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Cleaning Secateurs

Whats is best to clean secateurs and scissors.

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  • B3B3 Posts: 21,486
    I use WD40
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,900
    I use rubbing alcohol to kill off any disease that might transfer between trees, etc.
    Utah, USA.
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,106
    I am a self-confessed lazy so-and-so and generally I don't bother :/. But if I do, it's a quick wipe with an oily cloth (3-in-1 or whatever's handy).
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,616
    I've never cleaned mine , nor sharpened them
    Devon.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,538
    There's a Felco vid here how to maintain if you want to do the full monty
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uz-s3snS7w

     the sharpening bit, it starts at 5min 45secs
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,538
    I've never given my Felcos a clean and sharpen in the 5-6 years I've had them.
    I watched the vid above and sort of followed the steps, and I'm so glad I did.
    The whole process took no more than 15 minutes and they are like new :)
    The action is really smooth and although I was a bit nervous sharpening the blade it now cleany cuts a sheet of paper!
    Well worth the minimal effort
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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