[NAFEX] Grafting Tools
sherwindu at att.net
Sat Apr 9 15:57:47 EDT 2011
There has been some discussion of late among members of Midfex as
to the relative merits of using a grafting tool in place of a knife.
I tried to search Nafex by googling and also did some spot checking
on the archives for mention of the use of this tool, but could find
nothing. Either I missed it, or Nafex people are just not interested
in these tools.
Midfex teaches grafting with a knife and we occasionally get some
injuries with the beginners. Some members are pushing for these tools
as an alternative. I have never used one, but hear they have
limitations, especially on smaller size wood. I have also seen
discussion sites where people say they don't work. I have heard that
commercial orchards and some mail order nurseries use them, but is this
a tool that would work well for the backyard orchardist?
Morton Grove, IL
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