Right Size Hand-held Pruner for You
Using the right size tool for the job can help extend your time in the garden and reduce muscle pain at the end of the day.
Avoid hand-held pruners that are too heavy or open too wide for your hand size. Those with a spring action return help reduce hand fatigue. Corona tools recommends measuring the height and width of your hand to help you select the right size pruner.
Measure the width across the palm at the base of the fingers. Next, measure the height from the middle of the base of your hand to the tip of your middle finger.
They recommend a ½” pruner for those with small hands less than 3 1/2” wide and 6 ¼” high. Consider purchasing a ¾” pruner if your hands measure 3 ½ to 4” wide and 6 ½ to 8” high. Those with larger hands should do fine with a 1” hand-held pruner.
A bit more information: Make sure the pruners do not open wider than your hand can easily grip. And consider pruners with longer handles that provide more cutting force with less effort.