On Thu, 14 Aug 2003 17:11:21 GMT, "SugarChile"
:I've owned Corona's in the past, and while they are more acceptable than a
:"cheapo" brand, they are nowhere as good as a Felco. I've got the Felco #7,
:with the rotating handle, and it is well worth the money. It fits neatly in
:my hand, the handle lessens stress on my hand and wrist, and the blade cuts
:surely and cleanly. I think that in the long run, you save money with
:Felco's, because they last much longer. I used to wear out a pair of
:pruners, or even two, each year, but my Felco's are on their fourth year
:now. I've had to replace the spring, for just a few bucks; all the parts
:are replaceable if needed. I do take a few minutes each winter to sharpen
:the blades with a hand stone.
:Get the holster while you're at it. I felt like an incredible garden geek
:the first couple of times I hooked it on, but now it's second nature when I
:go out to garden, and I like having the pruners handy at all times.
Where I bought my #2 Felco I didn't notice holsters. That sounds like a
very good idea. They did have spare springs and they had a small
sharpening stone with a triangular cross section for around $12. I paid
about $52 for my #2. Don't know if that's a good or crummy price, but
considering the tenor of the store, I have to wonder if I didn't pay too
much. I guess so, looking at the first link below.
:There's a lot of online sources, here's some:
:Zone 6, Southcentral PA
:> I am in need of some new pruning shears, and have been thinking about
:> ordering some "Filcos" because of all the good things I have heard about
:> Is it true, Are they worth the money, of should I just buy some "Coronas"?
:> All of the stores im my area are out of stock, and won't be getting them
:> in until next spring. Well, I need to do a winter pruning, so I need to
:> buy them this fall; go figure. It seems as though all of the stores ran
:> out of the #2 first. Does anyone know what size is most common / useful?
:> All comments appreciated, Ken..