Updated 26 Aug 2014


657511 Compact Bypass Pruner

Snapshot: The 657511 Compact Bypass Pruner secateurs weigh 261g and have a maximum cutting diameter of 20mm. But how well do they cut?

657511 Compact Bypass Pruner
Consumer score
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Test results

Overall score
Cutting performance
Ease of use

Good points

(No obvious good points.)


  • Just OK cutting performance.
  • Somewhat difficult to use.
  • Very heavy.

How we test

Overall score

  • Cutting performance (70%)
  • Ease of use (30%)

About our test

4 users assessed the cutting ability of the secateurs by repeatedly slicing through 9.5mm dowelling (the jaws of all the models could handle bigger diameters than this).

Secateurs with a cutting score of 7.0 or more cut the dowel reasonably well. Those with a score of less than 6.0 couldn’t cut the dowel.

The same 4 users also commented on how comfortable the secateurs were to use.

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Cutting style
Maximum cutting diameter (mm)
Weight (g)