Homemade Tool for Trimming Branches

If your tools have seen better days, you can repurpose their still-useful parts into a new-to-you, homemade tool.

| February/March 2016

  • Homemade Tool
    This homemade tool was made by attaching a tree-trimming blade to an axe handle.
    Photo by Edward Lauer

  • Homemade Tool

I had several used tree-trimming blades that weren’t as sharp as I prefer. They were just sitting in my shed after I replaced them with new ones. I also had a broken axe handle in the same shed, so I decided to affix one of the blades to the axe handle to make a short cutting tool that’s sharp enough to trim small branches.

To assemble this homemade tool, I only had to purchase a bolt, a nut, a washer and a screw — and donate a little elbow grease. The tool works like a bow saw and it can even get into tight areas for trimming branches.

Edward Lauer
Matawan, New Jersey






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