These Anvil Secateurs are ideal for tough, woody and general pruning.Anvil blades help to reduce the strain on the wrist when cutting older, thicker stems. The blade closes against a softer metal on the lower jaw which avoids unnecessary stress on the hand. This does not produce such a clean cut as bypass secateurs, but this is not so important on older growth. These robust pruners are suitable for regular use and ideal for a larger sized hand. The ergonomically designed handles have an integrated thumb rest for safety. They have an internal spring mechanism and a central locking mechanism. The non-stick blade can cut through stems up to 25mm thick and the upper blade is fully replaceable.