"Too early to comment on reliability so I just put in 2, but they certainly seem to be up to the job. Read the comments about them falling to bits but if you treat your tools with respect, they will serve you well . Very sharp and easy to use and light enough for anyone to , Pruned a fairly heavy shrub with 8-10 mm branches with ease. Time will tell of course, but so far so good. Realistically, for the price my expectations of longevity are not very high, but for a manufacturer to offer a 2 year warranty they have to confident with their product ."
"The blades are sharp and have a fair cutting action. But, the foam handle covers soon come adrift and screws loosen with the action of cutting, which fall to the ground never to be seen again! The Teflon coated blade is pointless. Pay a bit more for better quality. These are best avoided."