For pruning and care of bonsai you better not use home garden or kitchen utensils. Has been developed for special tools. Wire would, for example, cut fine with a side cutter. But you want to remove this same thread from your tree while it sits to a branch, you will be with a side cutter damage the tree and the bark. For Bonsai We then use a wire cutter, this is specially designed for this purpose. The same is true shears for pruning and cutting. For larger Bonsai you use a large version of the tool. But for the tiny Bonsai is the same tool is also available in a smaller version. Often do you use the same type of rod but in a smaller version. available for editing dead wood are special gouges and chisels. There are also specially designed cutters, which you can edit with a milling dead wood. For repotting a Bonsai there are special rakes and verpotstokjes. These are intended to untangle the roots of the tree. Thus there can be reinstalled fresh ground between all the roots so that the Bonsai again can grow optimally.