ARS VS-8 Heavy Duty 8″ Hand Pruners
When you spend as much time snipping branches and pruning trees as we do here at the nursery your pruners become an extra appendage. Always in our pockets or on our belts they are easily our most used tool. We’ve tried just about every brand of pruner out there and the ARS VS-8 and VS-9’s are arguably the OGW staff consensus for top pruner. We finally found the holy grail of pruners! The Japanese stainless steel stays sharp longer than just about any blade we’ve used, can cut through thicker branches than most (though you should really use tree shears for very thick branches), and the locking mechanism is the most ergonomic and elegant we’ve seen. Simply squeeze the handles together to unlock and push the mechanism back with your thumb to lock it. It’s the finest six shooter in the West! The comfortable modest 8″ handle fit a medium to small hand size but still give the leverage you need for moderately thick cuts. A very fine tool indeed!