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Old 08-06-2006, 02:11 AM
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cleaning pruners?

i finally sprung for some quality pruners this year. bought a nice pair of felco hand pruners, and an awesome felco hand saw.
what do you clean the blades with? i don't want to rust out the tools by using water.
is there a special cleaner to clean sap, etc, from saw blades, pruner blades?
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Old 08-06-2006, 03:13 AM
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i use a cloth damp with motor oil, then after finished, spray wd-40 on it.
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Old 08-06-2006, 08:48 AM
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I just spray down with WD-40 and rub with a Scotch Guard pad. Works well!
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Old 08-06-2006, 10:00 AM
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Brake cleaner cuts the sap really good then keep WD40 on them.
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Old 08-06-2006, 11:06 AM
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Kerosene and 20w oil mixture
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Old 08-06-2006, 11:15 AM
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thanks for the tips, just what i'm looking for.
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Old 08-06-2006, 12:50 PM
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Clean with a diluted mixture of alcohol or bleach & water, using a Scotch brite pad or steel wool and then spray with a light coating of Fluid Film. When pruning, I carry a Clorox disinfecting towelette to wipe off the blades and prevent spread of pathogens or diseases from plant to plant. Make sure you keep those Felcos sharp. The are easy to sharpen and your work will reflect the proper care you give your pruners.

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Old 08-06-2006, 08:45 PM
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Clean with a diluted mixture of alcohol or bleach & water, using a Scotch brite pad or steel wool and then spray with a light coating of Fluid Film. When pruning, I carry a Clorox disinfecting towelette to wipe off the blades and prevent spread of pathogens or diseases from plant to plant. Make sure you keep those Felcos sharp. The are easy to sharpen and your work will reflect the proper care you give your pruners.

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Kirk,
good insight, thanks
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Old 08-06-2006, 09:08 PM
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Try spit it's the best,or some wd-40.
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Old 08-06-2006, 09:18 PM
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Clean with a diluted mixture of alcohol or bleach & water, using a Scotch brite pad or steel wool and then spray with a light coating of Fluid Film. When pruning, I carry a Clorox disinfecting towelette to wipe off the blades and prevent spread of pathogens or diseases from plant to plant. Make sure you keep those Felcos sharp. The are easy to sharpen and your work will reflect the proper care you give your pruners.

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That's good advice, Adam. We clean/disinfect them from job to job with rubbing alcohol.
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