Pruners are one-handed tools used to chop off unnecessary shrubs. They are beneficial in keeping the plant life healthy and properly manicured. One should remove the uncontrolled growth or the injured branches with the right assortment of hand pruners and loppers. Loppers are primarily two-handed tools used for cutting medium-size shrubs or branches.  However, choosing the right tools for pruning is an essential part of gardening. To make clean cuts in living wood, a good pair of bypass blades can be used. For chopping dead branches, a folding saw and an anvil lopper is a good choice. The process of pruning can be a very tiring job and often become monotonous. The key to avoiding weariness and shortening the lifespan of your equipment is to pick the right tools for pruning. Here are a few types of pruners for you to choose from.

  • Bypass Pruner Bypass pruners or bypass hand pruners are one of the best garden tools for pruning. This can be used for living stems which are ½ inch, pruning raspberries or roses, herbs. A sharp blade should be used to maintain the lifespan of the plant. 
  • Bypass Lopper – Bypass loppers can be of great help when you want to trim an overgrown healthy tree. With minimal effort, bigger stems up to 1 ½ can be chopped. The long handles of the bypass loppers give more leverage than any other tool. 
  • Anvil Pruner – Anvil pruners can clip away dead twigs up to ½ inch. It is one of the best plant pruners because, unlike bypass pruners, it won’t get jammed up between the dry or dead branches.
  • Anvil Lopper – Anvil loppers can easily do the menial work of snipping away thick dead branches up to 2 inches. It can also be used for trimming live thick branches before giving the finishing touch with bypass loppers.