The Bypass Secateurs are ideal for delicate and precise pruning. Bypass blades work on a scissor-like cutting action with one blade ‘bypassing’ the other. They are best used on younger growth as they provide a very clean cut, essential for maintaining a healthy plant or shrub. These light weight pruners have ergonomically designed handles which have an integrated thumb rest for safety and are ideal for a medium sized hand. They have an internal spring mechanism and an easy to use locking mechanism. They are suitable for both left and right handed use and can cut through stems up to 18mm thick.