Gardening with Bow Saws

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A bow saw will help you to do heavier cutting in the garden. Learn about gardening with bow saws from an award-winning horticulturist in this free home landscaping video. View Video Transcript

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Hi, I'm Stan De Freitas, Mr. Green Thumb, for On Gardening. One of the tools that I like to use for cutting any large limb is that of the Bow Saw. The Bow Saw is one of those saws that you'll have that you can have for years. In fact, I've had this one for probably fifteen years. You can see, occasionally I put a coat of paint on it just to keep it fresh. But you can simply change the blade, which is easily available. It takes about two seconds to do it, so you can put a new blade in when this one gets too dull. The metal part will last forever, just about, and of course, it's a good tool for cutting larger limbs. You can probably cut up to a three or four inch limb off your Oak tree, or your Maple by using a Bow Saw. If you're working on Citrus or fruiting trees, a Bow Saw is a must, because from time to time, if you've got dead wood you've got to remove it, and that's where you need a handsaw like this. And that's what a Bow Saw is; it's a type of handsaw that you're going to use on those bigger branches. Bow Saws are easy to work with, and they'll help make your garden alive. For On Gardening, I'm Stan De Freitas, Mr. Green Thumb.