These telescopic shears from the Japanese manufacturer NISHIGAKI can be extended up to a length of 3 m. The collapsed length is 177 cm. The well-designed handle can be locked so that the shears stay securely closed. The second handle, which a right-handed person would normally hold in his left hand, can slide and rotate freely on the anodized aluminium rod. It is fixed in position with a knurled screw. Simply select the working position that suits you best.
The handle must be open before you can use the extension. You can pull out the extension rod once you have flipped the lever up on the red sleeve, at the upper end of the rod. After you have set the shears to the desired length you flip the lever down again.
The shears have a blade length of 60 mm and cut according to the bypass principle with two cutting blades gliding past each other. This results in a clean and smooth cutting surface. Holding notches retain the clippings as long as the handle is kept closed. The clippings don’t drop out of reach to get entangled lower down; instead you can put them down them where you want them. For this reason these shears are also well suited for harvesting apples and other fruit that require careful handling.
What makes these telescopic shears even more versatile is the saw blade that comes as part of the product package. The saw blade is mounted under the shears by means of a wing nut at the end of the extendable pole. This lets you cut branches that are thicker than 15 mm.
Transport length 177 cm
Working length 1.8 to 3.0 m
Weight 1350 g
Blade length 60 mm
For branches up to 15 mm
Accessory saw blade 200 mm
These pruning shears from the Japanese manufacturer NISHIGAKI cut branches up to 25 mm in diameter - according to the manufacturer’s specifications. We recommend 18 mm as upper limit; any thicker and you will need to apply a considerable amount of force. The shears have a blade length of 60 mm and cut according to the bypass principle with two cutting blades gliding past each other. The ergonomic handle can be locked so that the shears stay securely closed. The 60 cm long shears are suitable for single- and two-handed operation. The 1 m long shears are best used with both hands. The rubber handle in the middle of the pole helps to make them easy to use. These shears are the recommended choice whenever short shears will not reach and telescopic shears are too unwieldly.
Weighing just 350 g (0.6 m model) and 480 g (1 m model), these lightweight shears are both rotatable. When pruning you can retain your convenient hold of the shears and simply rotate them to the angle that is best for removing a particular branch. Working this way is easier on your body, especially your wrists and shoulders. The 50 mm long blade is ideal for thinner branches up to 10 mm in diameter. The clippings are pinched by holding blocks (the red bits screwed to the blades) as long as the handle is kept closed. The clippings don’t drop out of reach to get entangled lower down; instead you can put them down them where you want them. For this reason these shears are also well suited for harvesting apples and other fruit that require careful handling and even for picking flowers or shrubs that grow to a greater height. The 1 m long model sports an additional rubber handle. Manufactured by NISHIGAKI in Japan.