Bonsai Knob Cutters

Bonsai Knob Cutters

Bonsai knob cutters are one of my favorite tools. They are designed for cutting off bumps or small knobs from trunks of your plant. They are also used to cut away branches while making only a small scar. They way the blades are made, it leaves a small hollow, circular-cut that will heal very quickly without leaving a scar. Add a little cut paste to protect the opening until it heals.

NameImageSizeASIN 
Stanwood Bonsai Tool Professional Grade Japanese Spherical Knob Cutters205 Mm (8") B00CWEO4MCAmazon
Knob Cutter Beginner Bonsai Tools Concave Cutter Round Edge Cutter175 Mm (7")B00HAYZ4BYAmazon
Knob Cutter Beginner Bonsai Tools Made By Carbon Steel Concave Cutter Round Edge Cutter 175 Mm (7")175 Mm (7")B012AESYYWAmazon
Knob Cutter Branch Cutter Mu Tian Bonsai Tools Concave Cutter Round Edge Cutter Professional Grade Tools205 Mm (8")B013XA6BMEAmazon

Trident Maple - Acer buergerianum

Trident Maple - Acer buergerianum

Trident Maple - Acer buergerianum

The Trident Maple - Acer buergerianum is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree reaching a height of 5–20 m with a trunk up to 50 cm diameter. The leaves are in opposite pairs, 2.5–8 cm long (excluding the 2–5 cm petiole) and 3.5–6.5 cm broad, hard, glossy dark green above, paler below, usually with three lobes; on mature trees the lobes forward-pointing and with smooth margins, on young trees with more spreading lobes and serrated margins. The flowers are produced in spring, yellow-green, in pendulous corymbs; they are small, with five greenish sepals and five yellow-white petals about 2 mm long, and eight stamens. The fruit is a samara with two winged seeds, each seed 4–7 mm diameter, with a 15 mm wing; the wings are forward-pointing and often overlapping each other.

Bonsai turntable

One of the most useful tools for bonsai is a moderately priced Bonsai turntable. These turntables can be priced as high as $1,500 buy you can buy a model that is around $20 that will server your needs for many years. Using a Bonsai turntable will allow you to quickly view your plant from various angles for styling, trimming, or wiring. It can also be used with an agled piece of wood to see different views priopr to placing the plant in a pot. I like to use a Bonsai turntable when I am trimming so I work evenly on each side as I proceed with the pruning.

Bonsai Branch Bender

This bender is very helpful as you become more advanced in bonsai. This tool is very adjustable and will easily handle tree trunks up to an inch. They are very low priced and can be left in place. I did a short demo video on this bender. Watch the Bonsai Branch Bender demo video.

Bonsai Knob Cutters

Bonsai Knob Cutters


Bonsai Tweezers

This is probably not the first bonsai tool I would buy, but it sure comes in handy. There is always something small, like a bud or a bug that needs to be grabbed. This type is good because there is a blade tool on the opposite end. This can be used to loosen the plant from the edge of a pot.

Bonsai Knife

A good sharp Bonsai Knife is one of the most important tools you can have. There are so many uses that I can't even list them all. You just need it there when it is needed.

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