Originally uploaded by mtnester.
To thin bamboo and to do most pruning jobs this is my favorite tool. It is a Barnel Sabre Toothed Saw. The handle was made by my husband. This is a gem of a saw because the teeth of the blade cut on both the push and the pull stroke. For bamboo you get a cleaner cut with a loppers but with a loppers, it is challenging to get to the bottom of stalks in a thick clump. You can fit this little saw into really tight squeeze spots.