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Sharpening Secateurs

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Lijong, 6 Feb 2020.

  1. Lijong

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    My wife's Felcos have not been sharpened since we bought them 5 years ago and it's showing.

    What do I need to buy to sharpen them? I don't want anything electric, I'd prefer to do it manually.

    Thanks Li
     
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    Your right not to think of using anything powered as that could take too much off and ruin the blade.
    Have a look at fine diamond stones by Darlac but ceramic stones do give a nice hard edge.

    Felco ceramic sharpening stones are an eye watering price now but when we bought our first ones they came with them.
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    I just use a standard £10 sharpening stone I bought from a DIY shop -- has two sides to it each with a different grade.

    Sharpen my shears, secateurs, etc. with it several times a year and coat them in oil when not in use. Can't get on YouTube at work but there's an excellent guide by a bloke in his shed on sharpening blades.
     
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    Get your mind out the gutter Herts! :LOL:
     
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    Thank you for the replies. Much obliged. One more ? on sharpening.

    I have a brand new set of Irwin Marples Chisels, how do I go about keeping these sharp? I bought one of the diamond sharpeners, link above, but I am guessing I need something flatter, perhaps a stone but have no idea what are good ones and ones to avoid. I saw the ceramic ones but at £60+ it's a little too expensive for me. Thanks again, I do appreciate it
     
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    Thank you again, much appreciated. THANK YOU!
     
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    a little whetstone will do the job just fine, i bought one from The Range last year for about £3 and it does a fine job of sharpening chisels and other hand tools
     
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    I sent my Felco 2's back to be serviced - not cheap, but they came back like new
     
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    I have a pair of felco no 9's telling huh.
     
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