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Which Felco secateurs should I buy?

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Our comprehensive guide to Felco secateurs and which gardening jobs they are best suited to in the garden or allotment.
Snips, shears, cutters, whatever you call them, we've taken a look at the Felco secateurs available at The Garden Superstore as well as the gardening jobs they are best suited to

So, If you're wondering which Felco secateurs you should buy, take a look at our brand new guide below for our top tips.


Felco Model 6 Secateurs are small pruning shears for those who prefer a lighter secateur.

Felco 6 Secateurs: Small Pruning Shears for Small Hands

Felco Model 6 Secateurs are small pruning shears for those who prefer a lighter secateur. Small pruning shears that demonstrate their robustness. Felco 6 are bypass secateurs for right-handed use – Use Felco 16 for the same model in a left-handed version. These pruning shears are designed for all pruning jobs from trimming hedges, pruning roses and cutting back overgrown plants in the garden. 


  • Bypass secateurs with lifetime guarantee*
  • Lightweight handles in coated aluminium
  • Screw-mounted replaceable steel blades
  • Precision cutting head for exact placement
  • Hand & wrist protection

    Hand SizeSmall
    Left/Right HandedRight Handed
    Rotating HandleNo
    Cutting Diameter20mm / 0.8"
    Length195mm / 7.7"
    Weight210g

SHOP FELCO 6

Felco 9 Pruning Secateurs designed for left handed gardeners

Felco 9 Pruning Shears

Felco 9 is the left-handed version of Felco 8 ergonomic secateurs. These pruning shears are designed for all pruning jobs from trimming hedges, pruning roses and cutting back overgrown plants in the garden.  

  • Left-handed secateurs with lifetime guarantee*
  • Light aluminium handles
  • High quality hardened steel blades
  • Wire cutting notch & sap groove
  • Hand & wrist protection

    Hand SizeRegular / Large
    Left/Right HandedLeft Handed
    Rotating HandleNo
    Cutting Diameter1"
    Length210mm / 8.3"
    Weight245g
SHOP FELCO 9

Felco Model 100 Garden Secateurs were specifically developed to solve the problem of falling blooms when cutting flowers at high volume.

Felco Garden Secateurs: Model 100 Pruning Shears

Felco Model 100 Garden Secateurs were specifically developed to solve the problem of falling blooms when cutting flowers at high volume. Cut and hold flower picking snips hold the stems safe after cutting so they can be picked and packed. Bypass pruning secateurs for picking flowers and roses in the home garden or on farms.

  • Right-handed secateurs for any size hands
  • Handles and jaws in aluminium
  • Steel blades with special cut and hold feature
  • Cushion shock absorber hand protection
  • Lifetime guarantee*

    Hand SizeRegular / Large
    Left/Right HandedRight Handed
    Rotating HandleNo
    Cutting Diameter0.4"
    Length210mm / 8.3"
    Weight255g
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Felco 160S Secateurs are small secateurs from the Essentials range.

Felco 160S: Essentials Hand Pruners

Felco 160S Secateurs are small secateurs from the Essentials range. The anvil blade is made of steel while the handles are made of high-tech composite fibre to make them light but strong. The handle shape is well-formed for ease of use.  Perfect for general garden cutting back and pruning. 
  • Anvil secateurs with high-quality steel blades
  • Suitable for small hands
  • Easy to use handle shape
  • Lightweight composite fibre handles

    Part No160S
    Hand SizeSmall
    Left/Right HandedRight Handed
    Rotating HandleNo
    Cutting Diameter20mm / 0.8"
    Length200mm / 7.9"
    Weight175g

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Left-Handed Secateurs from Felco. Felco Model 10 secateurs have a rotating handle that reduces stress on hand and wrist if heavy pruning is required.

Felco 10: Left-Handed Pruning Shears with RotatingHandle

Left-Handed Secateurs from Felco. Felco Model 10 secateurs have a rotating handle that reduces stress on hand and wrist if heavy pruning is required. The ergonomic secateur design makes them ideal for left-handed gardeners and keeps them comfortable even after prolonged use. The Felco 10 secateurs narrow blades allow for close pruning at branch attachment.

Perfect for the heavy pruning of shrubs or tree branches. 

  • Felco secateurs with lifetime guarantee
  • Rotating handle for heavy pruning
  • Designed for left-handed use
  • High-quality steel blades – screw mounted
  • Forged aluminium handles

    Hand SizeRegular / Large
    Left/Right HandedLeft Handed
    Rotating HandleYes
    Cutting Diameter1"
    Length210mm / 8.3"
    Weight290g

SHOP FELCO 10

Model 12 Deluxe secateurs are designed for keen gardeners and prolonged use.

Felco 12 Secateurs

Felco 12 Secateurs are the best quality secateurs from Felco. Model 12 Deluxe secateurs are designed for keen gardeners and prolonged use. The revolving handle takes care of your hands while you work, reducing muscle strain and blisters from forming. The cutting head and handles (a combination of models 6 & 7) allows for close pruning. Perfect for general garden cutting back and pruning.

