Root Cutter

Root Cutter by Tian Bonsai Tools

Similar to a spherical cutter or a concave cutter, this tool resembles many of our typical bonsai tools used for cutting and trimming.

However, the main difference is that it has been designed for the “dirty job.” This tool is made to last as it takes the harshness of tough wood, dirt and sand to attack large roots.

tian bonsai root cutter stainless steel

Designed for thick roots or mess of roots (often called a root ball) for trimming or removal with pressing blade edges together and tearing.

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These stainless steel root cutters are an excellent bonsai tool that is used to help thin the root ball when repotting bonsai trees. 

Heavy roots are removed with ease with this tool and they also leave a clean cut to help promote healing. 

These cutters measure 205 mm in length.

What is a root cutter?

Root cutters assist in potting or repotting of bonsai. They are made to easily cut while performing under muddy or dirty conditions.

Although primarily developed as a root system solution, the root cutter is indeed a cutter and bonsai root trimmer. It is and is also made be used to assist in cutting or tearing a bonsai effect.

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This product is made for controlling, trimming, and removing roots or root systems.

To use the tool, press the edges hard together while capturing the root(s) you are interested in eliminating. Continue to apply pressure at the same time.

For stimulating feeder root recreation, angle the pull and create a tearing motion. For cleaner cuts, apply pressure on edges while moving back and forth in small controlled movements until the cut goes through completely.

This item is designed for harsh and messy conditions. Little or no sharpening is needed if it is used primarily for soft root cutting.

Keep the tool clean and monitor joints in order to ensure minimal dirt accumulation.

It is made to create a quick and forceful cut, and the blade edges are lasting and carefree.

Unlike other cutters, the edges will stay sharp enough to do root-work without having to worry about constant sharpening.

In fact, the rough cut may facilitate the creation of feeder roots from the tear it made and optimizes the overall health, feeding, and anchoring of the bonsai tree. In others words, it gives your bonsai more legs.

Cleaning and maintenance

It is incredibly important to clean down all bonsai tools after use with a light oil such as camellia oil.