June 5th 2019
Presentation by Trevor Scott of "
Cut Above Tools"

Trevor delivered a most interesting presentation, beginning with his "graduation" from retirement to representative/manager of the South Australian offices of "CutAboveTools".
He showed some of the 85 products sold by CutAbove. These are made in Taiwan and carry a 2 year replacement warranty (except on blades)
All of the garden tools that they offer consist of a "no frills" range of well built, easy to use and fully warranted items that are backed up by an extensive range of spare parts should they be required.
The tools are not available from hardware stores and are sold at Home Shows, Field days and at garden clubs. Tools are lightweight and very easy to use with a variety of secateurs and loppers to male pruning easier.
Trevor has found that loppers do not sell well at the country field days as all farmers seem to prefer to use chainsaws for their pruning!
A few hints on sharpening blades (for right hand tools only – what happened to equal opportunity?) and what not to cut - dry wood blunts blades, was interesting.
He explained, and demonstrated the difference between "anvil" and "bypass" type actions - their uses, limitations and size range and the difference between "ratchet" and "Gear Action" systems for secateurs and loppers, demonstrating on various sections of branches brought along for that purpose.
Not only did he spend considerable time on this range of tools, but he showed us some innovative developments in watering systems - in particular small diameter non-kinking hoses, and "stretch" hoses that are capable of extending from only a few metres to in the order of 40 metres.
Among other tools available are small retractable hoses for courtyard gardens and retractable rakes.
Members were invited to purchase from the range at special discounts on the night and sales commenced. If you missed this meeting Trevor will have a stall at Down Our Garden Path in August.

June 5th 2019
Presentation by Trevor Scott of "Cut Above Tools"

Trevor delivered a most interesting presentation, beginning with his "graduation" from retirement to representative/manager of the South Australian offices of "CutAboveTools".
He showed some of the 85 products sold by CutAbove. These are made in Taiwan and carry a 2 year replacement warranty (except on blades)
All of the garden tools that they offer consist of a "no frills" range of well built, easy to use and fully warranted items that are backed up by an extensive range of spare parts should they be required.
The tools are not available from hardware stores and are sold at Home Shows, Field days and at garden clubs. Tools are lightweight and very easy to use with a variety of secateurs and loppers to male pruning easier.
Trevor has found that loppers do not sell well at the country field days as all farmers seem to prefer to use chainsaws for their pruning!
A few hints on sharpening blades (for right hand tools only – what happened to equal opportunity?) and what not to cut - dry wood blunts blades, was interesting.
He explained, and demonstrated the difference between "anvil" and "bypass" type actions - their uses, limitations and size range and the difference between "ratchet" and "Gear Action" systems for secateurs and loppers, demonstrating on various sections of branches brought along for that purpose.
Not only did he spend considerable time on this range of tools, but he showed us some innovative developments in watering systems - in particular small diameter non-kinking hoses, and "stretch" hoses that are capable of extending from only a few metres to in the order of 40 metres.
Among other tools available are small retractable hoses for courtyard gardens and retractable rakes.
Members were invited to purchase from the range at special discounts on the night and sales commenced. If you missed this meeting Trevor will have a stall at Down Our Garden Path in August.