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Show me your tools! 3 months 1 week ago #37542

80% of the time I've been using always the same set of tools: chopsticks, root and foliage scissors, tweezers and wire cutters.
Also this Kaneshin jin pliers that doubles as a wire bender, very useful.
Most of the tools are japanese from Kaneshin, but some are chinese. The difference in the cut and hardness is very clear.
How about you, what have you been using and why?

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Show me your tools! 3 months 1 week ago #37546

There is the concave cutter also, too big to be in the tool case.
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Show me your tools! 3 months 1 week ago #37550

Poeh, I have loads of tools now. I need a new nobcutter, and was looking at what to buy actually.

This is an overview of what I had some 4 years ago. Since then, I have added large root splitters, a very small nobcutter and a new concave cutter (As I bent the one in this picture).

Most of mine are no-brand tools (Or at least, I do not know the brand). I was lucky: When I bought my first tree, the guys I bought it from was stopping completely with the hobby, and gave me his duplicate tools. So I only bought a few items myself. :) Since then, I have spent too much on tools but well. A good tool will pay for itself in the reduced annoyance. I find however, that also cheap tools work well, as long as you don't push them too hard.

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Show me your tools! 3 months 1 week ago #37567

I like your foldable saw, bigger than mine!
Is your number five only a rake?
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Show me your tools! 3 months 1 week ago #37570

Rake - spatula, yeah.
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