How to Sharpen a Hand Pruner



Behnke Nurseries staffer John Shearin sprays WD-40 oil on the blades of my barely usable pruners, then rubs them with #1 steel wool. The oil works to remove plant sap that gets on the blades every time they’re used and over time, really build up. After wiping the blades with a cloth to remove the oil, the pruner is ready for sharpening.

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