Most used Bonsai tools

Pruning scissors
Pruning scissors

The secateur is very handy for cutting leaves and twigs on the outside. But as it's quite thin it's also ideal for cutting within the tree.

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Root scissors
Root scissors

The root secateur is a handy tool for cutting the roots of the tree while repotting.

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Flat cutting pliers
Flat cutting pliers

These pliers are ideal for cutting back the thicker branches on a tree or the thicker roots.

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Concave cutting pliers
Concave cutting pliers

Just as the flat version these pliers are very handy for cutting back the thicker branches agains the trunk.

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Wiring pliers
Wiring pliers

This tool is always useful for cutting thin and thick copper and aluminium wire.

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Jin pliers
Jin pliers

These Jin pliers are ideal for creating a Jin. Without having to use too much force they can easily crush and tear branches for this purpose.

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Root hook
Root hook

The root hook is an unmissable tool when repotting bonsai. It is perfect for removing old earth and akadama between the base roots of the tree.

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Shari knife
Shari knife

The Shari knife is just a common sharp knife that you can use for removing bark from the trunk in order to create a shari. But it can used for other purposes.

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Brush
Brush

The Japanese brush is very hand to clean the base of the bonsai pot or for other purposes.

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