On our homestead we have many fruit trees, shrubs and berry bushes that need to be pruned at different times through out the seasons. My raspberries, blueberries and some of the new fruit trees we put in last fall had dead branches on them that needed to be removed, so i tried these out on them. These shears cut through stems and branches (up to 1/4" thick) very easily, thicker branches require a bit more pressure and effort, but still cut smoothly. My husband used them to prune some of the ornamental trees and grapevines and was very impressed with their performance. i have small hands and my husband has large hands, and these worked well for both of us.
One of the nice things about these shears is that they have an all metal construction including the locking mechanism. and they have a high-tempered carbon steel titanium blade coated for a durable sharper cutting edge. They have a metal spring to automatically open the blades after every cut which is really nice. They also have an integrated wire cutting notch, which i'm sure will come in handy. The handles are designed ergonomically for a comfortable grip and with a non-slip coating.
They are a great tool for any gardener. The quality is apparent the first time you use them. i feel like they will last so much longer than the shears we've purchased in the past (and replaced often). i'm very happy with this product and recommend them to anyone who is looking for good quality gardening shears. If you are interested to purchase or learn about them you can check them out on amazon.com.
*i received a pair of these shears free in exchange for my honest review, my opinions are my own.