Felco Tools

Felco is a brand name well recognised by gardeners as a company that designs high-quality gardening tools. My Home Harvest had a chat to the Felco team about what tools they recommend for the home gardener. Scroll down to see their top three recommended products for everyday gardening activities and how to maintain your tools to make them last.

Recommended Felco Products for Home

Felco6Felco 6: Pruning shear – High performance – Ergonomic – Compact
RRP $97.00

Reliable: comfortable, light, sturdy handles made of forged aluminium with a lifetime guarantee* / blade and screw-mounted anvil blade made of high-quality hardened steel / clean, precise cut / all parts can be replaced
Efficient: easy, durable cutting adjustment / wire cutting notch / sap groove
Ergonomic: hand and wrist protection are provided by the ideal shape of the handles and the cushion-shock absorber / non-slip coating

Felco-300Felco 300: Picking and Trimming Snip
RRP $35.00

Picking and Trimming snips for a clean cut. Great for general harvesting of fruit and trimming back of small branches (up to 10mm) to keep the garden tidy.

The cutting head type is blade/anvil blade.

felco-310Felco 310: Picking and Trimming Snip

RRP $35.00

Picking and trimming snips equipped with two long, slender tab-notched blades which ensure easy access to vines that require pruning and fruits that need picking, for example, bunches of grapes. Also great for getting those hard-to-reach tomatoes and for snipping salad greens and flowers.

Where to purchase?
Felco tools can be found at all good nurseries and hardware shops. Note that they may not stock the full range, but can order in any items from the Felco Distribution centre in Melbourne if they don’t have it on hand. You can also call Felco on 03 9544 6976 to find a retailer near you.

Maintenance
If you’re in Melbourne, Felco Australia can service and repair Felco secateurs to give them a new life. A standard service costs just $25 and includes cleaning, sharpening, adjusting and replacing the spring. If more parts are required a quote will be provided. Bring your secateurs to 23 Manton Rd Oakleigh South VIC 3167. Opening hours Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm or call Felco on 03 9544 6976.

You can also take a look at the maintenance tips on their website –http://www.felco.com/felco/pages/maintenance or you can download the Felco Maintenance Tips PDF.