Can I cut Bonsai Branches With a Multi-Tool?
No, bonsai branches should only be cut with bonsai tools specifically designed for this purpose. Multi-tools can damage bonsai branches and hinder proper growth.
What Bonsai Tools Do I Need To Get Started?
Bonsai Shears: Used for trimming branches and leaves. Bonsai shears have a curved blade to allow for a clean cut close to the trunk.
Bonsai Knob Cutters: Used for removing larger branches close to the trunk. Bonsai knob cutters have a V-shaped blade that creates a small “knob” when cutting, which helps promote healing.
Bonsai Wire Cutter: Used for cutting bonsai wire. Bonsai wire cutters have a sharp, concave blade that can cut through bonsai wire without damaging the tree.
What Are Bonsai Tools Made From?
Bonsai tools are typically made of stainless steel, which is durable and easy to clean. Some bonsai tools may also be coated with a non-stick material, such as Teflon, to prevent rusting and sticking.
How Should I Care For My Bonsai Tools?
Bonsai tools should be cleaned and oiled after each use. A small amount of WD-40 or other light oil can be used to lubricate the blades and prevent rusting. Bonsai tools should be stored in a dry, dark place when not in use.
Here are a few tips:
– Always clean and oil your bonsai tools after each use.
– Be careful not to cut yourself when using bonsai shears. The blades are very sharp!
– When cutting branches close to the trunk, be careful not to damage the bark.
– Make sure that bonsai wire is cut flush with the branch to avoid harming the tree.
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