ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Electric Pruners

Updated on April 8, 2013

Gardening is a fantastic hobby and one that brings a huge amount of satisfaction and joy in watching your hard work pay off in beautiful flowers, delicious fruit and vegetables and a wonderfully peaceful and tranquil setting to while away the hours to de-stress and relax. Part of the joy of gardening is pruning plants to coax them into producing ever more bushy foliage, more flowers and more of the fresh, untainted fruits and berries.

This is a gift that those who know how to grow their own produce without resorting to dangerous pesticides and other chemicals can enjoy as well as those who love to grow flowering shrubs and trees have a special affinity with.

However, some gardeners lose the strength in their hands and whether it is is because of advancing years, or accidents or illness, their ability to use regular hand pruners diminishes. But there is now an alternative in the availability of powered, electric pruners that are simplicity itself to use for anyone with limited strength in their hands. This Hub Page looks at these useful and versatile garden pruners and how they can be used by just about anyone.

Powered Pruners Benefits

The major benefit of electric pruners, sometimes also called powered pruners is in their ability to cut through tough woody stems with absolutely no effort by the hand of the gardener undertaking the pruning. This is a real boon to those who have little strength in their hands to squeeze regular hand pruners together in order to make the necessary cuts.

By placing the blades around the part of the stem to be pruned and with a simple press of the trigger, the electric pruners do the rest by slicing through the stem and making the prune. The blades are sharp enough to get through all but the toughest stems up to the diameter specified in the manufacturer's instructions for the pruners.

Another benefit associated with the cordless pruners is that you can take them anywhere and use them without the need for an electricity outlet. This is perfect for remote homesteads and farms, large gardens with areas that would be awkward to take an extension power cable and for getting up into taller shrubs on a long ladder.

Types of Electric Pruners

There are two main types of electric pruners and these are the corded and cordless varieties.

Corded Electric Pruners

These are more heavy duty devices and are used for carrying out all the really tough pruning that needs to be done. They are limited by their cord length, so if you have a really large garden to work on, you will need a long extension cord to reach the extreme edges of your garden.

Cordless Electric Pruners

These are better suited for people who need to travel away from the house or a source of electricity or simply for those who don't want to be restricted to using a corded pruner. They run on are chargeable battery similar to powered DIY tools such as cordless drills or sanders. The battery is left on charge while the unit is not in use and when fully charged, the battery will last for several hours depending upon the manufacturer's recommendations.

Several well known manufacturers make both corded and cordless electric pruners and you'll find then listed in DIY stores, hardware shops and online as well. Names like Felco pruners, Bosch cordless pruners (pictured), Ryobi electric pruners, Bahco pruners and many more besides.

Electric pruners are perfect for people who need the freedom from hand strain when you have a lot of pruning to do as well as for those who cannot use standard hand pruners for lack of strength in their hands.


Submit a Comment

No comments yet.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)