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Last updated: November 18, 2020

What Is A Pruning Saw?

By Herbert Dorman

A pruning saw is a tool coming with sharp teeth used to cut lumber. Additionally, the tool helps the user get rid of large shrubs and trim small tree branches. Pruning saws cut thick branches. Furthermore, pruning plants makes them attractive and increases the health and productivity of flowering or fruiting shrubs. Besides, it is necessary for users to have more information on what is a pruning saw for them to operate effectively.

 

Uses Of A Pruning Saw

 

  • Working on nurseries

Pruning saws are among the best tools used in nurseries. Additionally, the pruning saw has a small handle that best suits working around the home compound. Moreover, it is best for trimming flowers and young plants on the nursery beds. The equipment has a straight or curved blade ensuring easy cutting of the branches.

 

  • Cutting greenwood or sap

The pruning straight blade saw has unique functionality in addition to the straight motion. Additionally, the saw has a unique construction including six to eight teeth for every inch, ensuring the pruning saw cuts green wood.

 

  • Pruning pole

A pruning saw helps the user cut the poles that are beyond the arm’s reach. It has a saw attached to a long pole and tough jaws. Pressing in a squeeze-action mechanism operates the pruning saw for the jaw to cut off the branch. The pruning saw constitutes lightweight aluminium and a head that rotates up to one hundred and eight degrees for the user to prune any pole at any angle.

 

  • Cutting off tough branches

A curved pruning blade saw cuts through tough but not necessarily huge branches. It is best for cutting the branches that fall off just with one sharp strike. However, the curved blade pruning saw requires more care and maintenance than the normal pruning saw with a straight blade.

 

  • Cutting down heavy tree branches for cultivation purposes

Big and heavy tree branches need large models of pruning saws. The large models of pruning saws are mostly used for commercial purposes, but not domestic gardening. When the user needs clearing heavy branches of a tree to prepare the then, a large pruning saw works best. However, the large pruning saws need a skillful laborer, and great care when using the tool for the first time.

 

  • Keeping the compound free from dead branches

When branches of a tree are not cut off, the leaves dry and fall off, making the compound untidy. A pruning saw makes work easy for the user by making it possible to run even heavy branches to no fall offs. Therefore, the user does not have to clean the compound every time.

 

  • Saves property from potential damage

During rainy seasons, heavy rains may cause falling of some branches from the tall trees. Therefore, the large falling tree branches may result in severe accidents or damages to either the surrounding people or animals. However, with a pruning saw at your palm, you or your loved ones or even your property will be safe from the accident of falling tree branches.

 

  • Promotes new growth in trees

Pruning the old branches from a tree, creates a way for light to pass through. Therefore, trees receive the maximum green light to flower and grow healthy. With fresh and green growth, the compound looks cool and attractive, and everyone admires being in such a place.

 

  • Gets rid of hanging branches

Hanging branches over roofs and power lines make a compound look unkempt. A pruning saw helps the user prevent overgrowth of tree branches making a compound smart. When you prune branches, you make trees or plants grow on your terms so that no big branches are hanging over your roof.

 

  • Saves on time

A pruning saw comes with teeth that make cutting even though branches easy and fast. The user, therefore, takes less time to tidy up their compound and with less effort.

 

  • Promotes long term health of trees

After pruning, a tree is set up straight with a good foundation. Moreover, the plant grows healthy and attractive without old and dry branches. Additionally, the clean and polished look after pruning trees gives the compound an elevated and attractive landscape.

 

How A Pruning Saw Works

How A Pruning Saw Works

A pruning saw operates on the push and pulls stroke. Consequently, cutting through tree shrubs and branches is easy and quick since the tool has five to twelve teeth per inch to handle big and tough branches. Additionally, the pruning saw comes with an open pistol hand that ensures the user has a firm grip. The curved handle makes cutting branches above your head easier since the handle is light. Therefore, there is less strain on the wrist in the pruning process.

 

Choose the starting position 

Using a pruning saw needs the user to choose a position before starting the cut. The best cut is from the top to the lower side so that there is gravity pulling the saw into the wood. Changing your position relative to the plant and the saw enables you to make the cut in different ways according to your comfort and access. 

 

Reduce the limb weight

You need to reduce limb weight by making preliminary cuts since thick branches have heavy weight that may result in premature break. Making cuts reduces the weight of the branch and prevents tearing at the part where the branch is attached to the plant. Making a groove that prevents the pruning saw from slipping away finalizes the cut. Slipping of a saw is risky especially when working on non-horizontal branches. After making a groove, the user cuts at high speed back and forth until the branch falls off from the plant.

Thanks to Greg for making this video.



 

Final Thought

Purchasing a pruning saw is one of the best decisions for every home owner since it makes the compound appear kept and attractive. Additionally, getting rid of old branches promotes the healthy growth of trees and crops. 

Owning a pruning saw is therefore, a good step to the proper maintenance of crops and trees in your compound. Additionally, visiting websites gives information on how the pruning saw works and why you should purchase one if you need tidying up your compound.