Pruning Tools Buying Guide

How to choose the right pruning shears, loppers, or saws for your task.

There are several reasons why you might want to prune your trees or shrubs — from maintaining aesthetics to keeping your plant healthy — and each type of plant requires a different approach.

However, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the selection of tools. Should you choose an anvil or bypass pruner? When is a lopper appropriate? And how about a saw?

And how do you actually make the cuts? Is the process different when you're setting off to do a bit of tree pruning, versus pruning your roses or spent flowers?

In this video Cynthia and Eric, two of our gardening experts at our Hadley, MA garden center, help make sense of it all.

Pruning Tools in This Video

  1. GSC Pro Pruner #2
  2. Anvil Pruner
  3. Castellari Mini Anvil Pruner
  4. Castellari Ergonomic Anvil Pruner
  5. Ratchet Pruner
  6. Pocket Pruners
  7. Castellari Long-Handled Anvil Loppers
  8. Short-Handled Bypass Loppers
  9. Telescoping Ratchet Loppers
  10. Gardener's Pro Rotating Pole Pruner with Saw
  11. Castellari Pruning Saw with Sheath

Last updated: 08/08/2023