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No gardener can do without secateurs to prune thin and medium-thick stems. Secateurs come in two versions: bypass (parrot beak) secateurs and anvil secateurs. Bypass secateurs (A) Parrot-beak secateurs are equipped with two sharp blades that work like scissors. This type is very well suited to plants with soft and hollow stems. Anvil secateurs (B) Anvil secateurs consist of one sharp blade and a flat block. The stem rests against the flat block, with the blade coming down to cut it. The anvil type is very well suited to plants and bushes with wooden branches. The flat blade ensures that the stems are not pressed shut in the act of pruning. You should make sure that your secateurs are always sharp. This will save you a lot of time and energy. Hardened steel blades stay sharp the longest, so they need less maintenance.
A manual or electric pruning saw is the more practical solution for thicker branches. A pruning saw is also good when you need to prune in difficult-to-reach spots. Pruning saws come in various shapes and sizes, with or without replaceable saw blade. When choosing a manual pruning saw it’s important to check the teeth. Impulse-hardened teeth stay sharp longer; saws with hard-metal teeth stay sharp even longer. The disadvantage of a manual saw is that you have to push down hard. An electric pruning saw is convenient when you need to saw thicker branches. You should maintain your tools well to ensure they stay sharp. You could even use a reciprocating saw on thicker branches.
A chainsaw is ideal for thicker branches and tree trunks. Both electric and petrol chainsaws are available. An electric chainsaw is lighter and more convenient for DIY jobs. Decide how you want to saw before you start to ensure you work as safely as possible. The way you cut determines how the tree falls. Start by cutting a piece out on the side you want the tree to fall on. Now cut a piece out of the other side a little bit higher than the first. You can keep sawing on this side until the tree falls. For your own safety, power off your chainsaw as soon as the tree falls. The saw may jam because the heavy weight of the tree rests on the saw cut. In that case, drive a wedge into the saw cut to free up the saw.
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Choosing the right pruning tools
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