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Niwaki GR Pro Lightweight Secateurs
  1. Niwaki GR Pro Lightweight Secateurs

Niwaki GR Pro Lightweight Secateurs
Japanese Lightweight Pruners

Perfect for lighter pruning and slightly weaker hands.

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Great lightweight secateurs that compromise slightly on strength in return for a touch more precision*- the slender bypass blade gets into places hitherto the preserve of the daintiest Pro Snips. Ergonomic handle, smooth spring action and chunky lock clasp at the bottom. *Note to self: a good thing in general*

Slightly smaller than our regular secateurs, these are the perfect choice for those with smaller or weaker hands, as well those needing the precision that the slender blade provides.

Tips

    All cutting tools are strongest at the pivot end - avoid cutting thicker stems with the tips.

    More about the GR Pro range

    Our GR Pro range is made by a small family business in Yamagata - 2nd generation Mr Kudo still puts in a full day’s work as he approaches 80, assisted by his wife and their two sons. Drop in for their favourite local food, niku soba ( meaty noodles) and a glass or two of sake.

    Home and factory

    Grinding the GR Pro Secateurs

    The factory

    Mr Kudo

    Mrs Kudo

    The gang

    Mr Kudo

    Delivering to US (Paying in USD) Edit

    Niwaki GR Pro Lightweight SecateursFree delivery for orders over $100.00*Add to Wishlist
    Niwaki GR Pro Lightweight Secateurs + Single Leather HolsterFree delivery for orders over $100.00*Add to Wishlist
    Niwaki GR Pro Lightweight Secateurs
    • 196g
    • 190 x 51 x 20mm
    • 50mm blades
    • Max cut Ø10mm
    • SC58C Carbon Steel
    • Vinyl Grip handles
    • Made in Sanjo, Japan
    • Includes Spare Spring
    • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, contact us for showroom stock availability
    Single Holster • Standard
    • 94g
    • 236 x 85 x 26mm
    • 3mm Leather
    • Made in China
    • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, contact us for showroom stock availability
    Delivery

    UK: (excluding Tripod Ladders)

    • Free delivery for orders over £100*
    • £4.00: 48 Tracked with Royal Mail - delivered by the postie, can be left in safe place, limited tracking info. Approx 2-4 working days.
    • £7.50: FedEx Tracked service delivered next working day for orders received before 1pm GMT Mon–Fri (ex Bank Holidays).

    Global: (excluding Tripod Ladders)

    • Free delivery for orders over £/$/€100*
    • Price depends on location - adjust the COUNTRY tab in your basket to see the price.
    • We use DHL, FedEx, or UPS, and we’ll email you the tracking info.

    *Customs fees may apply and are estimated during checkout. Surcharges may apply to some larger or heavier items to some areas.
    * Please note Niwaki are not responsible for any import duty, taxes or fees incurred and these will be will be collected by our courier during customs clearance — For EU countries, when possible DHL will provide an estimate on the order confirmation page.

    Caring For Your Tools

    Most of our sharp tools are made from carbon steel - this means they will, through regular use, stain (and eventually rust) and gradually lose their edge. Caring for them involves three things…

    1. Correct Use:

    • Japanese steel is hard and sharp, and can be more brittle than some people are used to - it will chip if abused
    • Do not cut wire, metal, stone, plastic or any other hard material (even bamboo fibres and some very hard woods, especially knots and burrs, can damage steel edges)
    • Do not twist or apply uneven pressure
    • Cut diagonally across branches (not straight across) so you cut along the fibres
    • Pay attention to our maximum cut dimensions, and don’t overdo it (shears are not loppers)
    • Use the base of the blades, not the tips, for heavier cuts

    2. Keeping Them Clean:

    • Remove leaf resin, rust and gunk with a Crean Mate and water
    • Dry, wipe over with Camellia oil and store in a dry place

    3. Keeping Them Sharp:

    New tools won’t need sharpening for some time, but after a while you’ll notice them gradually lose their edge, especially if you’re box clipping (you need REALLY sharp blades to get a good finish with box). Use the Niwaki Sharpening Stones for best results (#1000 grit is best for general sharpening).

    • Sharpen Secateurs every couple of weeks
    • Sharpen Shears and Topiary Clippers EVERY TIME you use them - the difference is amazing
    Essentials