Silky New Zealand have selected and tested the following Secateurs, Snips and Hedge Shears for sale and distribution, to compliment our saw range. Secateurs, also called pruning shears or hand pruners, are a type of scissors for use on plants. They are strong enough to prune the hard branches of trees and shrubs and are traditionally used in gardening, arboriculture, farming, flower arranging and nature conservation, where fine-scale habitat management is required. Snips are designed for quickly cutting small branches and stems, and flowers. Snips should never be used like Secateurs. Hedge Shears are devices that are used to trim decorative shrubbery and other types of plants. Designed for residential and commercial use, the shears make it possible to manicure the landscape around a home, commercial building, or other type of edifice. Hedge shears rely on the strength of the user to manage the task of trimming hedge bushes or cutting through other types of plants, such as thin tree limbs.