Pruning the vine is one of the jobs that requires the greatest number of hours in the vineyard. With pruning, the vigor of the plant, the load and production, the balance of the vine are controlled … Today, there is a lot of tool for pruning the vine, which will make this task easier, faster and more efficient.
We have made a selection of the best pruning shears , saws and scissors battery and chainsaws, all them professional tools for pruning the vineyard.
1- 1-hand pruning shears
The pruning shears is a tool that is not paid the attention it should. There are many manufacturers of pruning shears, of various qualities. As always, the price depends on the quality.
We, in our work in the nursery, use a lot of hand scissors and we are large consumers of this type of scissors.
After trying many brands, models and manufacturers, we are left with one. Not only because of the scissors itself, but because of the spare parts as well. There are cheaper scissors that do not have refills.
If you want a scissors for life, to which changing the blade is as if you had a new scissors, and that using it 8 hours a day works perfectly … well, buy a FELCO n 7 scissors : it is Swiss, it is expensive, but it is good and tough.
In addition, this model has a length of 21cm and a weight of 290 grams and what I like the most is that it is designed for pruning . The handle is rotatable which means that to make the cut you have to do 30 percent less force.
✅ We recommend professional hand scissors
2- Scissors Covers
The covers for hand scissors are something that goes very well, especially in glass pruning, which are usually done all with two-handed scissors … but there is always some more precision cut that is better done with scissors handheld, so it is very good to always carry them behind hanging on the belt.
We propose several covers, some with scissors included
3- 2-handed pruning shears
The two-handed scissors are the ones that have been used in most of the vineyards of Spain, since they were almost all of glass formations. Now, with mechanization, many trellis formations are being planted and the two-handed pruning shears are being used less and less, but it is still used a lot, since there is still a lot of vineyard in glass.
Here the important thing is to look at the length of the arms , since the longer they are, the greater cutting power we will have, but less precision, and on the contrary, greater precision when the arm is smaller.
The weight , the existence of spare parts and the cutting diameter are three important factors to consider when choosing a good pruning shears.
We recommend three models of 40-50 cm pruning shears that serve to cover all needs.
✅ Buy here your professional vine pruning scissors
Saws are something that is not used much, but in the end there is always an arm to clean or a vine to cut, so it is interesting to always carry one behind. What we value best in a saw is that, of course, they cut well but that they are small, foldable and / or with a sheath to hang on the belt.
✅ Sale of Saws for the pruning of the vine
The axes in the vineyard are mostly used to open vines that have wood disease problems such as vine tinder . They are not usually used for anything else in the pruning of the vineyard but for these cases they are necessary.
✅ Sale of axes for vine pruning
6- Vintage Scissors
Vintage scissors are conventional scissors but adapted to work. They have an ergonomic handle and a smaller cutting blade specially designed for the work of cutting grapes. We propose three models of different brands and prices.
7- Battery electric scissors
The electric pruning shears, we can say that they are part of the revolution of the mechanization of the vineyard of the last decade.
The work of pruning the vine is one of the jobs that occupies the most hours in the total calculation of hours worked in the vineyard. For this same reason, having a pruning tool that makes this task more efficient is very important for the profitability of the farm .
The 3 leading brands in this type of professional scissors are Pellenc, Makita and Electrocoup. We propose below a selection of the best electric pruning shears.
✅ Buy your electric pruning shears here