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Japanese Style Pull-Cut Folding Pruning Saw - Added in Spring 2020

It took a little bit over a year , but I now have this folding pruning saw in my yard and garden toolset.  Last March, I shared a photo of a Fiskars folding pruning saw that I saw at Walmart and realized that I could put it to good use. We have plenty of limbs that fall from the trees in our yard that are too big to 'crack' but too small to pile up and process with a more formal saw.  Couple that dynamic with the fact that I don't own a chainsaw and you'll start to understand how I could use this saw. Look at the pile of limbs from that large downed Oak limb in this post for the type of cuts that I'd use this saw for in our yard. Here's a look at the saw below - out of the package: The back of the package includes an interesting nugget in terms of what this saw is applicable for:  wood, plastic and BONE (up to 4").  Bone, people! I haven't been great about keeping all my garden tools in one spot - in a way that makes them easy to tu

Adding a Folding Saw To Garden Arsenal?

I was out at the Walmart with one of the kids on a recent weekend and I naturally wandered into the garden section.  They didn't have the outside part open yet, but the inside was being stocked up for all your Spring and Summer needs.  There were pots of all various shapes and sizes, bags of soil and down at the end of the garden center was this display of tools.  They had pruners and clippers and shovels.  But they also had this:  a folding saw.  (oh...and yeah..there's a blade sharpener, too!  But, for this post, let's focus on the folding saw.) Our yard is full of medium and some very mature trees.  Oaks and Maples.  And they loose a lot of little branches and limbs.  So, every Spring (and frankly...all Summer long), our yard is full of sticks.  Plenty of them are small little things.  I can crack them in two with my hands and I throw them in one of the fireplaces.  But others are larger and I can't handle them well.  I don't own an axe - either a large on