Hacking through roots can be frustrating at best. They’re tough, covered in dirt and usually below ground. This means you’re on your hands and knees hunched over a hole ruining your good tools. This inexpensive Japanese sickle root cutter is purported to cut roots up to 1″ in diameter with “minimal fuss.”
The 8-3/4″ handle is made from Ho wood, a heavy and hard wood. The 2-3/4″ blade is made from heavy-duty stainless tool steel and has razor sharp serrated teeth set at approximately 30 degrees. Like most Japanese saws this 5/64″ thick blade cuts on the pull stroke.
The Japan Woodworker and Garrett Wade import this root cutter from Japan and sell it for between $11 and $17. Also, we hear they’re all the rage with the zombie elite types this year, like Jason and that fisherman guy with the hook.