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Crew Mini Snips - Matte Black
The Crew Mini Snips in matte black are superb for trimming and propagating indoor plants. Such a good size. Perfect for delicate work, like this Calisia Repens Pink Bubbles shown in the photos.
I use mine for accurate trimming for all my little guys like String of Pearls, String of Turtles and Pink Bubbles, and all my small to medium indoor plants with softer, bendy stems like my Pothos, Philodendron, Peperomia, Syngonium and more.
They're too small for the chunky stuff like Monstera, so best saved when your usual secateurs are just too big and you need something small for accurate, close-up work or more delicate stems. If you've ever been in to sewing you'll be familiar with these as they are also used as thread snips.
How big are they?
They measure just over 10cm long in total. The blades alone measure a smidge under 4cm long. The clever 'U' shaped plastic handle springs them back open after every snip and you barely need apply much pressure to close them to cut. Nice and easy. Universal for right or left hand use.
A little basic care
I know they're cheap but that doesn't mean they are intended as throw-aways. Give the blades a wipe clean after use (hydrogen peroxide is a good option for sterilising between plants), and apply a drop of oil every so often on the blades (open and close a few times to distribute it). Clipper oil or sewing machine oil will do the job. They will actually last a surprisingly long time with a little care. Best stored clean, dry and oiled.
Cheap, but they get the job done
No, they aren't high-end, fancy-pants, Japanese or German steel, sharpened to a scary fine edge, or anything extra special really. But they are super practical for delicate work. Don't try and attack woody stems with them or snip wire etc (like plant ties), or you'll end up notching, blunting or damaging the blades. Remember when propagating you want to keep your snips clean.
I use mine on the regular for weekly trimming and they give a nice clean cut for taking cuttings for propagating too. Good for string and thread too. They are so easy to hang up to keep out of the way yet still easily on-hand, instead of having to put them away then dig them out of your 'everything draw' every time with all the mess ;)
Great little inexpensive snips for quickly and easily removing old and yellowing leaves. Just pop them in your pocket so you can use them as required
Not as robust as I had anticipated but very handy for lightweight trimmings and reasonable cost for what they are.
I didn't know how much I needed these little snips! So handy and they do a great job.
These are so handy, I am so happy that I purchased them.
Great size and do the job well
Wow, these are fantastic little snips for trimming plants back or taking cuttings. The feel great in the hand and are easy to use.
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