With its built-in, comfortable leaf-spring action, this is great for grass trimming, topiary shaping and a variety of other garden design activities. Because they are hand powered, your fingers are telling the tool what to do – how fast to cut, how much to cut, how aggressively to shape. Overall size 13. Blades 6" long. You can cut just using the last 1" of the tips or use the whole blade. Remember the movie with Johnny Depp, Edward Scissorhands? Now you can work like he did. For the artist in all of us.