What You Need to Know When Buying Garden Shears


Don’t you hate it when you’re out in your garden, ready to tackle some weeding or pruning, only to realize that you forgot your shears? I know I do. Plus, there are so many different types of shears out there that it can be hard to figure out which one is right for you. Well, worry not! Here’s a guide to each type of shear and how best to use them:

Straight Garden Shears

Straight garden shears are used for cutting grass and weeds. They’re also known as grass shears, weeders or reapers. Straight garden shears have blades that are straight, which means they don’t pivot or curve at all.

Straight garden shears are designed to cut through tough material like grasses and small branches. The blades should be made from stainless steel so they won’t rust if you leave them outside in the rain or snow for extended periods of time (which you probably will). The handles should be comfortable to hold and easy to use with one hand so it’s possible for you do other things while trimming your lawn or garden area.

When buying straight garden shears, look at the size of each blade: How wide is it? Will it cut through your weeds easily? What kinds of materials can this tool handle? If there’s an adjustable angle feature built into these tools (such as those found on folding models), how easy is it to change between positions?

After purchasing a pair of straight garden shears make sure they come with proper care instructions so you can keep them sharpened properly over time without having any issues down the road!

Curved Garden Shears

Curved garden shears are best for cutting branches, twigs, flowers and small branches. Curved shears are also good for cutting grass and vines. Curved garden shears have a bent blade that curves outward at the tip of the blade. The bent shape makes it easier to reach into tight spots to cut off branches or trim plants like roses.

The curved blades can get into hard-to-reach places that straight blades cannot go into because they do not need space between them and whatever you are trying to cut. This allows you to make cleaner cuts in your flowers, shrubs, trees and vines so that they grow better after pruning them with these tools.

There are various types of curved garden shears available on the market today such as bypass pruners (also called loppers), scissor action pruners or anvil style models depending on what type will work best for you needs in terms of function as well as price point!

Long Reach Garden Shears

Long Reach Garden Shears

When you need to reach high branches and trim those hedges, this is the tool for you. Long Reach Garden Shears are perfect if you have a very tall hedge or need to cut something out of your reach. A long reach shear is often found in a pair, but it can be purchased alone as well. These shears feature longer handles than other types of garden shears so that they can easily reach higher places without having your arm stretched out too far. The blade head is also wider than normal which makes it easier to cut through thick branches or even small tree trunks!

Telescopic Garden Shears

Telescopic garden shears are made of stainless steel and are lightweight and easy to use. They are useful for cutting branches, stems and even small branches. They can also be used for tall plants as they can extend up to 6 feet so you don’t have to reach as high as you would with regular garden shears.

Different types of garden shears are useful for different purposes, depending on the task at hand.

The first type of garden shear is the straight shears. These are best used for small jobs around the house. For example, you can use straight shears to trim flower stems and other small plants growing in your home.

The second type of garden shear is the curved blade variety. This type of tool is commonly used to cut branches from trees and bushes, which may be too large for you to reach with just a pair of regular-sized scissors or clippers. Curved blades are also good at cutting through thick tree branches that may be difficult to slice through with regular-sized clippers or a pair of scissors alone due to their thickness and density. However, there are some disadvantages associated with using curved blades as well: they make it more difficult for you as an individual user because your wrists will have more strain trying out this kind versus others (which would relieve pressure on them).

The third kind is long reach composite blades meaning that they’re made from multiple materials like steel mixed together with fiberglass strands woven throughout them so that it doesn’t break easily like other types might during use but still retains its sharpness without losing its edge over time (this means it’ll last longer than usual).


The best garden shears are the ones that fit your needs and style. Once you have identified what type of garden shears you need, it is time to start shopping around! There are many different types of shears and brands out there, so don’t be afraid if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for right away.

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