Well I recently took down some almond tree limbs that were extending into our backyard. I ended up using a pole saw for the large limbs but couldn’t find my shears so I went to work with my Gavilan 12” machete. In short that thin little blade made quick work of removing the smaller limbs from the larger ones I sawed off, I was impressed! Now I’m on the hunt for another machete that I may mod out a little. What are you all using out there modified or stock?