Pruning shears or pruning saw?
A pruning saw is better for very heavy branches, and where pruning shears have difficulty in reaching. Our pruning saw provides a fine cutting surface that allows the tree to quickly heal the cut.
The pruning shear will handle branches of around 35 mm in diameter, however sizes above this can increase the risk of damage to the branch and to yourself so it is certainly better to switch to a pruning saw rather than taking a risk. Both our pruning saw and pruning shears are of high quality and are lightweight, so you can easily carry your tools with you when in your garden. You will also be spared any unnecessary weight that takes a toll on your strength.
Keep in mind that there is a big difference between a pruning shear and a hedge shear! A hedge shear is used for smaller branches and twigs, similar in size to those you cut with secateurs. For example, if you need to shape-cut a bush, hedge shears are by far the most suitable option.