Fiskars' Softouch micro-tip pruning snip makes deadheading, trimming and shaping plants easy — so easy, it's earned the Arthritis Foundation Ease-of-Use Commendation. An easy-action design opens the blades after each cut to reduce hand strain, and the high-grade, stainless-steel blades feature a precision-ground edge that stays sharp longer and cuts all the way to the tip for clean, healthy cuts on living plants. Fiskars' Softouch micro-tip pruning snip also includes a contoured soft-grip handle for a more comfortable grip. This tool is covered by a lifetime warranty.
Ideal for deadheading, trimming, shaping and other quick snips on small plants
Awarded the Arthritis Foundation Ease-of-Use Commendation for a design that is easy-to-use for people with arthritis or limited hand strength
Easy-action spring-action design gently opens blades after each cut to reduce hand strain
High-grade, precision-ground, stainless-steel blades offer a lasting sharp edge that cuts all the way to the tip
Symmetrical soft-grip handle offers added comfort and accommodates right- and left-handed users
Easy Action spring-action design gently opens blades after each cut to reduce hand strain. View larger.
Symmetrical Softgrip handle offers added comfort and accommodates right- and left-handed users. View larger.
Fiskars pruning snip is ideal for the precision trimming and shaping of flowers and small plants
Pruning snip has a 1-1/2-inch rust-resistant stainless steel blade
The 4-inch softouch ergonomic handle fits well in small to medium sized hands
Use for flower and herb gardening, bonsai, houseplant maintenance, and floral arranging
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
115 of 118 found the following review helpful:
Light, Comfortable, AffordableApr 04, 2002
By Mimi When my sister gave me these snippers, my first reaction was that they were too lightweight to be useful. Was I wrong! I grow a lot of roses, and this tool has become invaluable for deadheading. It's also great for cutting daffodils, tulips and narcissus for floral arrangements. It's light enough for me to carry whenever I walk around the garden. Don't be tempted to cut any woody stems; it's strictly designed for deadheading and pliable green stems.
69 of 69 found the following review helpful:
Durable yet lightSep 07, 2005
By B. Hoff-Buck
This is the 2nd pair I've owned and these little snips last. The first pair lasted 5 years and are still in use. They're used daily at the garden center where I work and are the favorite tool of all my co-workers. The snips are durable enough to trim everything from bedding plants to hanging baskets to shrubs (butterfly bushes) yet light and responsive enough to be easily handled by those of us with joint problems. The Fiskars small size makes it easy to trim out even the most densely overgrown plants and make deadheading Petunias a breeze. I've tried other snips by various manufacturers and none have worked as well as these. The others have been too bulky, too heavy, too large for delicate trims and/or too tight in the hinge to be used comfortably. Over all the Fiskars Micro-snips are the perfect tool to clean up both houseplants and garden beds.
48 of 49 found the following review helpful:
I have stopped deadheading with my fingers!Jun 16, 2000
I love my micro tip, and I use it every day for deadheading and cutting flowers. I used to deadhead my flowers with my fingers, and get green stuff under my fingernails (ugh!). I was right when I thought this would fill a void in my garden tool collection. The tip is very sharp, and it is very comfortable. It has an easy to use lock, which is handy to have around children.
45 of 47 found the following review helpful:
Great for deadheading annuals and trimming marijuanaSep 08, 2010
By Gen of North Coast Gardening I'm a landscaper, so I use these snips for deadheading fussy annuals like violas and petunias.
But I used to work at a Humboldt County, CA nursery, and, um... I was probably the only person ever to buy a pair of these for legal purposes! Seriously, this is the gold standard for pot-growers who need to do trimming. What kind of trimming? Durn if I know, but I've seen them at yard sales coated with the sticky sap, and the local growers used to buy stacks of these nippers with their smelly cash, so...
If you need it for either purpose, then these are the best. I've tried other brands and didn't like them as well. Keep in mind this is for cutting thin, tiny deadheads. It's not a pruning shear, it's for very detailed deadheading or nipping of very small stems.
If you're doing a lot of delicate pruning like this, I'd also recommend picking up some of those thin Atlas Nitrile Touch gloves. Best gloves for tactile sensation while doing fine work.
42 of 44 found the following review helpful:
DO NOT BUYDec 28, 2012
By Eric Sims I ONLY USED Fiskar soft touch trimmers, pruners, loppers etc because IMHO they HAD made the best. Most recently I had to replace two pairs of the Soft Touch Pruning Scissors that are approx 8+ years old and had ben sharpened professionally a few times over the years and were my favorite pair, so much so that over the next year or two of buying my first 2 I then purchased 12 more pairs for other gardeners in my family and for some friends. When I received the 2 new pairs I bought I was in shock, right away you can just feel how cheap they feel in comparison to the original model. The old model was made in the USA and Ill assume the new version is not since the imprint "Made in the USA" is no longer on the package/scissor blade. After the 2 full day of use the spring popped on the one pair and the same day while using the 2nd pair the plastic slide which locks the blades popped off as well!! I went back online and purchased Hydrofarms equivilant to Fiskars, not only are they a cheaper price, they came with a free belt holder to hold the scissors while you are in the garden.
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