From top to bottom:
Bypass Pruner with carabiner clip snaps onto your belt loop. $19.99; Fiskars.
8" Anvil Ratchet Pruner with non-slip cushion grip. $9.99; Home Hardware
From left to right:
Ame's True Temper Bypass Pruner with control ring. $19.99; Lowe's.
Wood-handled Pruning Shears offer natural ergonomic comfort. $70, set of two (heavy-duty snips not shown); Design Within Reach.
Try the Felco #10 Left-handed Pruner with rotating handle for maximum comfort. $67; Lee Valley Tools
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The best hand tools for spring
Whether you need to prune, trim, dig, rake or hoe, 2009's top picks are still great choices