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'Cuts like a hot knife through butter:' These powerful Fiskars pruning shears are down to just $14

If you're a seasoned gardener, I don't need to tell you that having a great set of pruning shears will help you create magical landscapes. But if you're new to the wild world of home horticulture, I found a tool that can turn a jungle into a primrose path: Amazon's No. 1 best-selling Fiskars pruning shears. I own these shears and am completely obsessed. Keep reading to see why these make the cut.

These shears have an ergonomic design with a non-slip grip and the all-steel blade has a rust-resistant coating.

$10 at Amazon
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$14 at Lowe's$18 at Ace Hardware

Why is it a good deal?

Fiskars pruning shears are just $14, down from $21 — that's more than 30% off and one of the lowest prices I've seen on this garden essential. Trust me, if you have a green thumb, you'll want to add these to your cart right away.

Why do I need this?

I live in a tiny Brooklyn apartment so I don’t have my own garden, but I love buying flowers from my local market. For years, I tried using regular scissors and I’d get so frustrated because no matter how much force I used, they wouldn’t snap flowers’ stems smoothly.

Finally, I thought, "enough is enough!" and found these fantastic Fiskars shears at Amazon. I’ve owned them for a few years now and they work perfectly every single time. They have a soft nonslip grip, and due to the shears’ low-friction coating, they easily glide through wood and resist rust. Experienced gardeners say they cut like a “hot knife through butter.” That makes them easy to use, even if you can't garden like you used to because of arthritis or decreased grip strength.

The self-cleaning sap groove helps keep the blade from sticking to sap or debris — a big selling point for experienced gardeners. I especially love the easy-lock notch that keeps them closed when I'm not using them, and other gardeners appreciate that, too.

Fiskars Steel Bypass Pruning Shears
These Fiskars pruning shears will help you get your yard in shape. Snap these snippers up for just $14. (Amazon)

What reviewers say

With more than 33,000 five-star ratings from verified buyers, I knew I had stumbled upon something special.

"Arthritis has no more power over me," shared a happy shopper. "I was unable to use the larger cutting tools because I have nasty arthritis, but with the Fiskars, it's snip and snip and snip, most times for larger diameter plants too. I am ordering another one today. Yes, it's that good."

"I was looking for a nicer pair of shears after my old ones broke," wrote another five-star fan. "OMG! What an upgrade. These shears are effortless to use. Makes my pruning chores so much easier on my hands. Makes it more enjoyable with less hand fatigue. They are also well built and I expect them to last a very, very long time."

"I have some stubborn soft green hedges that have outlived two sets of pruning shears," reported a satisfied customer. "These are proving to be the sturdiest and most gunk-resistant of the types I've tried. A previous brand would constantly get mashed bark and leaves stuck in the base of the shears making it impossible to fully open or close them. These are stronger built and snip through anything without allowing the fibers to become lodged."

"Very sharp, provides an easy, clean cut," shared a delighted shopper. "Being able to quickly lock the pruners and slip them into a pocket was very convenient."

There is a downside, though, according to this reviewer: "The only thing I wish is that they had bright colored grips because I lay them down in the yard frequently and lose them temporarily. Nice pruners, though."

The easy-lock feature keeps these shut tight when they aren't in use. Plus, the shears come with a lifetime warranty.

$10 at Amazon
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$14 at Lowe's$18 at Ace Hardware

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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