A great tool for any gardener to have is a Pruning Saw.
With this post on the best tree pruning saws I will be listing 7 different ones that I believe will be an invaluable tool for any gardener to own.
Whether you are just using it at home in your own garden or out working as a professional gardener then either one of these 7 pruning saws will be a great help to you.
Pruning saws will either have a straight or curved blade. The handles on them are normally curved and designed like that to be able to work in awkward areas.
They are great for working in trees when you haven’t got the space to use other saws (chainsaws, bow saws etc.) or when you cannot use loppers due to space issues.
You will be able to cut small to medium sizes branches with ease using one of these saws and there are a lot of times when I will use a pruning saw to cut through even thicker branches.
You will generally find that the majority of pruning saws will cut on the push and pull movement, although there are some that are designed to cut only on the pull movement.
As saws like these are designed for cutting through wood, (be it green wood or dead wood) they are very sharp so you must exercise caution when using this type of saw.
As with all my Best of posts, these are not really in any particular order as all of them are very good pruning saws and capable of doing a fantastic job in any garden.
What is TPI ?
TPI stands for: Teeth Per Inch.
Pruning saws will have a certain amount of teeth per inch and this will determine the size of branch the saw is better designed for cutting.
The fewer teeth per inch means the saw will cut through thicker branches easier, and the more teeth per inch means the saw will cut through smaller branches easier.
When you’re going to use your saw each time then it’s a good idea to check the blade and make sure there is nothing stuck in the teeth anywhere as this could cause you trouble when trying to saw through a branch.
As these saws are designed for cutting wood (tree branches) it’s likely that you will get a build up of sap at some points of using it, so make sure you clean it regularly.
Ideally you should clean the saw after each use. Spraying with a tiny bit of Multi-purpose oil is good and then wipe down with a cloth/rag making sure to be very careful as the blades on pruning saws are very sharp.
Try to always saw from above when using as this is the easiest way to saw through the branches. Trying to saw from below is just too much effort and can be quite dangerous if the weight of the branch comes down on you.
Check also whether the pruning saw you use is designed for cutting on the push and pull strokes or just the pull stroke, otherwise you could be wasting vital energy if you’re trying to push and pull and the saw is only designed to cut on the pull stroke.
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1. Stihl Handycut Pruning Folding Saw
The first one I will list is this from Stihl.
Stihl are renowned for making excellent quality garden machinery, but they also make excellent quality gardening tools like this handycut pruning saw with a straight blade.
The handle on this saw has been ergonomically designed to give the user a comfortable experience.
You can cut up to 5cm branches with ease and at a weight of only 160g this saw is lightweight to use but handles pretty tough cutting tasks very easily.
CLICK HERE to buy this Stihl Handycut Saw
2. Wilkinson Sword Pruning Saw
Wilkinson Sword also make some very good quality gardening tools at reasonable prices.
You can see I have a pair of their lawn edging shears and a pair of their lawn shears in one of my other posts. If you would like to look at that post then please click the link below.
This pruning saw from them has a straight blade and comes with a holster (It is not foldable) to keep it and your fingers safe when it’s not in use.
The blade length on this saw is 25cm. The teeth have been triple ground to help it cut through even thick branches easily.
There is a non-slip grip on the handle for comfort of use.
This saw comes with a 10-year guarantee.
CLICK HERE to buy this Wilkinson Sword Pruning Saw
3. Bahco PG72
I use a lot of Bahco tools and am a big fan of this brand.
You can see a pair of their edging shears in my other post by clicking on the link above in the Wilkinson Sword Pruning Saw review.
I also have a pair of their Secateurs in another of my posts. You can read it by clicking the link below.
This Bahco saw is another folding saw and has a straight blade that has an anti-friction coating on it to prevent stuff sticking to the blade.
The blade is made from high quality steel and is specially designed to cut dry and hard wood at a fast rate.
CLICK HERE to buy this Bahco PG72.
4. Wolf Garten PCS370PRO
If you’ve been on this site before then you’ll know that I’m a massive fan of the Wolf Garten range of tools.
I own a lot myself and am always adding different ones to my collection each year.
Check out my posts on Wolf Garten tools by clicking on the links below.
This Pruning saw lives up to the great name this company have.
It has a curved blade that is 37cm long.
The handle of this saw is ergonomically designed for comfort and there is the option to be able to add a telescopic extension handle to it (The telescopic handle must be purchased separately) which will extend the reach to 8ft.
You can use this saw efficiently on the push and pull strokes.
This comes with the Wolf Garten 10-year warranty.
CLICK HERE to buy this Wolf Garten Saw
5. Spear & Jackson 4948PS/09 Razorsharp
Spear and Jackson are probably one of the better known companies for making garden tools.
You can see there lawn edging shears and lawn shears in one of my other posts. See the link above in the Wilkinson Sword pruning Saw review.
They make brilliant Forks and Spades too which you can read about by clicking the link below.
The blade length is 24.5cm and the teeth have been ground to make them extra sharp. It has a chrome plating to prevent rusting and residue sticking to it.
This will cut through wood up to 9cm (Especially green wood) with absolute ease.
It has a straight blade that is foldable for safety and storage, and will lock into position both when open and closed.
This saw comes with a 10-year guarantee.
CLICK HERE to buy this Spear and Jackson saw.
6. Felco F611
Felco are famous for their Secateurs. You can read my post on Secateurs (Bypass) by clicking the link above in the Bahco PG72 review.
The blade length for this saw is 33cm and is heat treated and made of high quality steel.
This saw comes with a holster that can be attached on your belt for right or left-handed use.
The blade on this saw is also replaceable.
CLICK HERE to buy this Felco F611.
7. Davaon Pro 25cm
The last one on the list is this very good Davaon professional.
The blade is straight, 25cm in length and made from triple ground carbon steel, it’s coated to prevent rust and also it helps with the friction when sawing.
It is another folding saw so you can store it away safely without any sharp blades to catch you out.
There is an anti-slip grip handle for ease of use, making it very comfortable to use.
Great for using on small or large branches. This saw works on the pull stroke and cuts through effortlessly.
CLICK HERE to buy this Davaon Pro.
Thanks for reading my review post on tree pruning saws. I hope it has been helpful to you.
All 7 of the saws I’ve listed are great tools.
A good pruning saw is a real help in the garden and a great addition to your garden tool collection.
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