The 8 Best Long-Handle Grass Shears

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in January of 2020. Whether you prefer manual or battery-operated tools for landscaping, long-handled grass shears can help you get into the nooks and crannies without straining your back. Some of the models on this list are equipped with telescopic arms, have attachments for performing different functions, or feature smooth-rolling wheels to help you save time, effort and room in your shed. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Carl Kammerling Maxima

2. Spear and Jackson 4912RSS

3. Spear and Jackson W214

Editor's Notes

June 10, 2021:

Unfortunately, the Wilkinson Sword model previously in the #1 spot is no longer available. However, we were able to update to the Carl Kammerling Maxima at #1, which is every bit as well-made as the Wilkinson Sword. We also nixed an unreliable electric hedger from VonHaus, but the Scotts Power Clippers is just as effective and has a longer lifespan. The rest of our selections are still highly recommended and remain unchanged.

March 19, 2020:

Keeping your lawn neat is no easy task, especially when it comes to manicuring areas around trees, fences, and flower beds. Manual shears make the job easier, but short hand-held shears require a lot of bending, which can put a strain on the knees and back.

With long-handled grass shears, you can get into hard-to-trim spaces without stooping or bowing. Options vary from one-hand models like the Fiskars 92107935J, or two-handed devices such as the Bahco P75. Generally, the shafts on these models range in length from 36 to 39 inches and include cushioned grips for added comfort.

When a manual tool won't do, cordless tools provide the extra horsepower to help carry out the task. These battery-operated devices offer a precise cut, and in many cases, allow more versatility. Take Scotts Power Clippers and the VonHaus 2 in 1, for example. Both feature quick-change blade systems for edges and hedges. A telescopic handle and roller wheels make it easy to tackle uneven patches and sloped terrain without accidentally chopping of flowers and plants.

Regardless of whether you use manual or cordless shears, you should take precautions to ensure safe use. As a bladed instrument, it has the potential to cut more than just the grass, if you're not careful. Wear safety goggles and work gloves, and keep the blades sharpened and well lubricated to prevent friction. Also, make sure the area is free of debris, so you don't accidentally hit a foreign object that can fly up and cause damage or harm.

Special Honors

Kent and Stowe Lawn Shears Handcrafted with precision ground, nonstick carbon blades, Kent and Stowe Lawn Shears deliver a quick and clean cut. They feature a lightweight aluminum frame, a comfort grip and are backed by a five-year guarantee.

4. Scotts Power Clippers

5. Fiskars 92107935J

6. Sun Joe HJ605CC

7. Faithfull Samurai

8. Bahco P75

Christopher Thomas
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