GR8-Cut Professional Bypass Pruner


Introducing the GR8-Cut Pruner, a professional 8-inch Bypass Hand-Held Pruner. The product that got the ball rolling for us here at Garden Guru Lawn and Garden Tools.

Strong, drop forged, hardened, heat treated, carbon steel with a super sharp cutting blade makes this tree trimming pruner a trusty companion in your yard and garden.

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The GR8-Cut Pruner is the go to tool for pruning and shaping bushes, small trees and shrubs. It’s a perfect complement to other Pruning Tools and Hedge Shears in your Set of Garden Tools.

These are the ideal pruning shears at a reasonable price for the beginner to professional garden enthusiast. No need to spend extra money on over priced pruners when these will handle most pruning jobs.

Don’t be fooled by imitations, these pruners are heavy-duty work horses!

The GR8-Cut Pruner is selling fast and is piling up rave reviews, plus they are backed up by our Garden Guru 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

The GR8 is designed to comfortably cut small to medium sized branches up to a 1/2 inch diameter. They will cut thicker limbs but you may have to use both hands.

The beauty of this pruner is that it’s sharp enough to handle delicate green growth cuts in herb or vegetable gardens yet tough enough to clear dead limbs and brush.

Remember to always make cuts at about a 45deg angle leaving a smooth surface. Smooth clean cuts heal faster. So it is important to keep the GR8 sharp and clean.

To help maintain a healthy plant make cuts close to the remaining bud or trunk, but not right up against it. You want to allow a little bit of healing space with out damaging the growing bud or trunk.

Always hold your pruners in the proper position when making cuts. Avoid cutting upside down. Keep the pruners upright, cutting blade slicing downwards and closest to the trunk with the hook facing upwards and farthest away from the trunk.

This is by no means all there is to know about proper usage, but these basics will get you on the proper pruning track.

Follow the simple directions below every month or so depending on use and your pruner should cut clean and true for years to come.

Here is what you need:

  • An Old Toothbrush or something similar
  • Soapy Water
  • Steel Wool
  • Sand Paper
  • File
  • Petroleum or Plant Based Oil or Lubricant
  • Dry Cloth

First, clean the sap and dirt build up with the toothbrush and soapy water. For really sticky material and rust use the steel wool or sand paper to lightly sand the steel. If necessary a cleaning solvent can be used to remove stubborn hardened tree sap.

Make sure the pruner is clean and all the sap is removed before sharpening. Take your file or stone and only on the beveled edge of the cutting blade file all the way around the blade away from you in one direction. I highly recommend the DMT Diamond File Sets. They are thin and easily fit between the shears.

With slight pressure, file repeatedly, slow and easy at nearly the same angle as the beveled edge. You will notice the edge start to shine as the old metal is shaved off. Do not file back and forth.

After the beveled edge is sharp pass the file once on the under side of the blade to clean off the metal burrs.

Once you are satisfied with the sharpness, lubricate all the clean and sharpened steel. Just about any oil will do. They only need a slight lubricating coat to fend off moisture.

Store in a dry place and the pruner is ready to go for the next job!

Also, it’s important to wipe off any access oil before making cuts.

If you keep your Garden Guru Lawn and Garden Tools clean and oiled they will probably last forever.