Stop battling with those thorns on your rose bush and keep your garden and house plants looking pristine with the help of pruning shears. Don’t worry about using your own scissors for any of these jobs. Getting pruning shears will give you all the plant trimming control you need in the palm of your hand. For smaller gardening tasks that don’t need two-handed loppers or weed whackers, pruning shears will come in handy and are much simpler to use. If you need to trim small branches or leaves, any of these three handpicked sets of pruning shears will take the hassle out of the job.

Best Ratchet Pruning Shears

For simple and easily adjustable cutting, the Gardenite Power Drive Ratchet Anvil Hand Pruning Shears are top of the line. The ratchet adds an extra mechanism to cutting so once you squeeze the shears, they latch so you cut again, meaning you don’t have to try and cut into a branch in one stroke. As you’re cutting through it, they click into stronger settings, adding more power to the cut. Built with high-quality hardened carbon steel blades, they are coated with a teflon that resists sap and other sticky materials. The unique design requires less force, saving your hand and wrist from overuse.

Best Shock Absorbing Pruning Shears

Designed to protect your arms and hands, the gonicc GPPS-1010 Anvil Pruning Shears have a built-in cushion and shock absorber. They have an ergonomic design so you can hold them for a long period of time without your hand getting sore. They are equipped with SK-5 Steel blades that won’t rust and will last for years. Perfect for trimming your shrubs or rose bushes, these pruning shears are meant to give you a one-cut stroke to get the job done quickly. They are backed with a lifetime satisfaction guarantee, so trying them out has no downside.

Best Pruning Shears for a Budget

The VIVOSUN 6.5 Inch Gardening Hand Pruning Shear contains straight stainless steel blades. The blades are spring-loaded and will bounce back, making multiple cuts simpler. The micro tip blades have a safe, sideways locking mechanism that protects your blades when they aren’t in use. The lock will also make them easy to store either in your garage, tool box, or pocket while you’re still outside. With the straight blades, you can easily reach them into narrow areas for inner trimming. They come in a bright orange so it’ll be hard to misplace them.

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