ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Ratchet Pruners

Updated on April 8, 2013

Gardeners appreciate the kinds of tools that make their life as easy as possible while still preserving the timeless nature of working in a garden for the furthering of its beauty and functionality as a place to enjoy and make use of when the weather is fine.

One of those tools that a gardener really should not be without is a set of hand ratchet pruners. These useful pruners make light work of pruning thicker, more difficult plants and cutting out dead wood with ease and without the hand ache cause by trying to cut through tough woody stems with ordinary hand pruning shears.

So this Hub Page looks at the many advantages of using ratchet pruners to undertake those tougher gardening pruning jobs over the other types of hand pruners that are available.

Ratchet Pruners Advantages

The main advantages that ratchet pruners have over standard bypass pruners or anvil pruners is that they can tackle thick, woody stems of plants without having to use undue pressure with the hand in order to cut through them. This is true of all thicker woody stems such as roses, dogwoods, Hebe, rhododendrons, azaleas and other woody shrubs that you are likely to have in your garden.

They are also very useful for pruning dead wood from fruiting trees such as apples, peaches, plums, pears, gages, apricots and cherries after they have fruited. Similarly, fruiting shrubs such as blackcurrant, redcurrant, blackberry, loganberry, blueberry, cranberry etc that need pruning will all be done with far greater ease when using ratchet pruners instead of regular hand pruning shears.

Another great advantage of ratchet pruners is their compact size, which makes them easy to carry around with you when you're doing several pruning jobs in the garden.

What to Look for in Ratchet Pruners

It pays to buy good quality ratchet pruners when you decide to add this tool to your array of garden tools. Buying cheap hand pruners is always false economy as they tend to break easily or wear out too quickly necessitating replacements far sooner and at additional costs than had you paid more in the first place to buy very good quality tools.

There are some well known brand names that make good pruners and these can be sourced both online and at good DIY or garden stores. The best types to get are made from stainless steel, although not all manufacturers make these. if you can get hold a set of stainless steel ratchet pruners, then they will last you a lifetime with proper care and attention.

Gardening is a pleasant pursuit that should never be seen as a chore. By making some of the jibs that have to be done around the garden less time consuming and easier to accomplish, those gardening jobs become a real pleasure to carry out. Having all the right tools for each gardening job makes those jobs that much easier and more enjoyable to carry out and therefore the cost of the tools is easily offset by the enjoyment that using them brings and eases the load of the whole gardening experience.

Comments

Submit a Comment

No comments yet.

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com 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: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
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 googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
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)
Marketing
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.
Statistics
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)