Taking care of your lawn is one of the important works that need to be done in order to make your garden look beautiful and appealing.
One of the common tools that are being used in taking care of your lawn especially for the small lawn area is the grass shear.
Do you know that there are actually many variations of grass shears that are being sold on the market?
Grass Shears Vs Lawn Mower.
Some people may be asking, why to bother using the grass shears while there are lawn mowers or grass trimmers that we can use to speed up our work.
Actually, there are a few reasons why the grass shears are being used by some people in cutting the grass within their garden.
To make it easier for you to understand, below are some of the reasons why grass shear is being preferred:
a. Taking Care of a Small Lawn Area.
For people who only have a small area of lawn to be taken care of, it is not worthy for them to buy the expensive lawn mower to cut the grass.
Using the grass shears is more than enough for them to have a good looking lawn and garden.
b. For Edging Purposes
Some people use the grass shears to cut the edges of their lawn where the lawn mowers could not enter.
As the grass shears are small, they can easily enter any small area without any problems.
Types of Grass Shears
When talking about grass shears that are being sold in the market, we need to understand that they come in various types and designs.
To make it easier for you to know some different type of grass shears that are available on the market, I have listed a few of them below.
Type of Grass Shear:
1. Manual Grass Shears
The most common type and usually the cheapest type of grass shears that you can buy is the manual type of grass shears.
This types of grass shears work almost the same as the normal scissor we are having in our home.
Below are some different types of grass shears that you can easily see in the market:
a. Vertical Blade Orientation
There are manual type grass shears that the blade is designed vertically.
This types of grass shears are usually suitable to be used for edging purposes.
The vertical blade will make it easier for you to cut the grasses in between any two spaces that are hard to be reached by any other grass cutting tools.
b. Horizontal Blade Orientation
The grass shears with the horizontal blade orientation are commonly used to trim the grass in the normal flat areas.
People who are having small lawn areas usually preferred this type of grass shears to do the grass cutting work as it is very cheap to be bought.
Apart from the blade orientation, the manual types grass shears could again be divided into two categories based on its handle length.
a. Long Handle Manual Grass Shears
Long Handled grass shears will enable you to do the grass cutting while you are standing.
You could avoid the excessive bending position that could hurt your body by using this type of grass shear.
b. Short Handle Manual Grass Shears
The short handled grass shears will need you to at least be in the kneeling position in order to use them to cut the grass.
There are no right or wrong choices when choosing the manual type grass shears for you to buy.
It is all up to you as a user which one is the best manual type grass shears that you can comfortably use when doing your work.
2. Electric Grass Shears.
Apart from the manual grass shears, there are also grass shears that are using electricity power in order to be able to be used.
These types of grass shears work almost the same as the machine that we usually used in hair cutting except it is larger and more powerful.
Same as the manual type of grass shears, the electric grass shears could also be divided into a few categories.
One of the categories is in term of their power source.
a. Corded Electric Grass Shears
As its name, the corded grass shears usually needs power cord extension in order to be operated.
If you need to use the grass shears at the area where there are no power sources, then you might have a problem to use the corded type of grass shears.
An alternative for you is to buy the cordless type of grass shears.
b. Cordless Electric Grass Shears
As its name, these cordless grass shears types do not need any extension to be able to be operated.
It usually uses battery power to operate. The battery is also usually rechargeable.
One of the disadvantages of this type of grass shears is that it could be out of battery before you could even finish your work.
To have a spare battery is a good decision to make even though it could cost you a little bit of your money.
Same as the manual type of grass shears, the electric power grass shears could also be divided into two categories based on its handle.
a. Long Handled Electric Grass Shears
An electric grass shear with the long handle will allow you to do the grass cutting easily while you are standing.
The long handled grass shears will also most of the time equipped with wheels.
This will make your work a lot easier as you just need to push the grass shears from the handle and walk normally as usual around your garden to cut the grass.
b. Short Handle Electric Grass Shears
The second type is the electric grass shears without the handle and will need you to be in the kneeling position to be able for you to cut the grass.
