Simple Ways to Clean & Sharpening your Pruner Tools
Here I will gives you tips where you will learn How you can disassembly and Cleaning your Pruners. How you can maintain your tools for your Gardening Works. Every season you have to Clean your tool whether it is winter seasons or autumn summer spring . There are different types of Pruners like pole, bypass, felco, corona, trimmers and many more.
How to Clean Purners
But Here I will start with Felco Pruners tools for simplicity seek and what we use here , We will use 3 in 1 oil that prevent rust on the metal portion. And We need Also Sharpening Stone ( water stones) that used to sharp the edges of metal portion of tools.
We Have Wire Brush or coarse haired scrubbing brush And die grinder wire brush. Safety Eyeglasses will prevent eye injuries and Hand Gloves for your hand safety. So you don’t end up cutting up yourself with wired Brush. All Felco comes with little Key and this little Key, you can use like screw driver to gets screws but it also have size so you have to choose right size , you can actually takes Felco pruners. Felco Makes this tools so easy to use. If you have want you can Use your Screw Driver.
How to Open a Felco Pruner
First thing to do With Felco is to just go ahead take a part and clean a lock. When you take a first part, you have to remember there will be one little piece of lock, when you
take this part, you have to very carefully Because there ever so small little washer there And what does washer does is to loose piece to move without this it will stuck on a metals. And its very easy to move so takes its lock off and be sure to not loose this. And Next we take off in this lock other screw. Now Centre Lock, its too tight lock but when you opened first two screws you can open this lock with your hands. Then you will see little bit rust on my pieces And Now what we have to do is to Use Felco recommend 3 in 1 Pruners Oil. Put this Oils on spring and moving parts of tool. You can use this Oil on Weekly Basis so your Tools working smoothly. Keep this oils in your Garden sheds (Garages ) very useful oil for your Tools.
Now take off metal piece of this central parts and Remove spring too so you will not fight with them. And Now You can easily remove secateurs ( a pair of pruning clippers for use with one hand). Both left and Right Handed , you can put out whole parts and you will see there will be hole in central part. What I do usually is to put some Grease on this hole. Which Grease you have to use for this work. I will recommend Felco 990 Maintenance Product Grease, It’s a high performance grease that maximizes your tool longevity.
When you resemble all this parts you have to know How you opened that parts , just remember all the
steps so you will Assemble your tools. Now you will see blade on secateurs , You can sharp your blade with pruner or Replace this blade., you can put off this blade And Now you will see 3 nuts on pruners. You can even buy brand new Blade or Sharp this blade with whetstones. So Now we will gets everything parts and trying to remember the order what you have to do , take rag paper and cleanup all the grease ( old grease) over this pruner tool. You will see that it will clean your tool properly. Now Go Ahead cleanup your all the parts so take your Safety Glass and Gloves on your hand. Now you have to use WireBrush and Trying to Clean Gunk of this pruners. This is Good so there will be no Rust left on your metal objects.Clean Tool Always performing Better tool and clean tool is also to easy to sharpen and maintaining as well. So what’s we gonna do next is cleanup blade too with Brush. Okay Now You have Nice Air Compressor so you can Use Die Grinder, this is really nice to clean up Maf. Hold your Blade tight With your Hand( Remember Use Gloves) and start cleaning your blade with Die Grinder. After that clean up your other small parts of pruner like screws with Brush. Finally All the Parts are cleanup and You can see that all the parts looks like Brand New Pruner.