Shear Saw and Lop Your Way to the Perfect Cut
Shear Saw and Lop Your Way to the Perfect Cut. In the market to purchase some tools for pruning? Choosing the correct tool for the job can ease your work. Below are are some tools that will shear, saw and lop your way to the perfect cut.
Another common name for pruning shears are hand pruners. Whether the tool goes by pruning shears or hand pruners it is the same tool, a type of scissors that can be held with one hand to cut plant material and branches up to a ½ an inch in diameter.
There are two types of shears, anvil and bypass. The major difference between the two is that anvil pruners have one blade and bypass has two blades. The anvil pruners tend to take less effort but also crush your branches leaving a messy cut. Bypass pruners are by far my favorite of the two tools. They require a little more physical effort but make cleaner, healthy cut.
Regardless of which tool you use, be sure to purchase a set that has a brightly colored handle. This will help you locate the tool once you set it down.
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Loppers can handle branches that are about 2 inches in diameter. If you find yourself struggling with two hands to cut a branch with your pruning shears, than you need to pull out the loppers. Loppers are essentially pruning shear with long handles. They also come in anvil and bypass types.
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Pruning saws are useful for branches up to three inches in diameter, have wide set crosscut teeth and come in three types. The styles are one with a handle, one with a curved blade that folds and a bow type. I find the curved blade saws are easier to use and handle better.
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In cases where you don’t have a ladder or are afraid of heights a pole pruner will allow you to keep your feet firmly planted on the ground and cut branches 1 inch thick or less. A pole pruner is a combination of loppers and a curved pruning saw mounted to a 12 foot pole.
Purchase a pole pruner that has a wooden or fiberglass handle and always use extra caution when trimming near electrical lines. Also, please be sure to wear eye protection and a hardhat and do not stand directly under the branches you will be cutting off for safety purposes. Search For Pole Pruners on Amazon.com
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