Grafting tool...

Discussion in 'Fruit Trees' started by OkieKubota, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. OkieKubota

    OkieKubota Moderator Staff Member

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    Agree! I can see this tool in my future.
     
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    I have one. I used it one season and had poor results. It's now a paperweight.
     
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    What was the issue?
     
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    I had a very low percentage of grafts that took. The grafts that did take, did not grow like they should have. I only used it to graft apples and pears. It might work well on something else. I had purchased mine knowing that I was going to have surgery on my wrist. I was able to graft a few that year using my grafting knife. They all took. They are cheap. you may want to buy one and try it out, but I wouldn't graft 100 trees with it like I did.
     
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    I saw these grafting tools a few months ago and started to investigate them. The reviews I found echoed what Headdigger stated that the grafts did not take. The reviewers felt that the grafting tool did not make a clean cut. It tended to mash the cut and therefore damaged both ends and caused the grafts to fail. It seems like a great concept and the idea may work, but the ones I saw reviews on said the blades just were not sharp enough to make clean cuts.
     
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    I am new to grafting and have been looking for a grafting knife. Seems there are quite a bit out there, any suggestions?
     
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    I have three, They are all Victorinox. I don't need three, but I have a habit of misplacing one occasionally. I bought a new one every time that I couldn't find my old one. I can't say that this brand is any better than any others, but they work very well for me.
     
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    I had looked at this item before and contemplated hard on getting it. My grafting tool of choice is an old case dual blade pocket knife.
     
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    Stick with your case knife if you are getting good results. I think that you would be disappointed with the results of using this tool.
     

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