A pruning saw that really makes the cut!
(Okay, no more puns, we promise!)
So it seemed appropriate to go down the Japanese route when choosing a pruning saw, and so it is that we found this one from Bakuma in the North of Japan. Like all Japanese saws, it cuts on the pull stroke, which will make the work easier for you and leave a cleaner cut on the tree, because the blade is under less pressure when cutting.
We never fail to enjoy the pull stroke, watching the sawdust spilling out just by drawing the hand back towards ourselves. A great saw just makes pruning effortless.
This one from Bakuma can be used for some serious stuff, but is not so big you will find it heavy or unwieldy and dangerous to use. Try it for regular garden pruning on shrubs and trees.
The saw has a rubber handle for ease of use when pruning. The blade will lock into place when unfolded.
Blade length? 9 inches or 24cm, whatever measurement means more to you.
Pruning Saw Care
Replacement blades are available when it blunts, which will inevitably be a fair few years down the line when you are digging out a tree stump and think – ah, I might just cut that large root below the soil surface with my lovely sharp pruning saw… that will be so quick to do and make my life easier, because then this tree stump will just come right out.
And it will, that tree stump will come right out, but cutting roots surrounded by soil and stones will not do the sharpness of your blade much good. We know, because we have done it – saving twenty minutes digging but costing us a new, sharp blade.
We have never snapped a Japanese saw blade, but please do be aware enough when pruning that you don’t twist, pinch or snag the blade. They need to be treated with care, cutting on the pull and gliding forwards on the push.
We can’t cover you for snapping a blade through misuse, bad luck, or getting a blade caught in the weight of a tree trunk.
Think about the cut before you make it – then when you know it is the right cut to make, enjoy whizzing through the branch with this most amazing of pruning saws!