Cutting Edge Pruning Tools
What’s a Cut Above the Rest
April 27, 2023
What do you look for in pruning tools? Something that gets the job done, no doubt, but how about getting it done efficiently. Here are some of the key factors to consider when shopping for the right cutting-edge pruning tools.
THE Right Cutting Edge Pruning Tools
When shopping for any product, do you conduct preliminary research or just go with your gut? We’ve done a little research for you and found these are some of the top considerations when it comes to pruning tools:
- Sharp blades. The sharper the blade, the cleaner the cut, which is what you want for quick, precise work. Of course, you also need to use more caution when carrying it around your yard. Most tools come with locking clips to help keep the cutters closed when not in use. No matter how sharp the blade, the size of the branch should also be considered. Small hand pruners can handle thin branches, but you’ll need a larger tool to tackle the thicker limbs.
- Functionality. Pruners that aren’t easy or comfortable to use won’t do you much good. Look for something with a non-slip grip that fits the type of work you want to do—from clipping thin low branches to trimming taller, thicker ones. The type of blade also makes a difference. Whether it’s straight, serrated or curved, there will be a branch it can cut better. Pruners with a longer handle are meant for reaching taller heights and across wider areas. If you still can’t reach the branch with a tall tool, it’s time to call a seasoned pro.
- Brand. If you’re a loyal customer to a specific brand, you may start looking for pruners from a name you trust. There’s no shame in narrowing down your choices to a well-made tool from a reliable company.
The Right Help
The right tool will change depending on the type of pruning you’re doing. What stays the same is the need for an easy-to-use, sharp-bladed pruner you can use while firmly planted on the ground. If the job requires you to climb a ladder or tangle with utility lines, call a professional pruning company for assistance. The right company will bring the appropriate tools for the job to get it done efficiently. Contact Elite Tree Care for more information on tree and plant pruning services and clip your yard back into shape.
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