Ah, winter pruning. The phrase evokes crisp mornings and the satisfying snip-snip of shears. This year, armed with the Stiga SC 100e Kit Cordless Pruning Shears, we tackled the task of pruning 17 fruit trees in our garden, and let me tell you, these shears were nothing short of game-changers.
A crucial aspect of any cordless tool is its battery life, and the SC 100e did not disappoint. With a fully charged battery, we were able to prune all 17 trees in a single go, without any power fade. The shears operated with a consistent performance, cutting through branches up to 14 mm in thickness with clean, precise snips.
The Stiga SC 100e shears were put through a rigorous test, cutting through a variety of wood densities and diameters. The cuts were not just efficient but clean, which is essential for the health of the trees, as ragged cuts can be more susceptible to disease. The shears maintained a consistent performance throughout, without any noticeable loss in cutting power. After pruning all 17 trees, the blade showed no signs of dulling.
While the initial investment for the Stiga SC 100e is higher than that of manual shears, the time and effort saved could justify the cost for avid gardeners. Considering the durability and performance, these shears could be seen as a long-term investment, potentially offering savings on replacement tools and maintenance.
After thoroughly testing the Stiga SC 100e Kit Cordless Pruning Shears on our fruit trees, the verdict is largely positive. The shears combined efficiency with ease of use, making the task of winter pruning much more manageable. They proved to be a reliable tool that delivered on its promises with a few minor caveats.
For those with medium to large gardens, this tool could be a valuable addition, providing a blend of performance, convenience and sustainability. The SC 100e did not just perform; it changed the pruning experience, making it less of a chore and more of a pleasure. As with any garden tool, individual needs may vary, but for our specific task of pruning 17 fruit trees, the Stiga SC 100e rose to the occasion admirably.