I had gotten rid of most of my bushes that needed to be trimmed except for two in the front of my house. The one is a picky red thorn bush. I like to use clippers to trim it and these pruning shears worked very well until a momma sparrow showed me that I was too close to her nest so I'll have to wait to finish the job. The things that I like about these are the padded handles and the long blades. Most shears don't have padded handles and the palms of my hands would get sore after pruning awhile. The blades are nice and long to reach in areas that are out of reach unless you want to stick your hand inside the bush. There is an adjustment to the spring on the blade that can easily be done with a straight or Phillips head screwdriver. The spring action that is set when they arrive is perfect for me.
I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.