Whether you need to repair a branch on your ornamental tree or want to experiment growing the perfect variety of apple, using a grafting tool to make your cuts may help you get better results.
This 8″ grafting tool from A. M. Leonard promises to give you more uniform cuts for more consistent grafts. The tool includes blades to make three different types of cuts: an omega cut, which looks somewhat like a jigsaw puzzle, a V-cut like what is pictured above, and a budding, or T-cut. You can use it on branches from 1/4″ to 1/2″ in diameter.
Made in Italy, the tool is constructed from heavy duty poly and steel. It comes with three different blades and two anvils. You can purchase it for about $75 shipped.