Tools and Stuff forum: TOOLS! I want folding shears for deadheading that I can carry in my pocket!

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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Aug 6, 2011 11:58 AM CST
Does anyone know of a manufacturer that makes small, folding shears that I can stuff in my pocket to carry around when I'm watering? My regular shears are too heavy and try to undress me *Blush* if I put them in my pocket. Mostly I notice things that need snipping when I'm watering and it would be soooooo nice to be able to have clippers handy.
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Name: Sally
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Sossman
Aug 6, 2011 12:36 PM CST
Lowes and Home Depot have a two pruner set. His have Corona written on the side of the blade. The larger one is good for cutting small branches (about the thickness of my baby finger) and the smaller one is just perfect for dead heading and very thin stalks. He uses his for his bonsai trees. Both are small enough to fit comfortably in the back pocket of my jean shorts.
Name: woofie
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woofie
Aug 6, 2011 1:37 PM CST
Do they fold up so as not to poke holes in pockets (and my delicate flesh Big Grin )?
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Name: Sally
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Sossman
Aug 6, 2011 4:00 PM CST
They close up and lock. You still have the tips out there but since the tips are doubled up, I have no problem with them at all. I haven't gotten stuck, scraped or "bitten" yet. Smiling If you are accident prone, you might want to look for perhaps some "safety scissor" type clippers! Hilarious!


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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Aug 6, 2011 5:44 PM CST
Hmmm, I tend to wear lightweight, gauze slacks in the summer and those look like they would poke holes in delicate fabric. Ha, my dogs and goats have put so many holes in my summer clothes that they're mostly patches! Hilarious!
I did find these online and am thinking about giving them a try:
http://www.amazon.com/Orchids-R-Us-H329-Pocket/dp/B003Y07FOW...
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Name: Sandy Coffman
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wren
Aug 6, 2011 6:38 PM CST
Those look good, wonder if they come in a brighter color so they would not get lost.
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gardenersdetective
Aug 6, 2011 8:02 PM CST
Yellow
http://www.leatherman.com/product/Hybrid

Red
http://www.amazon.com/Pocket-Pruner-Multi-Function-Folding-T...
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Aug 6, 2011 9:05 PM CST
Susan, you are sooooo good! Smiling
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Name: Sandy Coffman
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wren
Aug 7, 2011 5:19 AM CST
Thanks great tool but a little to high a price for me,
but if you go to Amazon and enter Leatherman hybrid it will bring up it and a couple of others that are have a cheaper price.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Aug 7, 2011 7:11 AM CST
Woofie,I just spotted your question.
I wear a gardening vest with many pockets I got it from Duluthe Tradeing Company. I hate having to drop shears or prunners to use 2 hands.This way the prunners are always at waist level.
http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/product/womens-vest-summe...

Its vented with a mesh back.
Name: Sandy Coffman
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wren
Aug 7, 2011 7:51 AM CST
nice vest just wish it was larger for us "full body" women
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Aug 7, 2011 10:48 AM CST
I agree and complained to the tore.Why didnt they have half sizes or Mens which is what I usually have to settle for. I am s 2X so I dont close it. Its an OK fit when opened. I cant wear it over my linned garden jacket.
Name: woofie
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woofie
Aug 7, 2011 11:35 AM CST
Yeah, that vest looks like a good idea, but a) a bit on the pricey side and b) too small for me too! Heh, heh, anyone out there sew?
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Name: Sandy Coffman
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wren
Aug 7, 2011 12:22 PM CST
mom use to. Check Amazon they have everything!!!!

Name: woofie
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woofie
Aug 7, 2011 12:45 PM CST
And that Duluth website does offer something similar in Men's sizes, but I still think they're just a tad expensive (although I have ordered some of the other cool things that Duluth has in the past!) Hmmm, gotta check out what Amazon has on offer in that department. Darn, that vest looks GOOD!

Oh yeah, I went ahead and ordered that little cheapo folding cutter I found at Amazon, but I'm still looking for something nicer. I'll let you guys know how I like it. Ha, probably break the first time I try to use it!
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Aug 7, 2011 1:17 PM CST
woofie , I started out with sewn patch pockets( leftover drapery fabrick) on my lined canvas jacket I bought at Duluth.
Its a mans jacket because Duluth seems to think women just do light housework and Martha Stweart jobs in the garden.
I trimmed the sleeves so they werent dragging in compost and catching on protruding objects like the handles of the garden tub.
Its great for early spring cold day jobs and fall weather.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Aug 7, 2011 2:36 PM CST
JoAnn, did you check out the men's work vest over at Duluth? I'm sorely tempted.....especially since it has a pocket for a cell phone!
http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/clothes-workwear/mens/men...
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Aug 7, 2011 6:08 PM CST

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Try Googling, 'Photographers vest', 'photo vest', 'fishing vest' or 'safari vest'. Probably others as well. Maybe one will work?
Evan
Name: Sally
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Sossman
Aug 7, 2011 8:05 PM CST
Evan,I was just about to suggest a fishing vest!! My dh has a fishing vest that he uses for all his photo stuff when we go out on the trails. I'll bet one of those vests would be awesome to hold all the gardening stuff anyone could handle! :)
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Aug 7, 2011 8:11 PM CST

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Hey Sally. I remember when the photographers vests were stylish, at least in Boston. I'd wear it down Newbury Street on Saturday then camping or fishing on Sunday. It's been in a drawer since the 90's but after reading Jo Ann's post I think I'm going to resurrect it.
Evan

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