Having the right bonsai tools is very important if you want to grow your own homemade bonsai tree. Good pruning and wiring wouldn’t be possible without the proper equipment. There are many brands when it comes to bonsai tools; some of them are very expensive while others are more than affordable. You’ll realize after you check out costs that expensive bonsai tools usually are made in Japan and cheap ones in China. However some of the Chinese brands have reasonable good quality.
BASIC BONSAI TOOLS
Wire: Used to shape and train the bonsai tree. There are two types of wire: anodized aluminum and annealed copper.
Bonsai Turn Table: This piece of equipment is used for working and displaying purposes.
Leaf Cutter with Long Handle: This tool is used to prune small branches.
Small Shear: This is a defoliation tool. It cuts leaves.
Butterfly Shear: This tool is intended for pruning small branches and triming roots.
Long Shear: This tool is used to prune small and medium sized branches.
Large Concave Cutter: This cutter is intended for pruning large branches.
Small Concave Cutter: This cutter is used to prune medium size branches.
Large Knob Cutter: This tool is intended for making deep hollow wounds.
Small Knob Cutter: This tool is also used to make deep hollow wounds.
Trunk Benders: This tool is intended for bending the trunk of a bonsai tree.
Wire Cutter: Thit tool is used to cut the wire employed for shaping and training the bonsai tree.
Rake: This tool is used to remove the soil around the roots of the bonsai.
Root Hook: This hook is used for bonsai tree repotting purposes. It removes the soil from the roots.
Jin Tool: This tool is used to strip bark and fiber from your bonsai tree.
Coco Brush: This brush is intended for cleaning the soil surface under the bonsai.
Copper Brush: This brush is used to clean trunks and branches
Watering Can: This tool is for watering. We recommend a watering can with a long neck and a fine nozzle.