Wicked Story


Wicked Tree Gear was created to fix what was broken. To build a product line of tree trimming equipment that was as close to bomb proof as manufacturing will allow; but precise enough to continue functioning properly for the life of the product.

That was the concept of Wicked Tree Gear President, Todd Pringnitz; when starting the company in 2010. Todd, started out working in manufacturing in his native state of Michigan in his late teens and into his 20’s. While working full time in design, Todd attended a local community college in drafting & design, and continued on to study Product Design Engineering at a major university while working in the field.

While growing up in Michigan, Todd picked up bowhunting at the age of 12, and it became a life-force. Bowhunting whitetail deer was not only a sport for Todd, but it’s truly his passion in life. In 2006, Todd started White Knuckle Productions, and started producing hunting films with a professional cameraman and film editor. It was Todd’s vision to create realistic hunting stories that focused more on the beauty of hunting, and the respect they had for the animals they relied on for sustenance.

For the past 15 years, Todd has developed his and other business owners ideas – into products. It’s with this experience, and background in hunting and product design engineering that morphed into the Wicked Tree Gear line of products.


John Mulligan, from Kentucky, also an avid bowhunter joined Todd as a co-owner to serve as the Vice President.  John has a degree in Horticulture from Eastern KY University and has worked in the Green Industry and brought “in the field” work and sales experience to Wicked.   John has also designed equipment for one of the largest landscape equipment manufacturers in the U.S.   The duo has now began to tackle multiple markets and found new applications for the growing saw company.

The “Wicked Tough Handsaw” is Wicked Tree Gears flagship product, and has set a new bar for quality in hand saws. Sharp, comfortable, and unbreakable! It’s simplistic design not only works, but reinvents what a hand saw should be. This was the design Todd had been working on for a better part of his life, and is proud to make it at a price that anyone can afford.

The Wicked Tough Pole Saw is the latest innovation to come out of the fields of Iowa. It’s revolutionary design redefines portability; while maintaining every bit of the performance required by professionals. We sell these to arborists, tree farmers, serious hunters, and home owners alike. We are also extremely proud to be building our pole saws right here in the USA!


As our distribution grows, so does our list of unique customers. We sell to a huge variety of industries and service people that rely on our tools everyday to get the job done. If this sounds like you, then you’ve found your saw company!

Wicked Tree Gear – The Toughest Saws on Earth…