I’ve seen most people do the whip and tongue graft with a grafting knife, but haven’t seen any information on using a pruner for the diagonal cut, while still using the pruning knife for creating the tongue.
I was thinking that it could greatly increase the speed that these grafts could be done and also make it easier to create matching cuts to join the two pieces.
Has anyone used a regular pruner for whip and tongue grafts?
Yes, we’ve been doing that for several years now, ever since I got my new ARS hand pruners. My husband does the knife work (everything else is in my hands) and though he is an accomplished wood carver and comfortable with a knife he prefers the sharp pruners for the diagonals (knife for the tongues). Works well. Sue
As long as I keep fresh razor blades on top and bottom I get really clean, smooth cuts. I have tried a few cheap bypass pruners and the results weren’t as good. At some point, I need to stop being a cheapo and buy some good ones.