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Felco vs. Corona

Coronas are fine for most tasks and are particulary suited for a neophyte
gardener.  But for any extensive pruning, you couldn't dislodge my Felcos
for any amount of money or pruner.  If I am going to be pruning for a
morning or an afternoon, it has been my experience that only the Felcos will
insure I don't have blisters or hand cramps the next day.  Even tossing the
ergonomic grip of the Felco aside (which in an hour becomes appreciably more
important), the mere fact of a bumper on the Felco, vs. none on the Corona,
means my hand will suffer much less shock over the course of several hundred

I'm a Felco fan through and through.  My only regret is that I've lost (read
"had stolen") four pairs of number 8's and, am, in fact, right now getting
ready to buy yet another pair.  I won't be without them.

----- Original Message -----
From: <WaScott@aol.com>
To: <medit-plants@ucdavis.edu>
Cc: <susannah@cyber-dyne.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: Hand-held clippers

> I have a pair of Coronas (by-pass) I bought about six or eight years ago.
> They're in great shape,I keep them cleaned oiled and sharpened and they
are a
> fine tool. when I bought them I had every intention of buying felcos. The
> person who helped me said I should give the Coronas a try. He said they
> made from good steel, hold an edge, cut well and at $23 rather than $45
> a much better value. He said, and I now agree that Felcos are a great tool
> but you end up paying for the name.   I actually was more comfortable with
> the feel of the Coronas in my hand. Go try some before you buy.
> Wayne
> Wayne Scott
> 250 Hickory ST.
> Napa. CA 94558
> wascott@aol.com

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