Branch cutter buying guide
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- Straight cut
- Anvil cut
- Steel quality
What can branch cutters cut?
Branches, of course!... But beyond this obvious answer, what diameter are we talking?
What are the important characteristics?
Straight cut (crossed blades)
Used for green and dry branches and small shrubs, these cutters produce neat, clean cuts without damaging the fibres of the branch. The cutters operate with two curved cutting blades.
Designed for cutting hardwoods and dead wood, anvil cutters consist of a single, very thin cutting blade moving against a groove in a second, thicker blade (which serves as a support for the first). They are not recommended for soft or green branches because they crush the fibres rather than cutting through them.
The quality of the leverage, whether with levers or gears, is mainly a function of the length of the arms and the steel quality. Levered cutters are designed to produce less force. Choose ergonomic handles for a more comfortable cut.
What accessories are available for your branch cutters?
When choosing your branch cutters, choose a brand that guarantees easy availability of spare parts and accessories.
Tips for choosing
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Jeremy, construction site supervisor, Cardiff 127 guides écrits
for 4 years now, I am restaoring and bulding an extrension to a bungalow in the heart of the welsh countyside. My experience in manual work and my knowledge means I am proud to be of service. Terraces, interior design, roofing, plumbing, electricty, anything goes! We have, my wife, daughter and I, built almost everything we have from scratch! So to answer all of your questions, and to orientate and advise you on coosing your tools? Easy!
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