Best Grass Shears Thrifter 2021

Grass is great, but it's never perfect. If you want to get your lawn looking clean and pristine then you're going to have to do it yourself, and you're going to need a good pair of grass shears. Whether you're edging the grass by trimming the sides where it's growing over your sidewalk or flower bed or topping it by getting each blade to the exact same height, there are tools for every lawn expert. We've got manual shears, battery-powered versions, and extended tools all right here with a roundup of the best grass shears available on Amazon:

Fiskars Grass Shears

Best Value: Fiskars power-lever grass shears

Top Pick

The power-lever tech makes cutting two times easier by multiplying leverage, and the serrated blade is designed to both grip and hold grass so you can get clean cuts every time. The blade is five inches in length and the whole tool weighs just one pound.

$22 at Amazon
Makita Battery Powered Shears

Best Battery Powered: Makita XMU04Z cordless grass shear

Delivers 2,500 SPM for efficient cutting. Can last up to 200 minutes with a 5.0Ah battery (which you can get here if you don't already have a Makita battery). Has a 6 and 5/16 inch cutting width with three adjustable heights for cutting.

$95 at Amazon
Wevove Shears

Best Variety Kit: Wevove 3-pack garden pruning shears with gloves

The three different blades allow you to finish a variety of general pruning tasks including trimming flowers, herbs, house plants, and more. The kit comes with gloves that both protect your hands and provide an anti-slip grip to ensure you have even more control over the tools. Each tool has a locking mechanism to keep the blades secure when not in use.

$17 at Amazon
Edward Tool

Swivel Head: Edward Tools hand grass shears

These clippers have blades made from tempered hardened steel. The head swivels and locks into place so you can find the best angle, and there's a safety lock that helps keep the blades closed when they are not in use.

$14 at Amazon
Fiskars Grass Shear

Best for Edging: Fiskars Swivel soft touch grass shear

Workaround flower beds, trees, and sidewalks. The blades don't jam or stick so you get smooth, clean cuts. The blades can also rotate a full 360 degrees so you can get every cut from every angle.

$11 on Amazon
Sun Joe Extended Pole Shear

Best Extended Battery Trimmer: Sun Joe cordless 2-in-1 grass sheer with extension pole

The 2-in-1 design allows this device to quickly convert from a hedge trimmer to grass shears quickly and easily. The extension pole adds another three feet, which helps you get as low as possible without pending over or hurting your back. The battery will last you long enough to do the job, and it's rechargeable and comes with a charger so you can get it ready to go again quickly.

$58 at Amazon

Sheer Perfection

Every blade of grass should be just right. Every pathway should free and clear with a perfect tiny wall of grass lining each edge. If you got down on your knees and put your eyes level with the top of the lawn, every blade would be the same height. No blade higher than the other. It's a dream, but it's a dream that can become reality with the right dedication and the right pair of grass shears. Whether you want to do it manually and get it precisely right with a manual option like the Fiskars Swivel-blade soft-touch grass shears or you need a battery-powered option for a much larger job like the Makita cordless grass shears, grab the right tool to get the job done.

You might also need an extended handle. Whether that's because you're like me and can't spend all day with a bent back or you've got blades you need to trim in hard-to-reach spots like under shrubbery and around corners, grab a device like the Sun Joe cordless grass shear. Not only is it battery-powered for faster work of larger jobs, but it also uses an extended handle. Plus it can switch between edging grass and trimming hedges.

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