Types of Pruning Saws

Pruning improves the size and appearance of a tree or shrub. It also improves the health of plants by removing diseased or damaged limbs and branches. Pruning saws are used when branches are too large to be cut with hand pruners or lopping shears. The average pruning saw blade has six teeth, or points, per inch on the blade and can be used on limbs up to 2 ½ inches in diameter. Pruning saws with coarse blades--four teeth or less per inch--are used for larger branches. Finer blades with more than six teeth per inch are used for delicate or close work.

Corona Razor Tooth Saw

The curved blade on the Corona Razor Tooth Saw has impulse-hardened teeth for long life. The coarse teeth of the 14-inch blade are suitable for cutting large branches. The saw has an ergonomically molded handle and the blade is replaceable.

ARS Pruning Turbocut Saw

The ARS Pruning Turbocut Saw has a chrome-plated blade to resist rust. The straight 9-inch blade is suitable for heavy-duty cutting. The saw has a rubber padded handle and a protective holster for storage.

Fiskars D-Handle Pruning Saw

The curved, hardened carbon steel blade on Fiskars D-Handle Pruning Saw will cut large dead or green branches. The 10-inch blade cuts on the pulling motion and cleans the debris from the cut on the pushing motion.

Silky Telescoping Pole Saw

The aluminum handle on the Silky Telescoping Pole Saw extends from 7.9 to 12 feet, providing up to 17 feet in working length. The 16 ½-inch curved blade is made of alloy steel for wear resistance and chrome plated for rust resistance. It has 5.5 teeth per inch.

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Melody Lee began working as a reporter and copywriter for the "Jasper News" in 2004 and was promoted to editor in 2005. She also edits magazine articles and books. Lee holds a degree in landscape design, is a Florida Master Gardener, and has more than 25 years of gardening experience.