GARDENA secateur

Difference between bypass and anvil secateurs

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Bypass secateurs offer precision, while anvil secateurs offer force. When should you use each cutting principle?

Bypass secateurs are therefore particularly suited for cutting living plant tissue. They can be used to cut young or soft wood, as well as semi-woody garden bushes and shrubs.

However, as anvil secateurs do bruise the plant tissue, they should only really be used for cutting or chopping up dead wood.

Expert tip

Quality is important with both types of secateurs: High-quality, sharp blades will give you the optimum cut.