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Sharpening garden pruners


What is the best way to sharpen my bypass garden pruners? The hardware stores I have checked at send these tools out for sharpening, and they are gone at least a week. I need mine now! - Debbie -


  1. 1 year ago

    Ok, I must have to admit I feel like I am really letting you down and this is not the non-biased research based answer that is Extension approved but… Writing how to sharpen is very difficult so with that being said here is my recommendation - search the Internet - using “sharpening pruning shears.” You will find a number of very helpful videos that go through the steps.

    I also must admit I don’t always follow my advice. I often purchase less expensive shears, use them till I loss them or they get worn, discard and purchase a new sharp set.

    Hope this answer does not disappoint but it is given with honesty.

    Dennis - Johnson County Extension

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