Garden shears (pruning shears) are specialized scissors used in gardening. Loppers are a bigger, two-handed version used to cut larger branches. Are there specific terms in Spanish to refer to these tools, or would they all be considered tijeras?
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They are called tijeras de podar, tijeras de jardinero, or podaderas.
I would say tijeras de jardinero is mostly used for the big ones, but there aren't really different words for pruning shears and loppers.
According to Laura (in Majorca?): Garden shears = tijeras de podar, loppers = tijeras de fuerza (this term is unknown to me).