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All Scionon Grafting Shears look alike, but differ slightly in jaw design in order to handle varying sizes of wood diameter. Shown are the 13mm shears.

All Scionon Grafting Shears look alike, but differ slightly in jaw design in order to handle varying sizes of wood diameter. Shown are the 13mm shears.

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Scionon™ Grafting Shears

Scionon Grafting Shears

Shipping for these items will be adjusted lower as our calculator is based on shipping a tree in a larger box than this will likely be shipped in.  This could also be shipped with trees if on the same order.  Typically we ship this item via Priority Mail in a padded envelope, which costs approx. $7.00.  We will strive to ship in the most economical manner.

SCIONON® Grafting Shears™ are extremely versatile hand-held tools allowing unskilled persons to prepare at least 6 graft types safely and easily. With training and practice these tools enables the novice grafter to prepare the following grafts - rind, whip & tongue, cleft and wedge grafts.  It can also cut chip and ‘T’ buds.  These tools are portable hand held devices allowing a multitude of applications. 

The base tool is supplied with full operating instructions, spare blade and fixings.  The optional holster attaches to a belt and also has pockets for a knife and sharpening stone and/or spare blade storage. 

Scionon™ SGS1-13 Prepares graft wood 3mm to 13mm (~1/8 – ½”) in diameter.  Most suited to whip & tongue grafting and peeling ’T’ buds for insertion onto rootstock. 

Scionon™ SGH2-16  Prepares graft wood 5mm to 16mm (~3/16-5/8”) in diameter.  Most suited to pre-paring cleft grafts and chip buds. 

Scionon™ SGK3-19 prepares graft wood 8mm to 19mm (~3/8-3/4”) in diameter.  Most suited to preparing large blunt ended cleft grafts in softer woods like kiwifruit and grape. 

Scionon™ SGS4-15R is a new medium duty configuration which will handle the full range of wood from 3mm to 16mm (~1/8-5/8") in diameter, and is suitable for all types of grafts.  These are the eventual replacement models for the 13mm and 16mm shears, which will eventually be discontinued from production to simplify production.  WE RECOMMEND THE 15mm SHEARS FOR ALMOST ALL GRAFTING.

Scionon™ SGM5-22R is a new heavy duty configuration which will handle the full range of wood from 3mm to 22mm (~1/8-7/8") in diameter, and is suitable for all types of grafts.  An optional kerf blade kit is available to allow the preparation of kerf grafts.  These are the eventual replacement models for the 19mm shears, which will eventually be discontinued from production to simplify production.  THE 22mm SHEARS ARE RECOMMENDED ONLY FOR THE MOST HEAVY WOODS, WHICH MOST GRAFTERS DO NOT ENCOUNTER.

As long as Scionon has inventory of 13, 16, and 19 mm shears, we will offer them.  However, the 15mm and 22mm shears are going to eventually be the simpler, handier replacements for these three older sizes.  All the shears can be adjusted and reset if needed, but we suggest you purchase the size of shears which will work with the sizes of rootstock and scionwood you will most generally use, so that you can avoid having to make adjustments in most case.

If you have a question over the correct size to purchase, please ask Grandpa who will be happy to recommend the correct size based on the type of grafts you are making and the sizes of rootstock and scionwood you are using.

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Item # Description Price
3308 Scionon 13mm Grafting Shears (Right handed) $215.00 Add to Cart
3310 Scionon 19mm Grafting Shears (Right handed) $235.00 Add to Cart
3311 Scionon 22mm Grafting Shears (Right handed) $250.00 Add to Cart
3312 Scionon Grafting Shears Leather Pouch $49.00 Add to Cart
3648 Scionon 22mm Grafting Shears (Left handed) $270.00 Add to Cart

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Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

All Scionon® Graft Crafter and Grafting Shears are backed by a 12 month replacement guarantee against defects in materials and workmanship.  If you have any problems or concerns with your tools, please call or email us.  Our goal is to make your grafting projects successful.

Grandpa will be writing and posting articles under the "Growing Tips" and "Blog" tabs to help you with your home nursery project.  All the Scionon tools come with full manuals for operation and care, but if you have questions about how to use them, email us and we will guide you to the Scionon YouTube channel where you can see short videos of the inventor Ian Adams using them in real life.  While the tools are very safe and easy to use, there are some "tricks" to handling them that can be hard to "explain", but once seen in real use become simple. 

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A Little History about Scionon™ Grafting Shears

Grandpa and his family have been in the nursery and fruit tree industry for over 60 years, selling and brokering fruit trees to commercial orchardists across the country and operating their own fruit tree nursery.  While most nursery production is via conventional chip budding, grafting has always been a tool in the nurseryman’s toolbox.  With the development of Scionon™ Grafting Tools, the inventor and designer Ian Adams, has made it a goal to allow users to greatly improve their productivity, whether on the “bench” or “in the field”.  Scionon tools help to reduce or eliminate the skilled knife work that can take years to develop.  Less skilled people can efficiently perform most of the grafting tasks with a short amount of training and practice.  Ian Adams is the founding director of SCIONON™, an established New Zealand company specializing in the development of innovative grafting tools.  Ian has over 30 years of grafting experience.  He has been an orchard worker, owner, manager, contractor, consultant and nurserymen; and has amassed a wide range of complimenting skills and knowledge that he has put to good effect.  Recognizing the void in mechanical propagation devices and aids, Ian’s inventive mind lead him to develop several specialist tools for use in the horticultural industry.  This passion has resulted in the development of several innovative grafting aids which have the potential to revolutionize the way budding and grafting are carried out.  Research to date provides evidence that there is potentially an unlimited international market for these innovative new devices.  Scionon™ has already established strong interest locally in New Zealand and Australia.   We are proud to be affiliated with him.