The Felco Pruning Shear Law: All gardeners must have a leather holster containing one of the many varieties of Felco pruners. It is true, drive through your neighborhood and you will see just about every gardener or landscaper will have the holster and tell-tale Felco red-handled shears a quick-draw away. Swiss made means those shrubs do not stand a chance. Felco pruners come in fighter jet model numbers like F4 and, the original, F2. Luckily Felco’s website features a description of each model and their various traits (everything from aggressive loppers to rotating handles for ergonomics). Felco pruning shears ordered from this particular Felco store (independent of the manufacturer) even come with an impressive liftetime warranty. Prices for Felco pruners start at about $30 and go way up for the more crazy models, including a pruner with a disease control spray device for over $200. And do not forget your leather holster for about $14, so you really look like a pro.
About Marc Lyman
Marc grew up under a brave single mom who "encouraged" home improvement on the family home. Early toddler gifts included a tool set, and even a cordless Bosch drill when cordless drills first came out. In grade school (give or take a few years), Marc's mom said, "We need to cut down some trees. . . . here's a chainsaw." A father figure also involved Marc in many home improvement projects, including a summer of home remodeling in Palo Alto, CA. Toss in some Obsessive Compulsive personality traits researching everything home improvement related. The end result: a genetically pre-disposed, socially sculpted home improvement machine! For his complete profile, please visit our About page. Really, it's worth it.