How to sharpen secateurs



  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,368's worth the investment. . . . you can buy replacement parts for the Felcro ones but in ten years I haven't needed to.Other brands available.......

    SW Scotland
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 22,209

    As my dear late Mother would have said :

    " Never trouble trouble, 'til trouble troubles you"

    They work fine and I'm sure I'd make them worse by messing about with them.

  • Muddle-UpMuddle-Up Posts: 14,504

    I'd really recommend investing in a good quality pair, Hazel.  Like I said above, we've never had to sharpen ours and we use them a lot!  We do oil the blades occasionally and keep them clean, but otherwise we're with Hosta on this one.  And his Mum!

    Aberdeenshire, NE Scotland 🌞  
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 22,209

    I have 2 pairs of Felco ( only because I once lost a pair, then re-found them ) 

    No 2 for everyday stuff and No 8 which I prefer for more delicate stuff like dead heading.

    I'd not have any other brand.

  • Pat EPat E Posts: 8,228

    Hosta, maybe you just have very strong hands, so don't need to sharpen yours. image

    S. E. NSW
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 22,209

    Pat, I can do butch when I try. image

  • Pat EPat E Posts: 8,228

    Hosta, image

    S. E. NSW
  • MeomyeMeomye Posts: 524
     ;) Snagging
  • Hampshire_HogHampshire_Hog Hampshire Coast 100m from the seaPosts: 1,089
    Some might find this helpful the most important thing is the sharpening angle 23°

    "You don't stop gardening because you get old, you get old because you stop gardening." - The Hampshire Hog
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