Visitors Now:
Total Visits:
Total Stories:
Profile image
By Mikes Backyard Nursery.com
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Now:
Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:
Total:

How to Sharpen Pruning Shears

Friday, November 4, 2016 23:12
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

These Corona pruning shears are one of my favorite tools to use all year round, and I work the heck out of them!

After a while, the blades become gunked up with sap, and nicked from cutting hard branches so it’s very important that I regularly maintain the shears so they will perform properly.

I put a little WD40 on the blade to make sure they keep working right where they hinge.oiling pruning shears

Several times a year I will come in and dress up the edge of the shears a little bit.

This part of the shear is called the bypass, I’m not going to sharpen that side but I will check it for jagged edges and make sure that the surface is smooth.bypass pruning shearsThis side of the shears has a tapered edge and that is the side we are going to sharpen.pruningWhat I use is a piece of 1×2 wood on which I have attached some emery cloth. I take the shears (the tapered side) and run them along the emery cloth (watch the video below) maintaining the same angle that is already on the blade. Run it across several times.pruning emory cloth Then I flip it around to the flat side and run it smoothly across the emery cloth to remove any burrs, making sure to keep it flat against the board.pruning flatOnce I’ve done that I run my fingernail across to make sure I didn’t miss anything.

Now my shears are ready for more abuse from me!

Report abuse

Comments

Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories

Register

Newsletter

Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.