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YUN CHANG Pruning Shears Hand Pruner Garden Shears Pruners for Gardening
https://www.amazon.com/YunChang-Pruning-Shears-Pruner-Scissors/dp/B085B1NPSJ?th=1











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I havenít tried those pruners but I can recommend this one.

ARS HP-VS8Z Signature Heavy Duty Pruner https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005Q4LU1I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_15TGTP9QFGFKZV95CD6R

Very sharp, high quality pruners.

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Felco.  'Nuff said
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Felco.  'Nuff said

After start using Felco, recycled the other one I had

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That Wang Chung brand looks to low ball for use.I don't even think I would get those for the help.ARS are pretty good ,but the long reach cut and hold for picking lychees are not as good as the ones they made like 10 years ago.But I did order some ARS today as their is no good Alt.I was using a new FELCO 822 electric pruning shears  with pole today that was the bomb!Fast....

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i have used felco for years and was quite happy with them, but i tried the ''Okatsune 103 Bypass Pruners General Purpose Medium'' last year and like them even better. 

i find them more comfortable to use, easier to open and close with the latch on the bottom and they hold an edge better than the felco (which would still be my favorite if i hadn't come across these).

https://www.amazon.com/Okatsune-Bypass-Pruners-General-Purpose/dp/B001Y54F88

also, i found this website to be interesting and have a lot of useful information:

https://www.niwaki.com/blog/2013/11/20/which-secateurs/

best,

mike

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thanks for pointing this out, zands.  When there's such a large price difference between non-name chinese sellers and renowned quality I always try the cheap stuff first and see how it does.  Often it is just fine, and if not then I try the expensive kind.  I was just thinking I needed more pruners because I keep leaving mine all around the house and my wife uses them too.  It looks like the black color version of the link you posted is now only $8.50... I ordered two.  I'll let you know how they are

https://www.amazon.com/YunChang-Pruning-Shears-Pruner-Scissors/dp/B085T3H4NK
$16.99 & "50% off with promo code U9D4NZKY"

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Felco... 
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thanks for pointing this out, zands.  When there's such a large price difference between non-name chinese sellers and renowned quality I always try the cheap stuff first and see how it does.  Often it is just fine, and if not then I try the expensive kind.  I was just thinking I needed more pruners because I keep leaving mine all around the house and my wife uses them too.  It looks like the black color version of the link you posted is now only $8.50... I ordered two.  I'll let you know how they are

https://www.amazon.com/YunChang-Pruning-Shears-Pruner-Scissors/dp/B085T3H4NK
$16.99 & "50% off with promo code U9D4NZKY"

Thanks Brain,

I have a Felco but can't resist a deal buy one get one free.
Thanks for the promo code, I ordered 2 to give it a try. 

Al
« Last Edit: May 16, 2021, 01:30:19 PM by pinkturtle »

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I have 4 Felco pruners and I really thought them the best until I got a nice Japanese pair.  I have the two mentioned and prefer them over Felco.  Like with the Silky saw, the Japanese have the best cutting tools in my experience.
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Re: YUN CHANG Pruning Shears -- Anyone tried these? The price is right/
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2021, 02:37:29 PM »
After I got my ARS pruners, I only use my Felcos for non important plants. The ARS pruners are noticeably sharper and retains the edge better from what Iíve experienced so far.

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Re: YUN CHANG Pruning Shears -- Anyone tried these? The price is right/
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2021, 02:44:08 PM »
Probably many already know this but there are two ways for getting larger diameter cutting power out of any garden shears.
#1--- Bend the branch then cut right into where the bending action is. You get an instant snap off.
#2--- Cut into, seize into a 1" branch with your shears but go circular with your shears, cutting into all the while. IOW don't clamp into with brute force, don't try to cut this way for thick branches. Use your IQ.

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Re: YUN CHANG Pruning Shears -- Anyone tried these? The price is right/
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2021, 07:45:47 PM »
Probably many already know this but there are two ways for getting larger diameter cutting power out of any garden shears.
#1--- Bend the branch then cut right into where the bending action is. You get an instant snap off.
#2--- Cut into, seize into a 1" branch with your shears but go circular with your shears, cutting into all the while. IOW don't clamp into with brute force, don't try to cut this way for thick branches. Use your IQ.

For larger stuff I used a folding felco hand saw.  For really big stuff I got a Makita electric chainsaw that rocks. 
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Re: YUN CHANG Pruning Shears -- Anyone tried these? The price is right/
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2021, 10:43:06 PM »
For thinning and picking I use Okatsune Japan No. 306 Thinning shears with Rounded Tip.For bigger cuts I'm now using all electric pruning shears ,I just need speed as I am doing thousands of cuts a day."The need for speed",they even have carbon fiber poles,you think they can pull some low 9s ?

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Re: YUN CHANG Pruning Shears -- Anyone tried these? The price is right/
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2021, 04:14:12 PM »
Just arrived.  They seem nice enough.  At first I thought the handles were plastic but I scratched some paint off and it looks like they are solid aluminum. 




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Re: YUN CHANG Pruning Shears -- Anyone tried these? The price is right/
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2021, 10:58:17 PM »
Received today.  They look good.  Able to pruned a quarter ($0.25) size orange tree branch without any issue/force.  The picture is a dime, but I tried a quarter size after that.

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Re: YUN CHANG Pruning Shears -- Anyone tried these? The price is right/
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2021, 11:14:41 PM »
I have Pruning Shears like is one I'm being using for years and been working well . The metal spring to doesn't fall off that is something that happens and I always hate on a lot of cheap pruning shears . Some is maybe a good try out .
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B08TLXNQ9S/ref=sspa_mw_detail_6?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Re: YUN CHANG Pruning Shears -- Anyone tried these? The price is right/
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2021, 11:37:23 AM »
Just arrived.  They seem nice enough.  At first I thought the handles were plastic but I scratched some paint off and it looks like they are solid aluminum. 


After newness wears off and shears are not "virginal", I spray the handles red, orange, yellow. Whatever makes them more difficult to misplace. Can you say the length on these from tip to bottom of the handle? Good idea to spray the steel blades with WD-40 after using. Everything rusts down here. Some quickly, some slowly. Alternatively wrap in a plastic bag to keep the (moist) air out.

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Re: YUN CHANG Pruning Shears -- Anyone tried these? The price is right/
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2021, 12:03:34 PM »
I measure 21cm from tip to tail

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Re: YUN CHANG Pruning Shears -- Anyone tried these? The price is right/
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2021, 06:21:47 PM »
I measure 21cm from tip to tail

8.26771654 inches. Longer the better for leverage on 1" branches. Ones I bought last year are nice but are short of 8 inches. At Amazon I see Felco hand pruners at 8.25 and 8.9 inches. There are other Felcos too.

 

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