They are pruning shears so I don’t get too excited but they do what they were made to do and they do it very well. I’ve cut through branches much bigger than they are rated for. I don’t know if the wood I’m cutting is softer than normal but I have had no problem at all.
Don’t gum up
The last pair of shears I had gummed up constantly. Mind you, I’d had them for a number of years so I don’t know how these will stand up to the test of time but they are a lot easier to use than my old ones. I let the husband use the old ones since they take a lot more strength to get through even small branches and twigs. Definitely a good buy.
I was surprised at how sharp and precise the blades were on these shears given the price. I expected to be fighting some of the smaller trimmings but everything I’ve cut so far has been effortless. I guess time will tell if they stand up.