Gardena 8735 Comfort 27-Inch Swiveling Grass Shears With Ergonomic Handle Reviews

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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 26 customer reviews

Product Description

Gardena’s aim is to provide a simple and convenient solution to all of your watering, soil and lawn care problems. We manufacture reliable, quality gardening equipment to make light work of your gardening tasks, giving you more time to relax and enjoy your garden. Our commitment to bring you reliable gardening equipment doesn’t stop when you buy your Gardena product from your local garden center. We offer a minimum 12 month parts and labor warranty on all our products so in the unlikely event that your Gardena product develops a fault, we will repair or replace the item free of charge. If your product is older than 12 months we have a national repair service which will give you a free estimate for parts and labor to repair your product.

From the Manufacturer

Gardena’s aim is to provide a simple and convenient solution to all of your watering, soil and lawn care problems. We manufacture reliable, quality gardening equipment to make light work of your gardening tasks, giving you more time to relax and enjoy your garden. Our commitment to bring you reliable gardening equipment doesn’t stop when you buy your Gardena product from your local garden center. We offer a minimum 12 month parts and labor warranty on all our products so in the unlikely event that your Gardena product develops a fault, we will repair or replace the item free of charge. If your product is older than 12 months we have a national repair service which will give you a free estimate for parts and labor to repair your product.

Customer Reviews

a nicely engineered product ~ reviewed by gadget guy

A great ergonomic design with the 360 degree blade rotation, allowing for right or left-handed usage. The handle above the cutting blades gets your hands out of the grass & above the ground requiring less bending over to use. A slick product with precision German design & manufacturing.

worse then my rusty old shears ~ reviewed by Rainbow Bridge

The concept is great. If there is a somewhat thick stem it wont cut it. The blades are not sharp enough to cut anything but thin reg grass and if there is any moister at all you have to start at the top and clip alittle at a time. I might sharpen the blades to see if that helps. It is also much harder to squeeze the grip so the blades cut. Anyone with a history of carpell tunnel and somewhat weak hand and wrist power should not use this shears. It may have an ergonomic handle but that only helps if your wrists and hand muscles are already in good shape. If you have normal gripping power this might work. The resistance that is caused by the design which is necessarry for the shears to work is a major problem. I had high hopes for this and if i hadnt gotten 3 cortezone shots in my wrist i woulnt have been able to use it at all.

I did find one thing that helped. If i grabbed the grass with my left hand and pulled so that it did not have any play in it and then used the shears with my right hand it seemed to work much better. As bad as my rusty old shears was I never had to use two hands to make it work. Rotating the blade doesnt help because the tension designed into the shears makes it simple harder to squeese the handle.

update: I sharpened the blades and it worked much better. I used the Accusharp 012C Combo Pack Knife Sharpener which i also purchased on amazon

Worth the Price ~ reviewed by Great Faulkner’s Ghost

This costs more than almost any grass shear, but it delivers for the extra money. It is less tiring to use because your hand is at a comfortable angle all the time. The curled handle shape allows you to use all 4 fingers to compress the blade lever, which is wide and nicely countered, while the thumb stays firm on the top handle to provide a stable base for your cutting motion. No blisters! The swivel feature is great, because you can clip horizontally, and the swivel 90degrees to edge clip. Blades are very sharp and well shaped. Blade stores safely with built in clip. Smooth mechanism. It feels like it will last 30 years. I do recommend.

good trimmer ~ reviewed by Diane

I like this trimmer but I now realize that I really need an electric trimmer. I am elderly and really can’t bend down well and my hands are arthritic. This is fine for people who are physically fit and don’t have trouble bending. It cuts grass very well and it is light weight and comfortable to grip. It is not like a pair of scissors; you pull up on a lever with your fingers to cut. Very comfortable to grip. I would recommend these, except for people with arthritis in their hands and knees!

Avoids jamming; easy to use; real, real light; sharp too; light “spring” tension ~ reviewed by Harry

I didn’t believe the light weight and the thin package when it arrived. It was so light I thought it was an operating manual and someone forgot to include the shears.

Refuses to jam because of the blades’ coating; right and light handed use. Made in West Germany. Hard to find in the U.S. except on Amazon. The shears can be turned 90 degrees by simply turning the shear base. It took me a while to figure out how to open the shears. There is a slide bar on the top that moves back and forth to open and close.

The shears appear to be too short but the blades cut their entire length. Best tool of its type. Avoids using a weed whacker that can break windows and poke your child’s eye out. I thought the 27 inch handle would be too short to use but it is just right.

It should have come with an operating manual on how to use it properly.

The tension or “spring” in the operating mechanism is so light that my fingers, wrists, and forearms, did’t hurt for days after trimming my grass for the first time of the spring season. I can now use the shears every other week because the unit works so well.

Thank you Amazon for making this product available in the U.S.

Precision Trimmer ~ reviewed by Wastedute

This trimmer is by far the best I have used. It is light weight, sharp and very easy to use. Because of its design there is less fatigue when in use. It is very well made.

Am, Am Not ~ reviewed by Ret Rography

So I like these are not made in cheapoAsia. Have a Gardena sprinkler and soFar soGood. For some reason I was expecting these to be razor sharp and butter like a hot knife thru regular 5″ weeds n grass in the garden. Not So, Not All The Time. Sometimes it sliced w ease, othertimes it was a no go. Possibly the Benefit is also the Detriment. Seeing as these heads can Rotate 360, possibly, the angle of approach for snipping is a mm off, preventing a clean chop.

What i did like was the versatility, use one hand, switch to the other. I was able to clean a 12×8 garden space with rough precision in about 30min.

Handle rotates to accommodate lefties, righties, and odd angles for cutting ~ reviewed by TrekHer

I bought the Gardena brand of shears after having purchased the manual reel lawnmower because of its quality. Yes, they are pricey but the thoughtful design accommodates left or right-handed users and different angles for trimming around bricks, curbing, edging, etc. I am well please with these as they don’t require as much squeezing power to cut so my smaller hand is not worn out from doing the hand work in my yards. Nice, sharp cutting surfaces.

Gardena swiveling grass shears ~ reviewed by Joseph Burns

Very easy to use with little finger strain. Blades are sharp enough to cut through any height grass that needs hand clipping.

More ergonomic than other cutters–but not a 5-star performance ~ reviewed by Ursula

I made my husband bring back the clippers (below) because I thought that these looked so much easier. They are easier to handle but the blades are shorter and so don’t cut quite as much. Also, it isn’t quite as easy to handle as I thought. I am a little disappointed that for the price it isn’t better in terms of performance. I had hoped that I could cut the tips of my Lavenders with it but it doesn’t work. I realize that they are thicker than grass but I could cut them with a normal grass cutter. My husband likes these cutters but isn’t overly impressed.

These are the ones we bought first: Corona Clipper Grass Shear With Vinyl Coated Steel Handles GS 6750. But after reading how hard it is to work with them a length of time, we took them back.Buy it at Amazon

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