Sharpening

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  1. Roy

    Roy Gardener

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    Anyone know where is a good place to send my Felco secateures for sharpening.
     
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    I wonder if someone that services lawnmowers would be able to do it for you. :)
     
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    I don't know if they sell kebabs in your area, but surelly in those shops they could advise you on where to sharp knives and other tools.
     
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      Would you not just use a sharpening steel? I remember sunday dinners when I was a kid, my grandad would always spend a few minutes sort of clashing carving knife against sharpening steel before carving up the sunday roast.
       
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      You can buy a ceramic sharpening stone from Felco, not cheap but cheaper than new secateurs!!

      Val
       
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      I use a small diamond sharpening pen on mine. Lay it on the beveled edge of the secateurs then lift it by 5 degrees or so and simply draw it along the blade a few times. Turn over, lay the sharpener flat on the surface of the secateur and draw it along the blade to remove the burr.

      Do an Internet search for "sharpening secateurs" for lots of advice.

      A sharpening pen is also useful for garden knives, shears and hoes and a lot more convenient than sending tools off to be sharpened:thumbsup:
       
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      I've watched the you tube from Felco and shall give it ago on Sunday.
      Off to watch my son play for Bath rugby now (proud Dad).
       
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      I sharpen all my edge tools with aluminium oxide finishing paper grade 80 or 120

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