Now as a Garden Designer and consultant these tools mentioned on this page are TOPS on my list.
A Felco pruner will truly be the only pruner you will ever need or buy. They last forever. They make the Swiss Army Knife - need I say more? I replace the cutting blade every year, but the average gardener could go two to three years. Don't bother trying to sharpen them yourself, it is never satisfactory, and for $11 you can pop in a new blade. Here are the pruners I recommend and why:
FELCO FOLDING SAW - Another item in the Felco line that I love is their folding saw. You can saw some pretty big branches with this (up to 4 inches), and it folds neatly and safely away. Overall length 14", blade length 6".
MY TOOL BELT - I started using this 'tool belt' a couple of years ago when I began to do more garden installations and maintenance contracts. Until then most of my garden work was on my property and I use an old golf cart to get around and it has everything on it. I always kept my Felcos in my back jeans pocket, but it ends up wearing a hole and falling out!
I've given one of these to all my workers. Aprons don't work because they're in front of you, holsters only hold your pruners. This is made to hold a cell phone, but I fill mine up with tools. It stays put, and I can shove it around back when I need it out of the way.
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