Bahco Ergo Secateurs Left Handed PX & PXR
Bahco Professional Ergo Secateurs left Handed PX & PXR versions built to professional standards but for anyone to use who likes quality tools well designed. These have many unique features not found on any other make’s of Secateur. This left handed versions only come in the medium handle size with blade no 2 which is suitable for cutting up to 20 mm .
The Cutting head is placed on different Vertical & Lateral Inclination than most other Secateurs, they almost look curved. But these clever feature’s keep your hand in the neutral position while your using them. They also have Bahco’s Slicing Cut & Evolving Bevel on the cutting blade which means you use less effort especially at the beginning of the cut which is often the most difficult.
I love Secateurs with rotating handles and that experience is much improved with this Bahco model PXR, the rotating handle has a soft grip for better purchase, it doesn’t come off unless you take it off to clean or lubricate. The rotating handle is another great Ergo feature to go with the others on this Secateur, the handle moves with your fingers not against them, it gives much more power thru the cut especially at the end. It is estimated their is a 30% saving in required effort using a pair with rotating handles. Yes they do take a bit of getting use too but persevere as I can assure you the rewards are worth the effort, if a little frustrating to start with.
Arthur & Strange Opinion
I used another well known red handled brand of Secateur for 20 odd years but not anymore, I actually use this PXR version with the rotating handles but other than that the same applies to other PX model. All credit to Bahco for pushing Secateur design further than anyone has for 20 or 30 years possibly longer. Until I used these Secateurs I never looked at my hand position while cutting, I do now. No longer is my wrist and lower arm under tension while I am pruning. My hand is kept in the neutral position. It also makes perfect sense that as all our hands are different sizes so should tool handles be different. Likewise with the blades if your only ever cutting small twigs and herbaceous material you don’t need the same size blade as someone who is mainly pruning large shrubs and fruit trees.
These Secateurs might feel a bit odd when you pick them up but as they say the proof is in the eating or using in this case and its when you use them that all those clever features come into play. The catch is on the other side to what you might expect to find it but it works, it doesn’t go on its own or become to tight to use, its takes a while to get use to but soon becomes 2nd nature.
If your still not sure, come and try them on one of my stands at various garden events i attend with nearly all my selected products.