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Bond Manufacturing Pruning Shears

Maintaining a healthy lawn and garden requires time and the right pruning tools to snip away dead vines, branches and stems. Staples carries a variety of Bond Manufacturing garden tools as well as other quality brand pruning shears.

Choosing the Right Pruning Shears
The two main types of shears are anvil and bypass. You can cut away dead branches and stems with anvil pruners. These tools have a straight blade to hold the stem and a sharp, curved blade to cut. Don't use anvil pruners on branches that are still growing, but instead use bypass shears for a clean, smooth cut. Bypass shears are good for snipping live vines, flowers and vegetable plants. They have two sharp, curved blades that pass by each other to cut.

Pole pruners are good for snipping away tree branches with a diameter of 1.25 inches or less that are out of reach. Professional pole pruners can reach up to 21 feet with easy-to-use extensions that snap into place.

Reasons To Prune Trees, Bushes and Plants
By removing dead leaves, vines and stems, you promote new growth, and you can increase the yield of fruit and vegetable plants. Also, because plant diseases spread through dead wood, pruning can help stop the multiplication of fungi and bacteria. If you cut away diseased growth, it's a good idea to burn or permanently dispose of it.

It's usually necessary to prune when bushes, trees and shrubs grow onto walkways, driveways or buildings. A few snips in the opposite direction of the unintended growth will cause branches to grow in the preferred direction.

When Should You Prune?
Check on special pruning instructions, and make sure it's the right time of the year for each plant. For example, wait until lilacs start to fade before pruning. If you prune too early, you may accidentally remove new buds. Avoid over-pruning older trees and plants because they can take longer than young plants to regrow.

You can remove damaged and dead branches throughout the year. However, avoid unnecessary pruning during the winter and spring so you don't harm new bud growth that forms at the end and beginning of each growing season. One exception is for rose bushes. Instead, prune roses after the last frost in the spring. For sap-bearing trees, such as walnut, maple and birch trees, wait until they have full leaves before pruning to avoid excess sap from bleeding. This won't harm the tree, but it could stain the bark.

How Do You Maintain and Store Garden Shears?
It's important to clean the shears after each use. Wipe away any dirt and debris with a rough rag, and then use warm water and soap to remove sap from the blades. This prevents damage to the shears and the spread of diseases.

Thoroughly dry the blades before storing them. Always store shears in a dry location, so they don't rust. Sharpen the blade as needed before each use with a file or sharpening stone. Apply a light layer of oil after sharpening the blade so the blade moves smoothly while cutting.
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Bond 8975 12' Professional Grade Pole Pruner with Fiberglass Handle
Item : 1263121 / Model : 12043014
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  • Product Type: Pole Pruner
  • Blade Material: Carbon Steel
  • Handle Material: Fiberglass
65.99 $65.99
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Bond 3105 8" Bypass Anvil Pruner Set
Item : 1263116 / Model : 12027421
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  • Product Type: Bypass & Anvil Hand Pruner Set
  • Handle Material: Cast Aluminum
  • Color: Red
13.19 $13.19
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Bond 5171 1" Deluxe Ratchet Pruner
Item : 1263117 / Model : 12024030
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  • Product Type: Ratchet Pruner
  • Blade Material: Aluminum Alloy
  • Color: Red
20.39 $20.39
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Bond 3108 2 Count Drop Forged Pruner Set
Item : 1263136 / Model : 12024063
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  • Product Type: Pruner Set
  • Color: Red
  • Heavy duty spring easily taken apart for sharpening or cleaning
18.19 $18.19
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Bond 4830 8" Professional Grade Bypass Pruner
Item : 1263123 / Model : 12024014
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  • Product Type: Bypass Pruner
  • Blade Material: Carbon Steel
  • Color: Red
12.79 $12.79
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Bond 3124 8" Anvil Pruners
Item : 1263110 / Model : 12024055
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  • Product Type: Anvil Pruner
  • Blade Material: Carbon Steel
  • Color: Red
13.29 $13.29
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Bond 68WP Drop Forged Bypass Pruner
Item : 1263118 / Model : 12024006
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  • Product Type: Forged Pruner
  • Blade Material: Steel
  • Heat-treated blades that stay sharp longer
13.59 $13.59
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Bond 3110 Precision-Tip Pruner
Item : 1263137 / Model : 12020269
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  • Product Type: Precision-Tip Pruner
  • Color: Red
  • Dimensions: 1.5"H x 0.1"W x 12"L
10.79 $10.79
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Bond 3104 8" Bypass Pruners
Item : 1263122 / Model : 12024022
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  • Product Type: Bypass Pruner
  • Blade Material: Vinyl
  • Handle Material: Cast Aluminum
10.49 $10.49
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Bond 6586 2 Count Saw Set
Item : 1263106 / Model : 12050035
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  • Product Type: Saw Combo Set
  • Blade Material: Carbon Steel
  • Color: Red
16.69 $16.69
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Bond 8202 7.5" Professional Folding Saw
Item : 1263138 / Model : 12050019
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  • Product Type: Folding Saw
  • Blade Material: Carbon Steel
  • Color: Black
21.29 $21.29
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Bond 8138 8.5" Bypass Pruner
Item : 1263124 / Model : 12020285
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  • Product Type: Bypass Pruner
  • Blade Material: Steel Alloy
  • Color: Red
14.89 $14.89
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Bond 5945 Pruning 3 Count Lopper, Hedge Shears and Pruner Set
Item : 1263109 / Model : 12024071
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  • Product Type: Lopper, Hedge Shears and Pruner
  • Color: Red
  • Keeps your hedges under control
30.79 $30.79
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