Practical, Sharp & Sturdy: 3 Best Pruning Saw You Have to Buy

One of the common routines in my garden is to remove excess or unnecessary twigs or branches. Although hand pruners and cutters are very helpful, there are just items they cannot slice and the use of chainsaw or gas hedge trimmer would then be impractical.

This is when I discovered the benefits of having the best pruning saw.


What is a pruning saw?

A pruning saw is a mighty cutting tool for branches or stems that are more than 4 inches thick. It is a great company not only for house garden but in your cropping fields as well.

Practicality of Owning a Pruning Saw​

You might have asked yourself “Why do I need a special pruner when I still have this saw I use for carpentry?” I know how you feel. I even know that you might be thinking that this is not impractical at all, right? Wrong.

Pruning Saws are special. Compared to the one you already have, Carpenter saws are used for cutting dry woods. Plants, on the other hand, are basically moist.

Aside from that, pruners are out of the ordinary because of the method you should employ when you cut your branches. Not like the saw of carpenters, you do not push to cut. Instead, you pull the gadget while it is in contact with your wound to initiate the incision.

You might want to notice the curvature of its blade. If it is not really bent, the angle between the holder and the blade is remarkably decreased. The aim is to enhance the pull-back cutting action of your saw.

What are the Things you have to consider when buying a Pruning Saw?​

Handles I am a fan of good products but to be honest, one of the primary things I check in tools is actually the one which I will be holding to operate. As much as possible, I prefer a cushioned handle.​

But aside from that, I also check if it is designed to make my hands comfortable while I am using it. I can work for hours but this time span will either increase or decrease depending on the tool.

Weight – the weights should also be taken into consideration. If it is too heavy for you, you might easily strain your hand, arm, and even back muscles. On the other hand, if it is too light, you might not consider it too effective.​

Blades – you have to identify the type of plants you are going to prune so as to determine the perfect size of blade for you. If you wish to slice less than 4 inches, you might go with a shorter one. The sizes are directly proportional: the bigger the branch, the longer the blade. Not unless you are not really concerned with how fast you can finish your task.​

Tooth – if you observe, they differ from the depths of the bevels of the teeth. They are more course compared to carpenter saw. There are specific types of tooth if you want finer cuts, so be sure to orient yourselves first before shelling out your money.​

How to Properly Use a Pruning Saw?​

  • The first thing that you have to do is to identify the branch you need to prune. Choosing the adequate pruning saw (taking into consideration the size and style of teeth) is needed so that you would not have unnecessary wastage of time, money and effort.
  • Safety should always be a priority like I would always say in all my other articles. Therefore, you should choose a comfortable position that will allow you to cut effectively.
  • Assess if there are preliminary cuts already. Work from there if you would like to avoid lacerations on your plant.This happens when you accidentally removed the part that connects the heavy weight from the main branch. It can then snap and fall by itself tearing some of the parts of your tree
  • Create a groove that will serve as a guide especially if you are cutting vertical branches.
  • Place the blades on the top part of the branch you would like to slice. This is the safest since the blade is away from your face. This position is also the and most sensible since the force of gravity would be helping you work faster.
  • Start cutting just as how you use your carpenter saw but this time exerting more pressure on the pulling motion.

3 Best Pruning Saws

**Below, you'll find our more detailed reviews, but you can also click the links above to see current prices or read customer reviews on Amazon.

#1. Corona RS 7265D Razor Tooth Folding Pruning Saw, 10-Inch Curved Blade

What we like:

  • It is foldable! That is the very first thing that attracted me to this product. The container is also no-nonsense as it can open without difficulty and close firmly guaranteeing the user’s safety.
  • Able to cut small to medium branches
  • The triple-ground impulse hardened teeth has cutting ability that works three times better and faster
  • Handles are non-slip
  • Warranty: Lifetime

    What we don't like:

    • Although it is foldable, it is a bit heavier than other longer pruning saw

    #2. Fiskars 15 Inch Pruning Saw with Handle

    What we like:

    • Triple-ground power tooth blade allowing you to cut faster
    • Produces clean cuts in a faster rate
    • Very secure grip makes it so easy to maneuver
    • Lightweight: only 12 ounces
    • Warranty: Lifetime

      What we don't like:

      • It could be difficult to use at first, but as they say, practice makes perfect.
      • I do not, however, agree that it can actually cut in both directions as what is stated in the product description.

      #3. Samurai Ichiban 13” Curved Pruning saw with Scabbard (GC-330LH)

      What we like:

      • It is made in Japan (yes! Where the great samurai came from)
      • It is made of kyoku blade. It stays sharp way longer than the others and when it does dull, it remains sharper than the others.
      • It can work as scabbard
      • Weight: 12.8 ounces

        What we don't like:

        • This is counterintuitive, but this blade is extremely sharp. Extreme caution is advised
        • It is expensive compared to others


        There are just so many functions of this tool that is why you have to spend some time looking for the best pruning saw. Buy your own pruning saw and you will never regret it. It is not only convenient for gardening because you can also bring it for camping.

        Remember to be guided by

        • Knowing what you are going to use it for
        • Identifying which features you would like your pruning saw to have
        • Learning how to properly use it, and
        • Practicing good maintenance techniques to prolong its effectivity

        With all of the features discussed above, I would highly recommend Corona RS 7265D Razor Tooth Folding Pruning Saw, 10-Inch Curved Blade. For its versatility primarily as you can easily slip it in your bags and bring it with you anywhere anytime you want.

        I salute the other 2 pruning saws as well because of their dynamic power.​

        Thank you for spending time reading this article. I hope you enjoyed. Please feel free to comment and share!


        Amelia Robinson is a lover of plants and gardens, as well as an educator on this topic. It’s her goal to make sure that you get the chance to learn what you need to about gardening to succeed with your own home garden at the blog RobinsonLovePlants.com. You’re not going to find just a collection of basic articles about gardening here. Instead, she wants to answer the difficult questions for you. She tweets at @robinsonplants

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