8's and I don't see them being offered anymore.  Are they retired or something?

They are available at the same site as Ted mentioned but on a
different page.  The cost is $31.95.

Check out this page for the complete line up:

http://www.frostproof.com/catalog/ht01.html

I didn't want 'em at $65, but I want 'em now!  <g>

Bob Bauer
(I can feel my hand twichin')

 
 
 

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Post by PetRo » Wed, 03 Feb 1999 04:00:00



"There's a lot of snob appeal connected to Felcos---though they are excellent
pruners, they aren't the only ones."

Posted from West ***ia where the status symbol is to have two cars jacked up
in your front yard.

 
 
 

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Post by t.. » Wed, 03 Feb 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
>Where did ya'all buy your Felcos? I have a pair of Anvil pruners which I
>don't want to use for roses. I did not see any Felcos at Home Depot and
>bought a pair of bypass pruners. Are these any good? Can I get some
>sources?

I sell Felcos.

My website is:


Quote:

>Thanks in advance.

>Manjula

 
 
 

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Post by Bob Bau » Wed, 03 Feb 1999 04:00:00


Tom said:

Quote:
>I sell Felcos.

Tom, I looked at your website and see that you don't sell the number 7
Felcos with the rotating handle.

Is there a reason that you don't like that particular model?  Those
are the ones I am considering, let me know if this is a mistake.

Thanks,

Bob Bauer

 
 
 

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Post by APeaceRo » Wed, 03 Feb 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>Posted from West ***ia where the status symbol is to have two cars jacked
>up
>in your front yard.

But what if they were convertibles and filled with manure and gin trash and
roses, lots and lots of lovely roses.  Minis would be good.  <G>  

Rissa

"Laughter is the shortest distance between two people."  Anon.
http://www.moonsgarden.com/
http://www.moonsgarden.com/
http://www.moonsgarden.com/

 
 
 

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Post by Jeffrey A. Del C » Wed, 03 Feb 1999 04:00:00



Quote:



>> >Where did ya'all buy your Felcos? I have a pair of Anvil pruners which I
>> >don't want to use for roses. I did not see any Felcos at Home Depot and
>> >bought a pair of bypass pruners. Are these any good? Can I get some
>> >sources?

>> >Thanks in advance.

>> >Manjula

>> If you got some of the Fiskar or Corona bypass pruners at Home Depot, you
>> don't need Felcos.

>> There's a lot of snob appeal connected to Felcos---though they are
>> excellent pruners, they aren't the only ones.

>Not snob appeal at all.  It is LONG lasting appeal.  Felcos hold an edge far
>longer then the others and will last a life time.  My oldest pair is about 45
>years old and was even dropped in to the compost grinder once stalling the
>grinder and all the damage to the Felco was a piece of the plastic covering
>on the handle is missing and a dent in the handle. But the cutting action was
>not damaged. If every sharpen enough to need a new blade can get one, and new
>springs if lose one. Never had one break but had lost one when a rose cane
>popped some off and it got lost.  Tried Fiskers and it sits almost new in a
>drawer, as no match for the Felco.  Felco may be expensive to get  but over
>the long run are by far the cheapest and do a good job.  I hollow grind mine
>every year before pruning on a drum wet stone and that is enough for the
>year. Also will cut wire for tying climbers with no harm to the Felco but
>will chip other  makes.  
>Most good nurseries do carry them.  I got my original pair form Edmunds who
>also has parts for them.

Yeah, yeah, Felcos make the world go round.

I have a pair of ancient bypass pruners made for the orchard trade by
the Henry Co. of California probably in the 1930's.

They are still in excellent shape, are easy to sharpen, sturdy and will
cut through any cane in the Garden with zero trouble.

I have another pair of Taiwanese Felco wannabes that have seen ten
years of hard use with only the occasional sharpening to keep
them in top shape--no broken springs or lost parts.  $12.00.

Felcos are excellent tools--they aren't the only ones.

BTW,  I have so many different tools because  I suffer from the itch
 to collect tools, not because I'm unhappy with any of them.

J. Del Col
--
CHROME ***
Our lady of the highways,           Untarnished daughter of Eve,
pose for us sinners.                return our desire,
Grant us what mercy metal allows.   icy outline of concupiscence.

 
 
 

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Post by Jeffrey A. Del C » Wed, 03 Feb 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>>Posted from West ***ia where the status symbol is to have two cars jacked
>>up
>>in your front yard.

Posted from California where all the loose nuts in the country stop rolling.

J. Del Col

--
CHROME ***
Our lady of the highways,           Untarnished daughter of Eve,
pose for us sinners.                return our desire,
Grant us what mercy metal allows.   icy outline of concupiscence.

 
 
 

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Post by PBURN » Wed, 03 Feb 1999 04:00:00


Petrose said:
Quote:

>"There's a lot of snob appeal connected to Felcos---though they are excellent
>pruners, they aren't the only ones."

>Posted from West ***ia where the status symbol is to have two cars jacked
>up
>in your front yard.

******** Noooo see the thing of it is, them thar junk heaps looks mighty nice
around the christmas time if'n theys all decked out in multi-colored light
"bubs".  Honest........
P in pink
http://www.moonsgarden.com/
Try my website, it ain't hardly pink either Hilly.
 
 
 

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Post by PBURN » Wed, 03 Feb 1999 04:00:00


Sir Jeffrey A Del Col in West ***ny sez:

Quote:
>Posted from California where all the loose nuts in the country stop rolling.

>J. Del Col

****Do that hurt?

P in pink
http://www.moonsgarden.com/
Try my website, it ain't hardly pink either Hilly.

 
 
 

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Post by Jeffrey A. Del C » Thu, 04 Feb 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
>Sir Jeffrey A Del Col in West ***ny sez:
>>Posted from California where all the loose nuts in the country stop rolling.

>>J. Del Col

>****Do that hurt?

Hell, I had to say something. Petrose hadn't even mentioned our
satellite dishes and inflatable plastic Easter bunnies.  Couldn't let
him get away with slighting our fair state that way.

J. Del Col
--
CHROME ***
Our lady of the highways,           Untarnished daughter of Eve,
pose for us sinners.                return our desire,
Grant us what mercy metal allows.   icy outline of concupiscence.