True Temper Pruners & Secateurs
There are three types of hand pruners: bypass, anvil and ratchet. Bypass pruners are probably the most popular. They make a nice clean cut using two curved blades that bypass each other in the same manner as a pair of scissors. Anvil pruners have a single straight cutting blade that closes down on a flat edge or anvil and work well removing tough, dead wood. Ratchet garden pruners are basically anvil pruners with a mechanism that performs the cutting action in stages. Ratchet style hand pruners offer more leverage for smaller or weaker hands.