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Bonsai Tool Reviews 2017

By admin / May 26, 2017
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You might have them at home or office, but do you really maintain your Bonsai tools as you should? Maintenance is key if you want tools that will last and work properly.

How to Take Care of Your Bonsai Tools

  • Clean and oil them after use
  • Remove buildup of sap on the blades of the cutting tools through applying turpentine
  • Wipe the tool with a rag dipped in oil and ensure you wipe cutting surface till it is clean again
  • Store your tools in a sealed box this ensures they are not exposed to changes in humidity and weather and this prevents rusting.

2017 Recommended Bonsai Sets

6 PCS Master's Grade Bonsai tool set (kit) JTTK-04

It has the following tools:

  • Branch Cutter
  • Knob Cutter
  • ​Root Pruning Scissors
  • Long Handle Scissors
  • Wire Cutter
  • Bonsai Tweezers

One thing you should know is that you will have a quality assured set that you will be able to use it for longer period.

Performance Tool 1499 7pc Tweezer Set

Comes with:

  • Chrome finished carbon steel for durability
  • Used for picking, gripping and handling of very small objects

Triprel Inc Professional Lightweight Bonsai Tool Set

Triprel Inc Professional Lightweight Bonsai Tool Set

Includes: Carbon Steel 14-pc Kit Cutter Scissors Shears Tree W/ Nylon Case


  • It is made of carbon steel
  • lightly oiled
  • ​Heavy duty nylon case with inner flap
  • Heavy duty Equipment
  • Lightweight
  • ​Portable & easy to store

Yescom 6 PCS Bonsai Tool Carbon Steel Shear Set

Yescom 6 PCS Bonsai Tool Carbon Steel Shear Set

Comes with:

  • 6 pieces bonsai tool kit
  • Good for a beginner/a professional
  • ​Lasts longer since it is made of carbon steel
  • Tool roll for storage
  • ​1 leaf trimmer
  • 1 pliers
  • ​1 root hook
  • ​1 folding saw
  • 1 Long handle shear
  • 1 knob cutter
  • 1 case

Houseplant Tool Set 3 Pc Mntcr

Comes with

  • 3-piece houseplant tool set
  • Use for terrariums, bonsai and window boxes.
  • ​Set includes: rake, trowel and transplanter.
  • Carded

Bonsai Tool Kit - 6 Piece Set and Case

This is recommended to any beginner starting using Bonsai tools on your garden.

Comes with:

  • High quality stainless steel
  • 18cm Fine Shears
  • ​20cm Long Handled Scissors
  • ​19cm Heavy Duty Shears
  • 20cm Branch Cutters
  • ​21cm Knob Cutters
  • 21cm Trunk/Branch Splitters
  • Covered in Ryuga leather style bonsai tool roll

Stanwood Bonsai Tool 14 Piece Carbon Steel Shear Set and Tool Kit

This are the 14 pieces:

  • 7 1/2 cutting scissors (large)
  • 7 1/2 cutting scissors (medium)
  • ​7 trimming scissors
  • 4 1/4″ leaf cutter
  • ​8 concave cutter
  • 8 1/4″ knob cutter
  • ​7 wire cutter
  • ​10 1/2″ trunk splitter
  • 9 in plier
  • 7 root cutter
  • ​branch bender (3″ between side bars when furthest apart)
  • 8 1/2″ rake with spatula
  • ​9 root hook
  • 5 3/4″ broom

12 piece Bonsai Tool Set


Comes with:

  • 200mm Branch Cutter
  • 205mm Knob Cutter
  • ​185mm Fine Pruning Shears
  • ​180mm General Pruning Shears
  • 120mm Detail Pruning Scissors
  • 180mm Wire Cutter
  • ​180mm Root Shears
  • 110mm Sprung Leaf Shears
  • ​220mm Rake/Tweezer combination tool
  • ​230mm Root Hook
  • ​Double ended Coir Brush
  • Zip up leather look padded case

