Choosing the right pruning saw can greatly improve your gardening or arborist tasks. Silky saws are renowned for their quality, precision and durability. We’ve put together a guide to help you choose the best Silky pruning saw for your needs.

What to look out for when choosing a pruning saw

  • Blade length; Silky pruning saws are available in different blade lengths, from approximately 330 mm to 480 mm. Longer blades are suitable for cutting thicker branches, while shorter blades provide better control in tight spaces. Choose the length that suits the size of branches you normally need to saw.
  • Tooth configuration: Silky saws have different tooth configurations to suit specific tasks. Asymmetrical tooth geometry, which are narrower at the top and wider at the bottom. This design ensures minimum cutting resistance and optimum working speed.
  • Blade material: Silky saws have blades made of high-quality Japanese steel, which is renowned for its sharpness and durability. Look for blades with hardened teeth and rust-resistant coatings to ensure a long service life. Pulse tooth hardening technology. This technology allows the hardened teeth to be very hard while the blade remains extremely flexible. The life of the teeth is up to 3x longer than most other blades.
  • Handle design: Comfortable and ergonomic handles are key to reducing fatigue during prolonged use. Some Silky saws have rubberised or cushioned handles for better grip and comfort. Depending on your personal preferences and how you saw, consider whether you prefer a straight or curved handle design.
  • Handle length: Each of the pruning saws has at least two different lengths of bar or handle. Choose the right one for your application and the height of the trees and shrubs to be pruned.
  • Your budget: Silky saws are available at different price points. While higher-end models can provide superior performance and durability, there are also more affordable options that provide excellent value for occasional users or hobbyists. Determine your budget and prioritise the features of your telescopic saw accordingly.

By taking these factors into account, you can choose the best Silky Pruning Saw for your specific needs and preferences, allowing you to tackle your pruning tasks with ease and efficiency.

Handle of Silky pole saw is comfortable and ergonomic

Silky pole saws


The Silky Zübat has a high-quality construction and outstanding cutting performance. The Zübat telescopic saw is specially designed for tree trimming tasks, featuring a sharp, impulse-hardened blade and a comfortable, ergonomic handle. It comes with different lengths of retractable poles to suit different pruning needs, from smaller branches to larger branches, while the blade remains the same. The blade length is 330 mm and the teeth are large – 7.5 teeth per 30 mm.


Silky Hayauchi allows you to reach hard-to-reach branches easily and is the first choice of professional users. This telescopic saw is easy to use and lightweight, so you can trim trees all day long without getting tired. It comes with different lengths of retractable pole to suit different pruning needs. There are two blade lengths for Hayauchi. The first is 390 mm long and the teeth are very large – 6.5 teeth per 30 mm. The second one is longer; 480 mm long and the teeth are very large – 6.5 teeth per 30 mm.


The Silky Forester has all the features of a professional pole saw, but is still light and compact. With its thin blade, you can manoeuvre easily even at higher heights and in densely vegetated areas. Forester comes in two pole lengths – the Forester 3000 and the Forester 4500, and the pole is retractable. The sawing itself is easy, fast and safe. No crawling on the ladder, but firmly with both feet on the ground. The blade length is 380 mm and the teeth are large – 7.5 teeth per 30 mm.


A truly powerful tool for professionals. The Silky Hayate has a heavier construction than the Hayauchi, making this pole saw even more robust. And yes, that may make the Hayate weigh a little more, but it’s still very easy to handle. The blade with Mirai-Me’s unique Silky teeth is composed of a special metal alloy, which makes the blade durable and extremely strong. The blade length is 420 mm and the teeth are very large – 6.5 teeth per 30 mm.

Note that Silky pole saws are designed to prune trees, so the blades are shorter and curved.

If you are looking for a tool to saw or cut larger trees with a trunk circumference of up to 50 cm, we recommend one of the Silky Katanaboys, which have the longest blades.

The Katanaboy 1000 easily saws the log

If you can’t find the saw you want on our website – don’t worry – we also make custom orders, just email us at and we’ll meet the requirements.

Silky saw blade

Silky blades are made from Japanese SK-4 carbon steel and are laser cut. The blades are of exceptional quality: strong and durable, yet flexible thanks to the soft core. The tips of the teeth are heated to a high temperature by induction for just a moment. The entire saw blade thus retains its flexibility, while the life of the teeth is three times longer thanks to the higher strength.

Chrome plated blade

The chrome-plated protection makes the blade extremely strong and durable, while at the same time prolonging the life of the blade by reducing friction on the blade. Chrome protects the blade against rusting and resin. Before chrome plating, they polish the blade to make it as smooth as silk. This means that the blade is subject to significantly less friction and resistance when sawing or chopping wood.

Mirai-Me – Silky’s patented teeth

The teeth of Silky saws are sharp and very precisely cut into the blade, each with four sharp edges and an extremely smooth blade surface. For optimum sawdust removal, some teeth are ground on the outside. Thanks to this technology, Silky saws can be used for rectangular cutting, longitudinal cutting or diagonal cutting. The smooth cut for pruning branches will allow trees to heal quickly, and for joinery will give a smooth surface that needs minimal sanding.

Non-set teeth

Compared to most other saws, the outer sides of the Silky’s blade are parallel – the teeth are not curved outwards. This allows the cutting surface to cut directly into the wood, destroying approximately 50% fewer wood cells. The blades are cut biconcave: the lower part of the blade (at the teeth) is the widest, the upper part is slightly thinner and the blade is thinnest in the middle. This design has several advantages:

  • sawing is extremely easy and requires very little effort and energy
  • the cut is extremely clean, does not damage, tear or break the wood
  • the resulting sawdust will not get stuck in the wood

If you can’t find the saw you want on our website – don’t worry – we also make custom orders, just email us at and we’ll meet the requirements.