All the Bahco pruning saws cut in three phases with a certain part of the saw tooth doing each phase. This means that the cut is more precise with less risk of burs a better cut and finally helping to make sure the wood chips from the saw are removed from the cut, helping to prevent any sticking.
Most of the saws are hard point and stay sharp for a up to four times longer than non hard point.
How to cut a branch
When cutting a branch off the tree it is important to make the cut as clean as possible to prevent possibility of disease entering with minimum damage to the bark.
The picture shows the three stages. 1. On small branches cut the branch from the bottom about one quarter. Medium branches cut from the bottom by one third.
2. Cut from the top of the branch but a few inches away from the trunk.
3. Finish with a clean, final cut near the trunk.
For very large branches, cut back the branches in stages to help reduce the weight of each part of the branch.
Bahco Curved Pruning Saws
There are a range of curved pruing saws which are all pull saws. I personally find these the easiest to use when pruning trees and very large shrubs.
These are the saws of choice in the tree fruit industry because they require less effort than many other saws.
When cutting a branch the curve naturally goes into the branch and as one pulls this means that it works with gravity meaning that there is less effort required by the user.
JS Range of Bahco Saws
Professional pruning sword saw. Comfortable handle allowing for high usage without fatigue Good for working at low levels and in dense areas. Some provided with a belt holster.
Hard point for extra life. Replacment blades available in 2 lengths either 240mm or 280mm .
Bahco Bow saws have excellet saws and can come either with a peg blade for mature or dry wood or rake tooth for live and green wood. The cut takes place on both the push and pull stroke