'Cuts like a hot knife through butter:' Amazon's best-selling pruning shears are only $13

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Fiskars Steel Bypass Pruning Shears (Photo: Amazon)
Fiskars Steel Bypass Pruning Shears (Photo: Amazon)

If you’re a plant mom or dad, you know how important it is to prune and tend to your plants, whether they’re indoors or outdoors. In doing so, it’s critical to have the right pruning shears. Enter, Fiskars $9 pruning shears which are the best-selling ones on Amazon. Overall, these shears have amassed over 2,300 reviews and earned a solid 4.3 star rating.

I own these shears and am completely obsessed. I live in a tiny Brooklyn apartment so I don’t have my own garden, but I love buying flowers from my local bodega. 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 my flowers’ stems smoothly.

Fiskars Steel Bypass Pruning Shears (Photo: Amazon)
Fiskars Steel Bypass Pruning Shears (Photo: Amazon)

Finally I thought, ‘Enough is enough!’ and found these fantastic Fiskars shears online for just $13! I’ve owned them for a few years now and they work perfectly every single time. They have a soft, easy non-slip grip, and due to the shears’ low-friction coating, they easily glide through wood and prevent the blades from rusting, which customers have compared to slicing through “hot butter.” The self-cleaning sap groove helps keep the blade from sticking to sap or debris. I especially love the easy-lock notch that keeps them closed when not in use.

Fiskars Steel Bypass Pruning Shears (Photo: Amazon)
Fiskars Steel Bypass Pruning Shears (Photo: Amazon)

Note that these shears are best used for trimming stems and light branches, nothing too large or thick—up to a 5/8 inch diameter, says Fiskars.

Take comfort in knowing you have a lifetime warranty on these shears too! Below, read why thousands of shoppers say these shears are the very best.

Easy to use

“I admittedly don't do a ton of gardening, but I was very impressed by these Fiskars shears ability to dominate practically any size branch/stem that I could fit into its jaws. I cut down several large branches off a tree in my front yard and when processing it to smaller pieces, these shears could even tackle half-inch thick branches,” wrote one 5-star reviewer.


“These Fiskars shears are the best. I have owned many different kinds of other shears and always come back to the Fiskars. They are lightweight and strong. I have arthritis in my hands but I can use these with no difficulty at all. They cut through different size branches of shrubs and trim perennials perfectly with very little strain. They fit in the hand very nicely and are extremely comfortable to use for long periods of time. I highly recommend them to anyone, young or older,” shared one satisfied shopper.

Bottom line

“Love these. By far the best pruning shears I have owned. I have lots of plants and bushes to trim all throughout my yard. These are great and get the job done the first time! I highly recommend these for any kind of gardening where you need to cut back flowers/bushes and small trees,” wrote one customer.

Fiskars Steel Bypass Pruning Shears

Fiskars Steel Bypass Pruning Shears (Photo: Amazon)
Fiskars Steel Bypass Pruning Shears (Photo: Amazon)

Shop it: $13, amazon.com

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

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