Well, Tom said he was going to Walmart and I asked him to pick me up a pair of pruners. And because the man always buys in bulk, he got me 2 pairs, one pair of cheap ones and a more expensive pair. This is nice because I can use the cheaper pair for most jobs but when the going gets tough pull out the better pair. Better still, when I leave a pair in the rain, hopefully it's the cheaper pair. And like garden gloves, you can never have to many pruners.