Darlac DP400 Lightweight Garden Shears UK Review 

 October 27, 2016

By  Enda

These garden shears from a company called Darlac, and these came in at number three on our garden shears list. Overall buyers rated these highly in terms of satisfaction, and value for money at an impressive 92%.

It is pretty hard to argue with that type of rating. These are extra long handled garden shears, that are perfectly weighted. They feel very balanced in your hands, and that helps make them very easy to use.

Darlac are a UK company and are based in Langley in Berkshire. Their tools actually feature quite a lot in many gardening magazines in the UK such as Garden News and Amateur Gardening.

Gardening Shears

How Buyers Rate These Shears

Overall buyers rated these highly with a 92% buyer satisfaction rating, and that is an excellent rating for any type of gardening tool.

Buyer Satisfaction
  • Online buyers gave these shears an average 92% buyer satisfaction rating
  • 75% of all buyers gave these shears a full 5 star review
  • Only 2% gave these shears a bad rating

Darlac DP400 Key Features

Just below I have included the important features, and why they bring with them benefits for all types of gardeners in the UK.

Darlac Hand grass shears

What Buyers Say About the Darlac Shears?

In this section I have included what buyers have to say about these shears. It is always a good idea to take onboard what real life buyers have to say.

Overall buyers rated these highly with a 92% buyer satisfaction rating, and that is an excellent rating for any type of gardening tool.

In this section we summarise in a table what we found when we read the online reviews of around 100 buyers. This type of information is very useful, as these are real life buyers who have bought the product, used it and then taken the time to leave a review.

What Buyers Liked

  • They cut long grass very well and they also cut hedges with some ease
  • Some users found these great for cutting and trimming between rocks, as the blades are thin and sharp
  • Well balanced, very light and easy to use
  • Great for anyone suffering from arthritis or who has a weak grip
  • No jamming or sticking with these
  • Great for trimming box hedges
  • Make a great gift for a gardener

What Buyers Didn't Like

  • A couple of buyers though they were too heavy to use and worth noting that those that said that were female and in their later years

Darlac DP400 Shears Specification

Key Specification Details

  • These have extra long handles that makes higher up cutting a great deal easier.
  • The blades are razor sharp, and are also coated with carbon to prevent rusting - the blades are also very easy to sharpen.
  • They have buffers close to the handle, that prevents the metal ends of the blades banging together - that makes it a lot easier on your hands as well - in other words they act like mini shock absorbers.
  • They weigh 880 grams (25 ounces)
  • Average Cost £30-40

Our Verdict on the Robert Dyas Darlac Lightweight Garden Shears

The Darlac brand is a very high quality brand. I am not too surprised to therefore see a 84% satisfaction rating though it could be higher.

Buyers also like these shears, as they have given them a very high rating.

Many ladies prefer these as they are light

Almost every single buyer said that they were "VERY" sharp, and that the point was perfect for really precise cutting.

84% buyer satisfaction based on 200+ online buyer reviews

What I did find interesting was that many buyers commented on the bounce of these shears. For those that are not familiar with what that means, I will try and explain this.

When clipping with hedge shears you start to get a rhythm, and that makes cutting easier. So when you clip and make a cut, then the shears bounce slightly open again, making the next cut easier and faster.

Buyers also said the extra length in the handle makes these a good choice for those that are not as strong as they used to be. Finally buyers also said that after extensive use, the blades have remained very sharp.

If these are not the shears for you, then please you can read about other shears here

The Darlac Brand

The Darlac brand offer a diverse range of garden tools and equipment. They were founded in 1963 and are based in the Slough area of England. They were purchased by "Mr Fothergill's Seeds in August 2017.

They aim to deliver high quality at affordable prices. They make pruners, loppers, shears, axes, snappers, saws, snips, scissors and many more gardening tools.

Telephone: +44 1753 547790


I am someone who enjoys a little gardening. Now I am not someone who spend hours in the garden, but I do like both my front and back gardens to look really nice. Well kept lawns, neatly trimmed hedges, and borders filled with plants, make a huge difference, to how your property looks.

Enda McLarnon

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