Best Grass Shears Thrifter 2020

Grass is great, but it's never perfect. If you want to get your lawn looking clean and prestine 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:

Best Value: Fiskars Swivel-blade soft touch grass shear

Top Pick

Grass shears are used for edging or topping, but a swivel blade lets you do both. Great for trimming the edges of grass near sidewalks and the side of garden beds. Can rotate a full 360 degrees, and the blades stay sharp even after heavy use.

$14 on Amazon

Best for Edging: Berger grass shears with anti-stick coating

These are full metal grass shears perfect for edging with an anti-stick coated blade so they're good along fences or walls. Work for right or left handers.

$34 on Amazon

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.

$85 at Amazon

Best Extended Handle: Bahco P74 44-inch Lawn Shears

Cuts in difficult-to-reach areas, especially where lawn mowers can't reach. Get deep into those shrubs, borders, and around trees. The double-bevelled blade is covered in a Xyland-coating. Has a 20 cm cutting length and 90 cm long handles.

$110 at Amazon

Best for Hedges: Gonicc professional adjustable hedge and grass shears

Can extend up to 46 inches and is made with aluminum alloy and rubber. The high-carbon steel blades are high quality and will last a long time. They stay sharper than ordinary blades and reduce resistance better while trimming and shaping.

$60 at Amazon

Best Extended Battery Trimmer: Goplus cordless grass shear and hedge trimmer

The 2-in-1 design includes an eight-inch bush trimmer blade and a four-inch grass shearing blade. The telescoping extension pole has two sheels and helps you get low to the ground without bending over. The 2000mAh capacity battery lasts up to 120 minutes and charges in 3 to 5 hours.

$56 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 exact 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 Goplus 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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