You don’t need many tools for bonsai. But some tasks are just quicker and easier with the right tools. You can expect to pay a few or a few hundred dollars for your tools. In most cases, the more you pay, the better the tool you’re buying is. You should probably start out with a sturdy yet inexpensive set of basic tools; you don’t need to go all out when you’re just starting. If you take good care of your tools you can expect them to be useful for a very long time.
While there are many bonsai tools and gadgets that the experienced bonsai enthusiast will use, the most common ones are listed below with images and a brief description. These are the 10 most popular bonsai tools used but if you can’t get all 10 of them you could easily get started with a pair of concave cutters, a pair of butterfly shears and a root hook.