::Barnel USA::

A Warm Welcome to Barnel USA®


A Portland, Oregon, USA company, Barnel® has been meeting and exceeding expectations for over 28 years. Our commitment to continuous quality improvement promotes the manufacture of superior quality hand tools for the professional or serious hobbyist. We know you’ll appreciate our products.

Applying our High Tech manufacturing “Know-How” of the 70’s and early 80’s, Barnel®, located in Portland, Oregon, USA, emerged with 12 products in 1985. The State of Oregon is known as a horticultural state where many plant and tree varieties are grown and supplied to the rest of the country. Oregon is also known for forestry. By the mid 1980’s Oregon emerged as one of the leaders in the Viticulture industry placing Pinot Noir among other varieties on the world map. The Pacific Northwest leadership in the fruit industry brought about applying our high technology skills to a product line that would reach a number of markets worldwide.


Activated at the flick of the thumb, this exciting innovation enables the user to change the pruner to a smaller cutting capacity, allowing for a narrower hand spread. The resulting relief in hand strain translates into stronger cuts, hour after hour. Individuals with smaller hands find this feature invaluable.

Commitment to Quality
CONCEPT: Build the BEST, offer UNIQUE product features without complication.

Today, Barnel® is proud to serve more than 60 countries worldwide.

Barnel®: The Leaders in Cutting Edge Technology™
Barnel® Patented Two Position Lock

The vast majority of pruning work is on smaller diameter wood. Why squeeze repeatedly against the spring tension of a one-inch capacity pruner when 70% of the cuts are 1/2 inch or less? The advantage of a second locking position led Barnel® to introduce the patented Two Position Lock.


Barnel® Center Oiler Bolt

oiler-boltThis elegant innovation necessitates far less frequent oiling of the shear and eliminates the need to disassemble the tool when adding oil to the hinge. How does it work? The bolt contains a reservoir of oil released to the hinging mechanism gradually through tiny holes near the threads as the tool is used. When empty, the

bolt can be quickly refilled by gently depressing the precision spring-loaded ball bearing valve. Use any typical household, 3-in-1, sewing machine or other oil with a narrow applicator tip. Barnel® B-Oil shares the excellent lubricating properties of these common lubricants, and is biodegradable, non-toxic, non-hazardous, and comes in the appropriate narrow tip applicator.