lefty317
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pruner preferences

hi all,

since this forum seems to have a wealth of knowledgeable rose growers, i have a "matter of opinion" question.

for years i have been using a middle of the road kind of bypass pruner, and putting up with seemingly endless tightening and occasional sharpening.:evil: as a journeyman carpenter, i know the importance of having good tools, and properly maintaining them. i have 50 rose bushes, 10 of which are minis. so my question is this... does any one have any experience with either the felco's or the corona's? :?:

my nurseryman says the coronas are just as good, however the felcos seem to be the standard, plus they have the advantage of being available in a left-handed model. to my fellow southpaws.... does that make a difference??? i have been obviously been using right-handed pruners since day one.

any and all opinions are welcome.

thank you,
chris :lol:

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Chris, I love the Felco pruners. You can even replace the blades. Sorry I can't comment on the left handed tools but I can relate somewhat as my mother and ex are both left handed. Neither one gardens.

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Rose Pruner

Dear Lefty317,

I found a Wolf Garten rose pruner that works great. The pruner is called the RS19G. I found it for, I think, about $20. It cuts great and I believe it is for left or right handers also. The really cool part about the pruner is that it holds the stem, or piece of rose, you cut so you won't get poked trying to reach in and grab the cut piece. I will attach the website where I found it.

<www.bluestonegarden.com>

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Re: Rose Pruner

[quote="DrGardener"]Dear Lefty317,



I agree the Wolf-garten rose pruner is the best . I purchased mine in Europe many years ago. All of these tools are made in Germany and the pruners come in multiple sizes and Left or right.
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I'm with newt on this. Has to be Felco. They are the Rolls Royce of the pruning world. Every professional gardener I know uses them.

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I am a professional Gardener and I also thought of Felco as the best until I used Wolf-garten Rose pruner. It holds the rose stem after cutting and although I have not had to take advantage of it they do have a lifetime warranty. I know it is available on ebay. You will never go back to Felco.

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Re: Rose pruner

rosieisred wrote:I am a professional Gardener and I also thought of Felco as the best until I used Wolf-garten Rose pruner. It holds the rose stem after cutting and although I have not had to take advantage of it they do have a lifetime warranty. I know it is available on ebay. You will never go back to Felco.
That good? :shock: Ok, next time I need a new pair will buy them and see what they are like.

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