  • Best quality secateurs
  • Light aluminium handles with non-slip coating
  • Rotating cutting blade handle
  • High quality hardened steel blades
  • Lifetime guarantee*

    Hand SizeRegular / Small
    Left/Right HandedRight Handed
    Rotating HandleYes
    Cutting Diameter20mm / 0.8"
    Length200mm / 7.9"
    Weight265g

SHOP FELCO 12

elco Model 2 are the most popular pruning shears we stock. These red-handled bypass secateurs are recognised as one of the best garden secateurs available in the UK.

Felco 2 Secateurs

Felco 2 Secateurs are the original standard secateurs from Felco. Felco Model 2 are the most popular pruning shears we stock. These red-handled bypass secateurs are recognised as one of the best garden secateurs available in the UK. Robust steel anvil blades make heavy pruning a doddle while micro-metric adjustment of the cutting head makes these secateurs more accurate.

Ideal for the heavy pruning of shrubs or branches. 


  • Bypass secateurs with lifetime guarantee*
  • High-quality steel blades
  • Comfortable aluminium handles with red coating
  • Cushion shock absorber hand and wrist protection
  • Wire cutting notch & sap groove

    Hand SizeRegular / Large
    Left/Right HandedRight Handed
    Rotating HandleNo
    Cutting Diameter1"
    Length215mm / 8.5"
    Weight240g


SHOP FELCO 2

Felco 4 Garden Secateurs are a classic strong pair of pruning shears that will cut up to 25mm branches

Felco Grden Secateurs: Model 4

Felco 4 Garden Secateurs are a classic strong pair of pruning shears that will cut up to 25mm branches. Felco 4 is a right-handed model. Riveted anvil blades in hardened steel work hard as extra-strong pruners. Red non-slip coated aluminium handles that are comfortable for large hands.

 Large secateurs that are perfect for home gardeners with larger hands.

  • Classic garden secateurs
  • Hardened steel riveted blades
  • Non-slip coated aluminium handles
  • Cuts thick branches (up to 25mm)
  • All parts can be replaced, lifetime guarantee*

    Hand SizeRegular /Large
    Left/Right HandedRight Handed
    Rotating HandleNo
    Cutting Diameter1"
    Length210mm / 8.3"
    Weight220g

SHOP FELCO 4

Felco 7 Secateurs unique revolving handle helps distribute the load during pruning and reduces the amount of force you need to apply when pruning.

Felco 7 Bypass Secateurs

Felco 7 Secateurs unique revolving handle helps distribute the load during pruning and reduces the amount of force you need to apply when pruning. The Felco Model 7 pruners are professional high-quality bypass secateurs with the safety features and quality materials that Felco are known for. Felco 7 are some of the best quality secateurs on the market. Suit larger hands. These pruning shears are designed for all pruning jobs from trimming hedges, pruning roses and cutting back overgrown plants in the garden. 


  • Bypass secateurs with rotating revolving handle
  • Forged aluminium handles with non-slip coating
  • High quality hardened steel blades
  • Hand & wrist protection
  • Lifetime guarantee*

    Hand SizeRegular / Large
    Left/Right HandedRight Handed
    Rotating HandleYes
    Cutting diameter1"
    Length210mm / 8.3"
    Weight290g

SHOP FELCO 7

Felco Model 13 are long-handled secateurs with the high-quality cutting power we expect from Felco

Felco 13: Long Handed Secateurs

Felco Model 13 are long-handled secateurs with the high-quality cutting power we expect from Felco. They work in a similar way to a small lopper with long handles that reach further but blades the size of standard bypass secateurs. 
Ideal for all pruning jobs from trimming hedges, pruning roses and cutting back overgrown plants in the garden. 

  • Felco secateurs
  • Forged aluminium long & lightweight handles
  • Hardened steel blade and anvil blade
  • Cuts branches up to 1.2 inches
  • Lifetime guarantee*

    Hand SizeLarge
    Left/Right HandedRight Handed
    Rotating HandleNo
    Cutting Diameter13mm / 1.18"
    Length270mm / 10.6"
    Weight310g


SHOP FELCO 13

Felco 31 Anvil Secateurs 

 Felco 31 has a unique bevelled edge that makes it a fast, efficient anvil pruner. The anvil blades are made of hardened steel making this a high-quality secateur. Can be used right or left-handed (ambidextrous) and has safety locks for safe transportation. Felco 31 Anvil Secateurs or Pruners are extremely sharp pruning shears for cutting branches & deadwood. Anvil secateurs are used for clearing overgrown gardens and solid wood.

