> >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
> >Thanks in advance.
> 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
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