This far-reaching bonsai tool set is intended to serve for the vast majority of the upkeep work required on Bonsai. It incorporates a large portion of the apparatuses required to keep your trees looking awesome. This toolbox additionally incorporates the bigger 200mm Branch and knob cutters rather than the more common 180mm apparatuses found in other bonsai device sets. This must be the best value Bonsai toolbox accessible. When contrasting and other toolboxes available make note of precisely what apparatuses are being offered as most do exclude the bigger branch and knob cutter

Essential Bonsai Tools and Their Use

Knob Cutter

This is what a specialist needs in cutting out branches. It is the fundamental piece of your bonsai toolbox additionally you can utilize this apparatus in expelling wood in a substantially snappier and more exact way while forming the last surface cut on the branch. The handle cutter is additionally helpful when you have to dispose of undesirable trunk or root material in a zone where a somewhat expelled tap root is found. With the forceful snacking development of the instrument, this kills overabundance hard situated underneath the storage compartment. This additionally makes it less demanding for you to fit the plant appropriately into the pot.



Rakes vary in designs from 3 prongs, 2 prongs and other only one prong. To know which will suit your type of work here is a tip, the lesser the prongs your rake has the stronger it is. Those with more prongs I will recommend for finishing touches when raking out roots.

Root Hook

Bonsai root hook incorporate the delicate unraveling of roots and expulsion of soil. A few people utilize a chopstick to do these assignments, especially when the plant is still little. At the point when the plant has developed into its medium or expansive size, you should utilize a more productive apparatus, for example, a root hook. This apparatus has hooks with one to three focuses, in spite of the fact that a single point root hook more productive in expelling soil without making damage to fine and little roots. While hooks with different focuses are incredible for soil removal, roots frequently get tangled in the focuses, which can prompt breakage of fine roots.

Re-potting Sickle

Re-potting Sickle

This tool is used for:  cutting twines or ropes, but its specialty is repotting. The tool is designed so as it is able possible to be inserted between inner surface of the bonsai & compacted root ball, this makes it easy to remove the tree from the pot.


  • Flat blade
  • Saw teeth
  • ​Japan made

Root Cutter

When you have to put an untrained bonsai plant in a pot surprisingly, it is critical to abbreviate or dispose of substantial roots. While you can discover a few devices that will have the capacity to carry out the job including the concave pruners, there are dangers required in utilizing unseemly tools since it is conceivable that some little stones will be stuck in the blades. In light of this, it is vital to utilise the correct tools for the work, for example, the root cutter since it has a sharp edge which is thicker and coarser. This enables it to withstand damages caused by little stones. While you are probably going to use this instrument less as often as possible, it is as yet essential to have this in your bonsai pack.

Concave Pruner

Concave Pruner

This is a standout amongst the most imperative bonsai tools that one has to purchase. Make sure you search for a top quality concave pruner made of the finest material. It is used to cut branches appropriately, which guarantees fast mending of the injury. The device got its name from the state of the mark or cut left on the branch. At the point when utilized the right way the injury/wound is probably going to recuperate quicker from the sides of the trunk or branch from the top and base parts. With the inward despondency left into the trunk. For the individuals who are hoping to purchase a concave pruner a great alternative is the 8-inch pruner since this size is considered as the most flexible and usually utilized for gardening.

Bud Scissors

When trimming little branches, buds and leaves of any bonsai plant it is advisable to utilized the correct tool that will ensure you do these jobs appropriately. Bud scissors are exactly what you may require for this reason since they come with finger openings and shorter sharp edges for incredible control and magnificent cutting force at whatever point vital. As you close the cutting edges of the scissors, the handles' shaft stays far separated. This component averts unintentional squashing of critical parts of the plant when you close the handle shafts.

Stainless Angled Tweezers

Tweezers are useful for removing dead leaves and different debris and mealy bugs and other destructive bugs, without harming delicate new shoots, buds and leaves. Additionally you can utilize your tweezers for dispersing undesirable live buds, leaves and shoots. 8.25

Summary of Bonsai Tools & Their Functions

Bonsai ToolsFunction
Branch JackBending Trunks
Soil sievesPreparation of Soil
Root CuttersTrimming roots
Soil ScoopsPreparation of Soil

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