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Niwaki Pro Snips
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Niwaki Pro Snips

Forged snips for precise, lighter pruning.

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Warning! If out of stock, all the Niwaki Pro range suffer from long lead times with uncertain delivery dates.

Hard wearing, heavy duty snips for careful, detailed pruning and other jobs in the garden where secateurs are too large and clumsy. Hand forged in Hyogo, from S58C carbon steel, with a solid, chunky catch at the bottom and a robust spring. The tips cross over, to allow for years and years of use and sharpening.

How do they compare with Tobisho Pro Snips? Same forging techniques and quality, but with a slightly heavier, tougher feel to them - pretty similar really.

Tips

    Keep them clean, and don’t over do - they’re not as strong as secateurs and the tips WILL snap if you think they are.

    Tightening Your Secateurs

    Through regular use, Secateurs and Topiary Clippers can work a bit loose. Tightening them is straightforward but there’s a knack…

    • Loosen the hexagonal nut (it’s a locking nut, so you don’t tighten it to tighten the play of the secateurs)
    • Undo the bolt, clean the separate parts - a great opportunity to sharpen really well
    • Rescrew the bolt, and tighten to what feels right. This is how you adjust the play, with the bolt, not the nut
    • Put the locking nut back on

    In theory it’s easy but in practice quite tricky, as the nut can seize up - be sure not to slip and scuff it (or your knuckles) with the spanner. If it seems too daunting, select the Sharpening Service and we’ll sort them out for you.

    USD / Delivering to United States

    Niwaki Pro SnipsUnavailable (ETA 4 Oct): Get Email AlertAdd to Wishlist
    Niwaki Pro Snips + Single Leather HolsterUnavailable (ETA 4 Oct): Get Email AlertAdd to Wishlist
    Niwaki Pro Snips
    • 195g
    • 202 x 50 x 18mm
    • 60mm blades
    • S58C Carbon steel
    • Made in Hyogo, Japan
    • Includes Spare Spring
    • Unavailable (ETA 4 Oct)
    Single Holster • Standard
    • 94g
    • 236 x 85 x 26mm
    • 3mm Leather
    • Made in China
    • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, or to collect
    Delivery

    UK:

    • 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).

    *Surcharges may apply to some larger or heavier items to some areas.

    Global:

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

    *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