Garden Machete is the most important thing for the backyard or garden. It’s a reliable all-purpose knife you can use for cutting trees, bushes, carving, incising and chopping composts. It’s quite handy to keep your backyard neat and clean.
- Designed for heavy duty clearing and scrubbing of tough vines weeds undergrowth
- Black soft rubber grips and the 9-inch aluminum tube handle
- Razor sharp 9-inch carbon steel straight edge hooked blade provides powerful cuts
- 18 inch blade is ideal for clearing thick brush, chopping roots, cutting branches and palms and more in your yard and garden
- Axe-like blade head provides powerful, controlled chopping and splitting
- Blade curve offers pull-cutting great for removing suckers and clearing vines
- Use it to trim the grass and weeds from your garden
- Lightweight and handy cutting tool to clear brush from camp sites, hunting blinds and Shooting lanes
- Use it as a probe in long grass to look for obstructions, obstacles or varmints
Before purchasing a garden machete, you should know what kind of machete you need and how does it function. Garden machetes come in different shapes, types and grip handle. You can check the buying tips here to get a suitable machete.
Select a suitable garden machete. It comes in various types. Below are the types according to the blades and shape.
Billhook: It’s the traditional cutting machete for chopping/trimming tree branches, grapevine, and shrubs. You can use it for forestry due to the sharp blades.
Bolo: It has a slightly large tip than the grip handle. Due to the weight, it delivers good performance in cutting bushes and shrubs. It’s perfect for cutting thicker branches.
Bush: As the name suggests, it’s an all-purpose machete with a long sharp blade.
Cane: It’s also famous as Sugar Cane machete. Cane has broad and sharp blades and can be used for sugar cane stalks. You can use it to cut bamboo and hard stems.
Colima: It comes in a paddle-like shape. Both sides are sharp and the blade-spine has a deep bulge for efficient cutting. You can use it for both fore and backward cutting.
Hawksbill: It has a curved shape and a sharp tip. You can use it to cut hard stems and branches. However, the curved shape is also good to cut plants and soft grass.
Panga: Usually, the Carribean uses it in the spring growing season. The heavy-duty blade is perfect to cut thick brush, limbs, trails, and weeds.
Parang: Generally, Parang is used in Indonesia and Malaysia. It comes with a curved spine and a sharp blade. The heavy-duty blade of the machete is suitable to cut wooden plants like bamboo and coconut.
Heavy: This machete comes with a heavier blade for optimum cutting.
It shouldn’t be heavy. Check the weight. An ideal garden machete weighs 2 – 2.5 pounds only.
The blade should be made of steel to handle hardwood easily. Don’t select a garden machete with an iron blade. After a few seasons, it will be rusty.
Select a machete with a comfortable handle. It should be light and durable. You can use a wooden handle in this context. However, for a moist environment, it won’t be durable. The garden machete comes in polymer handle too. It’s the less comfortable, but easily affordable handle. You can also select a rubber, stainless steel or micarta handle.