Secateurs.....bin them or sharpen them

I have a really great pair of secateurs but they are getting abit blunt-can anyone recommend either how to sharpen them or somewhere I can get them sharpened or is it best to get a new pair (loathed to do this!!) cheers


  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    You can buy lots of devices for sharpening secateurs -check on-line or at DIY store

    Most small hardware shops will have a sharpening service or will send them way to be sharpened-it just depends on cost if it worth having it done

  • Caz WCaz W Posts: 1,353

    Definitely sharpen them.  You can buy a sharpening steel and it just takes a few minutes - at least that's what my husband does when I hand him my blunt secateursimage

  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815

    I went to my local hardware shop to buy something to sharpen my secateurs and they said there was no demand so they had nothing to offer me.image Can anyone suggest something that they know works.

  • My OH disappears into the garage with my secateurs and comes back with them lovely and sharpe. He has got some sort of stone that he used to sharpen everything, knives, shears, scissors,.lawnmower blades, if fact I daren't say anything is blunt.image

  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,569

    can you send us all the address of that garage please Lovetogarden or can you hire him out please

  • Allan4711image. sounds as if he could make a fortune, I'll have to hire him outimageimageimage

    Years ago there used to be knife sharpeners that came round the streets, they would sharpen scissors knives, etc. I suppose as we now  live in a throw away society, quite sad really, they're gone the same way as the rag and bone man.


  • FloBearFloBear Posts: 2,281

    We have a knife-sharpening man , Mr Moss, who comes round every few months, he does my garden implements and axe but I don't give him my best knives and dressmaking scissors.

  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815

    Chris can you ask him exactly what he has?

  • Kate, Will do, but at the moment he is having forty winks, he's worn out with all the decorating.imageimage

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