Pruning garden plants makes them look more attractive, but it also can increase the health and productivity of flowering or fruiting shrubs. When it comes to doing the pruning work, you’ll get a better result if you use the optimal tool to accomplish each part of the job. One important gardening tool is called a pruning saw. If you’ve never used one, you may have lots of questions. What is a pruning saw? What are pruning saws used for? When to use pruning saws?
A pruning saw is a tool with the same sharp teeth as saws used for cutting lumber. But pruning saws are intended for trimming live shrubs and trees. There are many types of pruning saws, each intended for a particular type of branch or stem. All types of pruning saws should have hardpoint, heat-treated teeth, but they come in different sizes and shapes. Using a pruning saw that matches the task at hand makes it easier to do a good job. What are pruning saws used for? They are intended to help you trim larger shrubs and smaller tree branches. If you are wondering when to use pruning saws, here’s a good rule of thumb. If the branch or trunk you want to trim is under 1.5 inches (3.81 cm.) in diameter, consider a hand pruner. If the wood is that thick or thicker, it is prudent to use a pruning saw