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Concave branch cutter

 Concave branch cutter - (Tool)

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bonsai_concave_branch_cutter_01.gif image CONCAVE BRANCH CUTTER -

Known in Japan as MataEDA Hasami.

These are used to cut a whole branch at the trunk, leaving a concave cut to foster healing with minimal scarring. As the wound heals the edges will roll over to fill the the hollow and heal flush with the trunk.

These cutters are available in different sizes but as a general rule a cutter should not be used on branches with a diameter greater than half the width of the blades.

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