Pruning large trees is important, not only to shape them and prevent overgrowth, but for safety. We often need to remove branches above property that could fall and cause damage during a storm, and branches that grow too close to power lines.
There are many types of pruning saws, and many types of blades, handles, and configurations. Each saw has its own set of strengths and weaknesses, so it’s important to choose the right saw for your use case.
Japanese power tool brands consistently rank near the top of the list for customer satisfaction, durability, quality and innovativeness. Brands like Makita, Hikoki, Tone, Shindaiwa, Echo and Kioritz are known world-over for their incredible quality and longevity. This article hopes to introduce you to some of the Japanese power tool brands that you may not have heard of, as well as to answer some of the common questions about the brands you know and love.
Nata are great for pruning, stripping branches, cutting through brush and undergrowth, splitting logs and bamboo, and even cutting down whole trees. They’re versatile and multi-functional, to a level much greater than a western axe or hatchet. They’re an extremely useful tool for gardening, land-clearing, and forestry.
We’ve ranked the top seven Japanese nata axes, so that if you’re in the market for a nata this year, you can know with confidence that you’re choosing the right one.
Japanese carpenters often avoid using nails and glue. They cut wood to fit together perfectly like puzzle pieces. Intricate joinery requires exceptionally high-quality and well-designed tools. The Japanese saw is one tool western woodworkers need to know about.
Japanese saws cut on the pull motion. Because of this, they require less weight on the blade while cutting, so they’re more precise and don’t need to be as thick and robust as western saws. As they're much thinner than western saws, they're sharper and far more versatile. If you’re in the market for a hand saw for wood, a pull saw may be just what you need.
Pruning shears, or secateurs, are vital for keeping your plants healthy and gardens tidy. Home gardeners and professionals alike use them for everything in our gardens. From dead-heading flowers to promote new buds to thinning trees that have grown too large. From shaping bushes to harvesting fruit and picking flowers.
It is no secret that Japan is famous for its blades. From samurai swords in the past to kitchen knives today. But did you know they also manufacture garden shears renowned for their sharpness and durability?