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Number of teeth for a saw to cut branches off a tree

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by oldcardriver, 21 Nov 2019.

  1. oldcardriver

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    l bought a cheap B&Q tipped saw for my father and it cut wood like butter, so I would like to buy myself one for cutting branches of a tree, so just wondered how many teeth per inch should I look for?
     
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    For tree branches, treat yourself to a bow saw.....which will have around 4 tpi.
    John :)
     
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    Bow saw +1
     
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    +2 Pruned a birch tree last week and it was so easy to get through branches up to 4" diameter using a bow saw.
     
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    Just a little mention, I think birch trees are supposed to be cut before winter sets in - like cherry trees? One of the few that don't like winter cutting anyway :) Hope you don't mind me mentioning it Connie!
     
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    Its fine to cut Birch until just before the sap starts to rise to prevent excesive sap loss, so plenty of time yet. Plums on the other hand should be done when the sap is actively flowing to help flush out and seal the cut from any disease that could get introduced ....
    There are also two types of bowsaw blades, raker tooth for fresh unseasoned wood which have more clearance to eject weter chips and pegtooth for dry harder wood but most casual users wouldnt worry about such matters:)
     
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    Thanks for the advice STFT but I spoke to an arborist at work and took him a sample twig. He told me it was one that could be cut late into the year so long as the temperature hadn't reached a constant low of less than 4 degrees.
     
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