The hot-forged manufacturing of steel still provides for the best quality, which is why VESCO uses it for the blades of every pruning tool they make. Top-quality, high carbon steel is heated to 900 degrees C (1,600 degrees F) and then pressed and shaped in high pressure heavy presses (500 tons).
VESCO then adds additional strength and durability through heat tempering the steel. The result is an amazingly light-weight blade assembly which possesses great strength and a long-lasting cutting edge. VESCO uses numerical-controlled equipment to precisely sharpen each blade, ensuring not only a sharp cut, but an exacting fit of the components. Additionally, all VESCO manufactured blades have been designed with an internal grease-groove to provide for constant lubrication of the moving blades while in use.
What man discovered so many centuries ago is still true. Hot-forged steel is the strongest. This is due to the molecular fibers of the hot steel being aligned by the combination of heat and pressure, simultaneously strengthening the metal and allowing for a more slender, lightweight piece to be used.
However, this is a difficult and time-consuming process, and modern mass-production of pruning tools has mostly overlooked its advantages in pursuit of high production numbers and low costs.
This meticulous attention to detail and quality is continued by VESCO into the rest of their tool design and engineering. The play of the blades can be exactly adjusted by use of the fine-pitch center bolt and nut.
The handles are manufactured from a special aluminum alloy that again provides for good strength and light weight, and then covered with special anti-slip rubberized plastic for a secure and comfortable grip. Depending on the blade type, some VESCO models include a shock-absorbing cushion to increase comfort and to help reduce the risk of repetitive-use injury.
In fact, good ergonomics are engineered into every VESCO tool, keeping the needs of the professional user in mind: long use, comfort, safety, and efficiency. Many tools have optional handle sizes including an industry-rare sizing for many of VESCO's hand pruners: size ML for most users, and size S for those with smaller hands.
All of VESCO's tools have completely interchangeable replacement parts. Whether the user is a professional or a serious home/hobby gardener, they will benefit from never again having to replace their tool due to use. They will simply be able to replace any component as needed.
Using advanced technology, machinery, design, and materials, VESCO is committed to providing the best tool possible. But there is also the human element to their tools that is often missing with other mass-produced tools. Every tool is inspected, tested, and adjusted manually, creating the perfect match between modern technology and the craftsman's experience. VESCO designs and engineers their tools following the suggestions and feedback of working professionals in the field, and each new model is thoroughly tested before it is placed on the market.
But perhaps most of all, you can trust that in any VESCO tool you are getting the world-renowned fine quality and precision that "Made in Italy" (and in particular made in Maniago, Italy) still accurately stands for.