  • Anvil secateurs for cutting branches and deadwood
  • Bevelled anvil blade in hardened steel
  • Ergonomic handles in aluminium
  • Hand protection and non-slip coating
  • Lifetime guarantee*

Hand SizeRegular / Large
Left/Right HandedRight Handed
Rotating HandleNo
Cutting Diameter1"
Length210mm / 8.3"
Weight255g

SHOP FELCO 31

Felco 5 Garden Secateurs

Felco Model 5 Garden Secateurs are hardy pruning shears for larger hands. The Felco 5 anvil secateur blades and the handles are of solid steel construction. This model is designed for right-handed use. Tapered cutting head for reaching into branches and plants for a close cut. Closing lock for when the secateurs are not in use. Ideal for heavy-duty pruning.

  • Hardy pruning shears
  • Steel handles and blade
  • Closing safety lock
  • Use if right-handed and for those with larger hands

    Hand SizeRegular / Large
    Left/Right HandedRight Handed
    Rotating HandleNo
    Cutting Diameter25mm / 1"
    Length225mm / 8.9"
    Weight310g


SHOP FELCO 5

Felco 8 Anvil Secateurs

Felco Model 8 Classic Secateurs are popular garden secateurs. An updated version of the Felco 2 secateurs. Felco 8 are anvil secateurs developed as one-handed pruning shears suitable for larger hands. The ergonomic design of these classic secateurs allows for heavy-duty pruning tasks without discomfort. Safety features like the anvil blade handle prevent slipping during use.

Ideal for heavy-duty pruning tasks.


  • Anvil secateurs for heavy-duty pruning tasks
  • Blade and anvil blade in hardened steel
  • Comfortable handles in coated aluminium
  • Hand & wrist protection
  • All parts are replaceable, lifetime guarantee*

Hand SizeRegular / Large
Left/Right HandedRight Handed
Rotating HandleNo
Cutting Diameter1"
Length210mm / 8.3"
Weight245g

SHOP FELCO 8

Felco 11 pruning shears are suitable for large cuttings and are well-balanced, while shock absorbers provide wrist protection against strain

Felco Model 11 Secateurs

Felco Secateurs with screw-fixed replaceable blades. The narrow blades allow access to small spaces between trunk and branches, so a close cut is possible. Felco 11 pruning shears are suitable for large cuttings and are well-balanced, while shock absorbers provide wrist protection against strain. High-quality garden secateurs for heavy use by growers and gardeners for multiple, everyday pruning jobs. 

  • Felco 11 Secateurs for close cuts
  • Replaceable hardened steel blades
  • Aluminium handles with non-slip coating
  • Wire cutting notch and sap groove
  • Lifetime guarantee*

    Hand SizeRegular / Large
    Left/Right HandedRight Handed
    Rotating HandleNo
    Cutting Diameter1"
    Length210mm / 8.3"
    Weight245g

SHOP FELCO 11

Felco 300 secateurs are ideal for trimming garden plants, picking garden flowers and light pruning.

Felco 300 Secateurs 

Felco 300 secateurs are made from stainless steel for the distinctive curved cutting head that allows you to snip plants & cut flowers precisely. Felco 300 secateurs are ideal for trimming garden plants, picking garden flowers and light pruning. 

  • Pruning shears for light pruning and trimming
  • Precision stainless steel curved blade
  • Pruning snips for light pruning
  • Perfect secateurs for picking flowers

Hand SizeRegular
Left/Right HandedRight Handed
Rotating HandleNo
Cutting Diameter10mm / 0.4"
Length190mm / 7.5"
Weight125g

SHOP FELCO 300

Felco 14 Standard Secateurs are small pruning shears ideal for those with smaller hands. The curved bypass blade made from hardened steel cuts with ease.

Felco 14 Secateurs

Felco 14 Standard Secateurs are small pruning shears ideal for those with smaller hands. The curved bypass blade made from hardened steel cuts with ease. These secateurs have a cutting adjustment, wire cutting notch and sap groove. Felco secateurs have hand and wrist protection built-in as standard. Felco 14 secateurs are ideal for light, general gardening and pruning jobs.

  • Secateurs for small hands
  • Aluminium handles
  • Hardened steel blades
  • Hand and wrist protection
  • Lifetime guarantee*

    Hand SizeSmall
    Left/Right HandedRight Handed
    Rotating HandleNo
    Cutting Diameter18mm / 0.7"
    Length180mm / 7.1"
    Weight195g

SHOP FELCO 14

Felco 15 secateurs have a rotating handle which is useful when you need to apply force to pruning harder wood & branches on shrubs and small trees.

Felco 15 Secateurs

Felco 15 secateurs have a rotating handle which is useful when you need to apply force to pruning harder wood & branches on shrubs and small trees. The rotating handle, angled blades and shock absorber protect the wrist and hand when pruning.  Ideal for hardwood pruning including for use on deadwood and branches. 


  • Small pruning shears for smaller hands
  • Rotating handle for pruning harder wood and branches
  • High quality hardened steel
  • Hand and wrist protection
  • Lifetime guarantee*

Hand SizeSmall
Left/Right HandedRight Handed
Rotating HandleYes
Cutting Diameter18mm / 0.7"
Length189mm / 7.4"
Weight260g
SHOP FELCO 15

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