While I enjoy the old fashioned method of grafting, which for me was using a utility knife and making a whip and tongue graft, I decided if I was going to do it more frequently then it made sense to invest in a grafting tool. Found this on Amazon for $21, free shipping with prime. It arrived today, no instructions but it’s pretty easy to figure out. Bonus in that is even has pruning sheers.
For the price it feels pretty well made.
First you cut the female notch and then the male.
then fit the two together…couldn’t believe how easy it was and I’m sure these would have a pretty high success rate considering how well the pieces went together. will make experimenting with different varieties a lot easier maybe even try grafting some pears to my apple trees…I’ll post up additional feedback once I’ve used it some more.