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Can I use a normal pair of scissors for pruning? 3 years 5 months ago #39465

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Hi, I was wondering if I would need to buy Bonsai tools for pruning and trimming. What difference would using a normal pair of scissors make vs. one made for Bonsai? Thank you for helping

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Can I use a normal pair of scissors for pruning? 3 years 5 months ago #39472

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Well, to see the difference I´d propose you to do one thing... Do buy a pair of shears and then take these and a regular pair of scissors. Go to your tree and use both to prune some leaves or unwanted branches and them compare the two... Draw your own conclusions and then let us know your results.

Alain

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Can I use a normal pair of scissors for pruning? 3 years 5 months ago #39474

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But of course you can if you have one that cuts really good. Especially if the tree is young and it's not in a refinement stage. I've seen a man that practiced bonsai for 25 years without bonsai scissors and the results were amazing. The best replacement is medical equipment (sharp - stainless steel).
I agree with alainleon that perfect tools make the perfect tree but don't think you can't practice bonsai without one.
With the branch and nob cutter it's a different story.
Cheers!

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Can I use a normal pair of scissors for pruning? 3 years 5 months ago #39476

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Normal scissors are fairly blunt. Bonsai scissors have sharpened blades. They cut, rather than tear. So only if you find scissors that are sharp like blades can you consider it.
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Can I use a normal pair of scissors for pruning? 4 months 4 weeks ago #68912

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Hi all, how to choose good scissors?

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