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TREE CARE: Choosing the Right Hand Pruning Saw

April 26, 2017

TREE CARE: Choosing the Right Hand Pruning Saw

Trees are one the great joys of any backyard or garden. The problem is they don't know when to stop growing! Once in a while it is needed to do some cutting, trimming and pruning.

The diameter of the branch to be cut is the most important factor in choosing the type of gardening tool to use. Cutting a branch beyond the capacity of your tool is dangerous to you, the tool and the plant. Use snips for plants and flowers. Hand pruners are for small, easy to reach branches. Loppers work well for medium-size or inaccessible branches. Large branches (above 2 inches in diameter) or roots are best cut with a pruning saw.

Pruning Hand Saws are used when branches are too thick to cut down with ordinary garden shears or loppers. Pruning trees and bushes improves their size and appearance and keeps them healthy by removing diseased limbs or branches. Basic pruning saws come with either a straight blade or a curved one, and have coarse, big and very sharp teeth and varying blade length.

1. Straight Blade Pruning Saw

As you may have guessed, straight blade pruning saws have straight blades (the handles are usually curved like a pistol grip, which makes it more comfortable). Straight blade pruning saws are best used for green wood and sap. This is the most common type of saw used for easy jobs that are indoors or outdoors. A handheld pruning saw is versatile; it can be used for small branch and thick branch (although it'll take a little longer to cut the branch). A top quality 10” model, will cut branches up to four or five inches thick. If you are happy working from a ladder, this might be all you need for tree pruning.

2. Curved Blade Pruning Saw

Curved blades, as opposed to straight blades, are best for heavy-duty cutting. The curve adds toughness in your cut that will make woods feel like bread. Curved blade pruning saws can also be used to cut smaller branch. However, cutting huge branches might be a little awkward with curved blades because our body isn't used to the shape. Use the Tabor Tools 13” Curved Pruning Saw to make deep satisfying cuts, which will tear through whatever wood stands before you. The rugged razor tooth blade remains stable during strong pulls for accurate results.

3. Folding Pruning Saw

A folding pruning saw is the kind of saw you might take camping. It is even more useful for gardening. They are relatively cheap to buy and fold up to slip in any kind of tool bag or tote. Small branches in the wrong place can soon be got rid of! If you need a small, portable pruning saw that can be stored easily, this is the best option.

The Tabor Tools T-6 Folding Saw is sturdy and will definitely will serve your for a long time. It can handle jobs that are off 4 inch of thickness due to its strength. It has a blade that is friction and rust resistant. The Tabor Tool is one of the best out there and is convenient for all types of usage whether for domestic uses or even heavy duty jobs.

Tool Care and Repair

Make your job easier and more enjoyable by keeping you tools in tip top shape.Keep your tools clean and free of debris. After each use, spray your tool blade using some universal lubricant and wipe clean with a soft cloth. It protects all types of metals against corrosion and provides an effective waterproof coating. This protects your tools and helps prevent the spread of disease from plant to plant.

During tool maintenance and at the start and end of each season, apply a dab grease. This will help protect your tool against wear and tear on moving parts and the special formula is designed for optimum protection against corrosion.

Know Your Pruning Tools

Choosing the right pruning tool for your project is easy if you know the cutting capacity and the intended purpose of each tool. Protect yourself, your tools and your plants by not going beyond the recommended cutting capacities. Help your plants heal quickly by choosing tools with sharp, clean blades. Purchase quality tools with a reputation for long-lasting sharpness and durability



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