DP42 Compact Snips

(3 customer reviews)


Why choose the Darlac Compact Snips?

Darlac Compact Snips are perfect for keeping handy in your tool holster for delicate and light pruning, especially where access is limited by prolific growth. Ideal for floral art and Bonsai, the contoured handles have a comfortable non-slip grip and are ideal for smaller hands. These lightweight garden snips are made from high carbon Japanese steel with a precision ground and hard chrome-plated blade for rust resistance, while the rounded end tips avoid damage to adjacent growth. The easy to use catch can be operated with one hand against the body if required, leaving the other hand free.

  • Award-winning garden snips
  • Suitable for fine and delicate pruning and perfect for floral art
  • Great for working with Bonsai, sweet peas and fuchsias
  • Ideal for smaller hands
  • SK5 high carbon Japanese steel blade
  • Rust-resistant hard chrome-plated blades
  • Easy to use safety catch
  • Precision tensioned for a precise, clean cut every time

Check out the rest of the Darlac Compact range for more lightweight garden tools that still pack a punch. Part of the wide range of gardening snips and scissors available from Darlac Tools. Sharpen your Darlac snips with our award-winning fine grade Darlac Diamond Sharpener.

Additional information

Weight 174 g
Dimensions 28 × 10 × 2.5 cm

3 reviews for DP42 Compact Snips

  1. Ukfraser

    For several years i have been using Niwaki Garden Snips for deadheading our roses and fine work when my felco secatures are too big. Because the closure is an elasticated band, the covering on the handle has started to lift so i invested in a pair of these darlec snips.
    The first thing i noticed is that this is a lot heavier compared to the Niwaki. The second thing is that there is a screw holding it together for easy maintenance rather than the rivet on the Niwaki. The darlac snips have a really nice feel, especially the handles though i have pinched the ball of my hand once when using as i have large hands. The blades are really robust and have a groove in for sap. The closing clasp is easy to use one handed and is the main reason i selected this particular model. Very pleased and they feel like they will give many years service.

  2. Jo

    Given a pair for Christmas, very useful for general tidying up in the borders, the fine blades are good for delicate work. They are easy to wipe clean and don’t rust unlike my previous Japanese ones. I have them in a holster so always handy. About to order a pair as a present.

  3. Ian P.

    I bought these to deadhead and generally tidy up my houseplants and smaller outdoor plants in borders. I was a little sceptical they’d be any good due to the low price but the online reviews persuaded me. The design is well thought-out, they’re well-made and highly effective in use. I’m so impressed I’ve just bought a pair of the DP40 secateurs/pruners for heavier-duty use.

    It’s great that a company can design and market such high-class products at such modest prices. Don’t let the low cost put you off!

    Darlaccis my preferred brand of garden tools from now on. Keep up the great work!

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