With our cutting tool, you draw a curved or straight blade past another blade, This creates a scissor-like motion that works well for cutting live green plants. The spongy, firm outer wall surrounding the stem yields easily to that bypass motion. This reliable pruner is ideal for a variety of general pruning tasks. A fully hardened, precision blade stays sharp longer, and a rust-resistant, low-friction coating makes cutting easier. Groove keeps the blades from sticking, and the handle includes non-slip grips. All-steel construction provides long-lasting durability.