FELCO 12

Made in Switzerland by FELCO

Product Information

  • In brief

    • Reliable: comfortable, light, sturdy handles made of forged aluminium with a lifetime guarantee* / blade and screw-mounted anvil blade made of high-quality hardened steel / clean, precise cut / all parts can be replaced
    • Efficient: easy, durable cutting adjustment / wire cutting notch / sap groove
    • Ergonomic: hand and wrist protection, and optimisation of the force exerted are provided by the revolving handle and the cushion-shock absorber / non-slip coating
  • Recommended for

    Our recommendation(1: Recommended, 2: Strongly recommended, 3: Best fit)
    • Viticulture:***
    • Arboriculture:***
    • Horticulture:***
    • Parks and Gardens:**
    • Nursery:**
    • Small hand:*
    • Average-sized hand:***
    • Large hand:**
    • Right-handed:***
    • Left-handed:
  • FELCO technical specifications

    • Wire cutting notch
      Wire cutting notch

      The blades feature a notch that allows for the cutting of small wires without damaging the cutting edge.


    • Sap groove
      Sap groove

      The sap groove prevents the blade sticking when cutting "sappy" wood. It saves time and makes pruning easier by removing sap and debris after each cut.


    • Micrometric adjustment
      Micrometric adjustment

      FELCO's micrometric adjustment system guarantees an optimal adjustment of the cutting head throughout the life of the tool. It ensures a clean and precise cut.


    • Shock absorption system
      Shock absorption system

      The cushion and shock absorber soften the impact upon finishing cutting. The hand and wrist are also protected.


    • Forged aluminum handles
      Forged aluminum handles

      Lightweight, strong and sturdy thanks to special aluminum alloys and advanced precision forging methods. Equipment comes with a lifetime guarantee*.


    • Revolving handle
      Revolving handle

      The revolving handle spreads muscular effort across all fingers and reduces the overall cutting effort by 30%. This FELCO invention reduces the risk of both tendonitis (RSI) and carpal tunnel syndrome.


    • Angled cutting head
      Angled cutting head

      Inclined cutting head to reduce the risk of muscular-skeletal injuries and to maximise user comfort.


  • Accessories

  • Spare parts

    FELCOREF.DesignationCompositionPriceQuantity
    2/302/30Adjustment key1x 2/30$0.66
    6/36/3Blade1x 6/3$13.38
    6/46/4Anvil-blade with screw1x 6/4 +1x 6/6$14.31
    6/906/90Kit1x 6/7 + 1x 2/16 + 1x 2/9 + 1x 6/8$11.34
    6/916/91Kit2x 6/11$4.32
    2/922/92Kit1x 2/15 + 1x 2/18 + 1x 2/14 + 1x 2/12 + 1x 2/13 + 1x 2/20$5.67
    2/932/93Kit4x 2/18 + 6x 2/20$7.83
    6/946/94Kit1x 2/9 + 1x 6/8
    12/112/1Handle without blade1x 12/1 + 1x 7/23+ 3x 2/5B + 1x 2/19 + 1x 2/20 + 1x 2/10 + 1x 2/13 + 1x 2/12 + 1x 2/14$21.33
    12/212/2Handle without anvil-blade1x 12/2 + 1x 2/18 + 1x 6/36$13.98
    7/22B7/22BRevolving handle1x 7/22B$27.54
    7/237/23Axis for revolving handle1x 7/23$8.37
    6/366/36Coating for anvil-blade handle1x 6/36$5.28
    2/5B2/5BRivet for blade1x 2/5B
    6/66/6Screw for anvil-blade1x 6/6$1.89
    6/86/8Bolt1x 6/8
    2/92/9Nut1x 2/9$3.78
    2/102/10Bush1x 2/10$2.97
    6/116/11White spring1x 6/11
    2/122/12Thumb catch1x 2/12$1.77
    2/132/13Spring for thumb catch1x 2/13$0.42
    2/142/14Screw for thumb catch1x 2/14$0.54
    2/152/15Catch plate1x 2/15$1.77
    2/162/16Locking segment1x 2/16$1.23
    6/76/7Screw for locking segment1x 6/7$1.89
    2/182/18Cushion1x 2/18
    2/192/19Edging1x 2/19$0.54
    2/202/20Shock absorber1x 2/20
  • Maintenance

    • Cleaning

      It is advisable to clean your tool after each use. If your tool is particularly dirty or subject to rusting after exposure to moisture, do not delay cleaning.

    • Oiling

      After cleaning, it is advisable to oil the tool so as to protect it from corrosion. The oil will also unjam the tool.

    • Sharpening

      It is advisable to sharpen your tool at least once a day, but if you feel that your tool is not cutting as well as usual, sharpen it right away!

    • Dismantling

      It is advisable to dismantle your tool on a regular basis, but at the very latest when it appears to be jammed.

    • Dismantling the revolving handle

      It is advisable to dismantle the revolving handle on a regular basis, so that it does not become jammed.

  • Parts replacement

    • Changing the blade

      When the blade and the anvil-blade no longer cross, or when the blade is badly damaged, it is advisable to change it. Regulate the working of the blade and anvil-blade by adjusting the tightening of the nut. The blade should rub against the anvil-blade over 2/3 of its length.

    • Changing the anvil-blade

      When the blade and anvil-blade no longer cross and the anvil-blade is badly damaged, it is advisable to change it.

    • Changing the shock absorber

      When the tool closes too abruptly during pruning, and the cushion is in good condition, the shock absorber should be changed.

    • Changing the cushion

      When the tool closes too abruptly during pruning and the shock absorber is in good condition, the cushion must be changed.

    • Changing the thumb catch

      When the thumb catch is damaged and loosens when used, even when the screw is readjusted, change it.

    • Changing the plastic coatings for handles

      If the coatings are badly damaged, you can replace them. Soak the coatings for 2 minutes in boiling water - recommended glue: Loctite 415.