If you have arthritis or low upper-body strength, you may find pruning jobs a challenge. Simple physics to the rescue! These anvil-type pruners use a simple ratcheting mechanism to increase the pressure from your grip by five-fold. Simply depress and release the handle several times. Cuts fibrous cannabis stems more cleanly than conventional pruners. Accommodates branches up to 1". Best to opt for the bypass-type Felco pruners when pruning fruit trees and woody ornamentals. Overall length 8". Comfortable rubberized grip and a handguard to protect your knuckles from thorny bushes. Manufactured in Taiwan.