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Below is our offerings of hand tools, work stands, and other hardware. Our philosophy in offering these specific products is, they are of excellent quality while offering affordability. Kiku brand tools are a high quality tool that if damaged won't break your wallet, or your heart .
 
We have included for people new to bonsai the reference of "core tool". Core tools are what we feel are the basic bonsai tools you need to carry out daily maintenance and care for your trees. We understand with all the tool choices available it can be confusing.
 
Bookmark this page and check back often as we add additional tools.

Kiku Concave Cutter
22102- 8" Kiku Concave Cutters
Concave cutters are for removing branches. Concave cutters leave a small indented (concave) cut that minimizes scar tissue when healed. This tool is a "core tool" for every enthusiast's tool roll, a must have.
 
$31.25

Kiku Bonsai Tool

22112 - 6.75" Kiku Concave Cutters
This is a smaller version of the 8 inch concave cutter. It lends itself due to its size to Shohin style bonsai. I also found that this smaller version was easier to use for children as they were easier to manipulate in there smaller hands.
 
$30.00

Kiku Knob Cutter

22304 - 8" Kiku Spherical Knob Cutter
Knob cutters are just that, they cut knobs. Knobs can be the remains of branches or unsightly/ irregular growth. Like concave cutters they make a concave cut for proper appearence and healing. The difference between concave and knob cutters is the placement of the cutting surface. Knob cutters cut at the end (tip) allowing you to bring more power to bear on the object you are cutting. This would be considered a "core tool".
 
$33.75

Kiku Bonsai Tool

22312 - 6.75" Kiku Knob Cutters
This is a smaller version of the 8 inch Knob cutter. It lends itself due to its size to Shohin style bonsai. I also found that this smaller version was easier to use for children as they were easier to manipulate in there smaller hands.
 
$31.25

Kiku wire cutter

24105 - 8" Kiku Bonsai Wire Cutter
Chances are if you do bonsai, you apply training wire. Eventually the wire needs to come off. The Kiku wire cutter allows you to do that without damaging the tree. The design of the cutting head will keep you on the wire and out of the tree bark. A "core tool" for your tool roll.
 
$32.50

Kiku bonsai pliers

28207 - 7" Kiku Wire & Jin Pliers
These pliers measures 7 inches long. They are great for creating jin or shari on a bonsai. Allowing you to create a postive grip for stripping or twisting. They also multitask for manipulating wire in tight places. These pliers would be considered a "core tool" for your roll.
 
$24.95

Kiku trunk splitter

28306 - 10.5" Kiku Trunk Splitter
No these aren't for shoeing horses. Trunk splitters are designed for splitting very large branches and small trunks. You could try an axe but we think you'll enjoy these more. Be warned this tool even with a razor sharp edge is not for the weak of heart or arm.
 
$41.25

Kiku bonsai root cutter

24537 - Kiku 8" Root Cutter
The Root cutter allows you, due to its design, to get right up into the root ball for postive cuts. Another major consideration is that it protects your prunning tools from a harsh soil enviroment. Which in the long run saves you money, do the math.
 
$26.25

Bonsai trimming shear

23303 - 8" Kiku Trimming Shear
This is probably the most popular and frequently used tool in the world. A true and dependable work horse. Its versatility makes this type of shear a "core tool" for the bonsai enthusiast.
 
$18.75

Kiku bud shear

23103 - Kiku 6" Bud Shears
These Shears are small and sleek. They will give you the precision and control you need for bud and leaf trimming. These can also multitask for thinning out dead shoots on junipers and thinning out twigs and shoots on dense deciduous trees. Because of there strength and versatility. They would suit a child's hand as well.
 
$23.25

Bonsai root hook

RH9 - Root Hook
Great for combing out unruly root balls and loosening compact soil. Overall length 9" and hook length 2 ¼". Made of fine quality forged carbon steel. This root hook would be considered a "core tool".
 
$10.00

Kiku brand bonsai tools

25108 - SS Angle Tip Tweezers
Stainless steel angled tip bonsai tweezers. Some of its uses in addition to traditional weed removal are pinching out buds and getting into tight spots where your fingers dare not go. Tweezers are scored for good grip. Head multitasks 
as small trowel.
 
$6.00

Bonsai Tools

NB9 - Angled Nylon Brush 
Nylon brush is great for cleaning tree bark/trunk. Handle is made of plated steel and brush head length is 3.5".
 
          $8.00

Bonsai tool roll

TR9R - Tool Roll / Red
Tool roll great for storing your favorite bonsai tools. Made of heavy 100% durable cotton material. Overall dimensions 32"Lx10"W with two 30" straps. Total 9 pockets: 3", 3", 3", 4.5", 3", 4.5", 2.5", 3", 3". Can fit tools with maximum length 9.5".
 
This roll also comes in all black, please specify.
 
$20.00

Red

SOLD OUT

Black

Bonsai Stand

MDWS - Deluxe Workstand
The Deluxe Workstand was introduced in 2004. The new green color and cherry stained top enhances the Deluxe Workstand appearance while still retaining great features like 18" of rubber covered work surface and six eye screws to tie your work down. The turntable locks in position to keep your work from moving and the crank folds inside the diameter of work surface. The angled folding legs take up less floor space to allow you to get closer to your work. Using the crank, the heavy-duty gear box can adjust up to 180 lbs from 25" to 39" in height. An independent slide extension adds an additional 9" of overall height to the Workstand. New plastic feet are securely fastened to each leg to prevent marring. This stand is truely the cadillac of workstands a must have if your a serious bonsai artist.
 
$395.00

bonsai work stand LC

MLC - LC Work Stand

Features include:

  • Solid wood work surface finished with marine grade urethane.
  • Locking turntable using high impact UHMW bearings.
  • Crank adjustment from 26" to 38" in height. Range of travel is 12". (Crank can be adjusted under load.)
  • Nylon gib screw adjustment to keep the rack as snug as desired.
  • Folding legs to make storage and mobility easier.
  • Legs are fastened to body with nyloc® nuts to adjust the tightness of the leg motion.
  • Internal plastic feet on legs.
  • Maximum load of 100 pounds

$290.00

bonsai turn table

MTWS - Table Top Work Stand
The Traditional Table Top Workstand has once again been improved with a new 5-leg base and a green powder coating. The cherry stained top is interchangeable with the Deluxe Workstand and still includes great features like 18" of rubber covered work surface and six eye screws to tie your work down.
 
The turntable locks in position to keep your work from moving. The metal turntable bearings allow a maximum load of 150 lbs. New style plastic feet are securely fastened to each leg to prevent marring.

The turntable base is also available separately for $95.00

 

$175.00 

Table & Base

Base

bonsai wire caddy

MWC - Wire Caddy

The Wire Caddy, which comes standard with four short (1" height) spools and four tall (2" height) spools to carry a variety of wire and coil sizes to provide customized storage. All spools are designed not to tangle the wire during storage or active use. Short spools are available in two core diameters for 4" and 6" coils.

Each Wire Caddy has a stable 5-leg base and new style plastic feet that are securely fastened to each leg to prevent marring. Powder coated in green, each Wire Caddy will resist weather and wear to look great for years to come. A cherry stained wooden handle enhances the appearance and makes it comfortable to carry too.

Wire Caddy can be configured with any combination of spools from six 2" spools to twelve 1" spools. The Wire Caddy with six 2" spools is most suitable for all kilo wire coils. The Standard Wire Caddy that is offered is, four 1" spools and four 2" spools. Please inquire for pricing of other combinations.

$150.00

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