In this article we’re going to be talking about how to choose a bonsai shears.
I’ve got a lot of shears on my toolcase and they’re all different material or they’re all different price ranges and I thought it might be neat tosort of go over the pros and cons of each and why say I prefer one over another and why I use certain shears for which one I use for different situations.
The first shears I’ve got is this sort ofall-purpose shears so you can recognize it from a big handle and usually this is made in Taiwan or it’s made in China occasionally.
You can find all of these this shears and scissors in our store
I think I called the all-purpose but these are probably the number one beginners here that I always recommend if somebody is just starting with bonsai and they don’t want to put down a lot of money for shears.
I like about my all-purpose it price. I mean this is will be the lowest price shear that you’re going to find. I mean I think on our store it’s like nineteen dollars so it’s a steal this year.
Is a super cheap but at the same time it’s not really given up much in terms of function, I mean it still got a really good sharp point and if the handles are great you know it’s got a lot of control and they still can handle almost everything you need.
They can evencut thick branches as long as you cutthem at the joint right there and not at point it
So if you’re just starting out I would go to this made in China stainless steel shear .
If you are goingo to a bonsai school or taken some class, a piece of colored masking tape around the handle, a strip or wrap, will help you that indicated it was mine.
I love the shape of this shears it’s smaller it’s got this like didn’t handle too small handles and it’s really easy to control everything to get in there candles cut in little branches, trim back growth this is great for control
I use this shears for when I was first learning for about two years and it really never let me down.
I made the point you know still you know it’s stillsharp at the point and it hasn’t shipped and since since the stainless steel ifyou leave it out it doesn’t really change.
It doesn’t rust and you can leave it out all day and leave it all night and you can come back to it and still go function exactly the same the only con is that it’s a little bit more expensive.
Some people say: “okay, but it iss made in China” but you know what the Chinese made tools have actually kind of stepped up their game, honestly this tool, this shears if you know if I didn’t switch to this one I’d still be usingit it’s very functional.
I definitely think it’s very good shears.
Lastly have got this shear. This is a made in Japan carbon steel shear .
A superior cut comes from Japanese cutters. These scissors are made to stay sharp and out last the competition.
Use the tool for all small to medium cutting jobs. Show off to your friends with a superior quality shear for your trimming and cutting needs.
Japanese craftsmanship in bonsai can give your tools more durability and life, better cutting with less need for sharpening.
Remenber. Please keep tool clean and lubricated. Of course, occasional sharpening may be needed.
This is my sharpest shear that I use it’s the carbon steel just in this extremely sharp and if you compare this is kind of silly but if you compare the sound of this years in a hole up the air just country air and compare the sound of the shears you can tell that the quality on this one is just higher than made in China.
The nice thing about this is that when it starts getting used up it starts to kind of fade and it just kind of looks cool a functional wise it still performs the same as it did basically.
I’ve been using this one for about three years but still it’s got enough point.
I can still get in there cut candles trim back row, get the cut that I want in the location I want it.
It is brand tool sucha good sharenow the only downside of this is that it is carbon steel so if I leave this out in the rain say I leave it out in my garden tonight, wth the sprinklers come on this will rust so I wouldn’t switch to these tools unless you’re going to take care of them.
Really you’re not gonnaforget about them outside.
Prevent the tool from forgetting outside
I mean I have got my tool kit on a bonsai tool roll case and they always go in the same spot every time.
That is the way I know if I’m missing a tool. I know one sitting out still in the work desk.
Summing up on the scissors
So to sum it up if you’re just starting I can go for this tool at some point you might graduate from it and be like no what kind of want something nicer and which case you can kind of go to this one.
If you know that you’re not going to pay attention to exactly where you going to put it I go with the stainlees steel one.
But if you wanted to step up to this one this one is a little bit more expensive but it’s going to be the sharpest shear, the highest-quality shear and it will basically last a lifetime as long as you don’t leave it out in the rain.
The Extended Stainless steel Bonsai Shear offers high quality Japanese precision. Being stainless steel, this shear is anti-corrosive and tough.
Made for the serious bonsai hobbyist the advantages of its properties and the extended reach makes this tool a great selection for cutting.
Great tool to be used as a shear or scissor for trimming or cutting tree parts.
Perfect for hard-to-reach areas of the bonsai tree; great extension gives it an advantage.
Use on difficult trees or large bonsai where using an extended neck will come in handy. Made for light to heavy duty tasks.
For optimal cutting, keep the shear sharp. Although the tool is a stainless steel bonsai shear, keep it clean as it will keep its performance steady.
So hopefully that was helpful for you.
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