If you have a very small grass area, then this should be no problem for you to use this type of grass shear to finish your work.
Otherwise, it could be a little bit painful for you to crawl and hold the grass shear at a specific height to cut your grasses until the finishing.
Special Features of Electric Grass Shears
One of the interesting features regarding the electric grass shears is that most of the models available now allow you to change the blade from the grass cutting blade into the hedge trimming blade.
This type of grass shear can be deemed as a 2 in 1 machine since you can use it to cut the grass as well as to trim your shrubs.
The hedge trimming blade will usually come in together as a package in some of the grass shear models whenever you buy them without having you to spend extra money.
Example of Products Available in The mArket
1. Fiskars Power-Lever Grass Shears (7820) by Fiskars
This is an example of short handle manual grass shears.
The blade length of this grass shears to help you to cut the grass is 5 inches and it is made from aluminum.
The handle is serrated so that you could have a better grip of this gardening tool when doing your work.
If you would like to know more about this gardening shear, please click here.
2. Spear & Jackson 4900RSS Razorsharp Steel Edging Shears
This is an example of long handled manual grass shear with the vertical blade orientation.
As been said earlier, the grass shears with the vertical blade orientation are usually used to do the edging work.
Regarding the grass shear model mentioned here, its blade is made from mighty carbon steel that could help you to maintain the sharpness of the blade for a longer period of time.
Its handle is also made from steel to make it stronger so that it can be used in any type of the condition.
At the end of its handle, there is a pair of soft grip to make it more comfortable for you to do your work.
If you would like to know more about this gardening shear, please click here.
3. Spear & Jackson 4901RSS Razorsharp Steel Lawn Shears
This is an example of grass shear with the horizontal blade orientation.
About this grass shear model, apart from the blade orientation, most of other features are almost the same as the one mentioned earlier.
If you would like to know more about this grass shear model, please click here.
4. Gardena 8740 Comfort 27-Inch Long Handle Swiveling Grass Shears
While the two manual grass shears mentioned earlier have different blade orientation between each other.
This grass shear model, however, can have both of the blade orientation in just one single tool.
The reason for this situation to be possible is because of the swivel features of the blade.
With this grass shear model, you are able to turn the blade 90 degrees to each side.
This grass shear model is 27 inches long and should be enough to help you to do the work while standing without having to worry about to kneel on the ground and suffer from the back pain.
If you are interested to know more about this manual grass shear model, please click here.
5. Black & Decker GSN35 Compact Grass Shears/Shrub Trimmer with Interchangeable Blades
This is an example of cordless grass shears model that is available on the market.
As we have discussed earlier in this article that there are long handle and short handle grass shear models and this grass shear model fall into the one without the handle.
About the grass shear model mentioned here, there are a lot of interesting features that come with it.
One the best features are that it comes with two types of blade.
The short blade is to be used for grass cutting and the long blade is to be used for shrub trimming.
The grass cutting blade size is 4 inches and the shrub trimming blade size is 6 inches.
If you would like to know more about this particular cordless grass shear model, please click here.
6. SereneLife Cordless Push Grass Cutter Shears, Wheeled Electric Hedge Shrubber Trimmer, 3.6V Rechargeable Battery (PSLGTM30)
If you are looking for a cordless grass shear model that comes with the handle so that you can easily push it around your garden to cut the grass then this model is an example of it.
As you can see in the picture given, this model of cordless grass shear comes along with the long handle with every purchase you made.
Not only that, it is also equipped with wheels to help you to easily push it around your lawn for the even cutting result.
Same as the electric cordless grass shears mentioned above, this cordless grass shear also comes with the shrub trimming blade.
If you would like to know more about this cordless grass shear model, please click here.
From what have been highlighted in this article, we should now understand that there many types of grass shears that are available for us to choose in the market.
Each type of the grass shears model has its own advantages and disadvantages.
It is up to you which one do you prefer to use that could really suit your needs and circumstances.
Should you have anything to say, please do not hesitate to leave a comment in the comment section below.