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Fanno Fi-1311 Pruning Saw

Best for: Limbs up to 4 inches in diameter and up to 7 feet high.

The verdict: The curved 13-inch blade bears teeth with a clipped edge at each point to remove wood on each pull. It leaves a surprisingly clean kerf, more like what we'd expect from a saw with a higher tooth count. Its laminated wood handle won't break, giving it an edge over the plastic competition.

Fine print: Six teeth per inch.

Weight: 0.4 pounds

Price: $28; fannosaw.com

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