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cleaning pruners?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by fga, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    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?
  2. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    i use a cloth damp with motor oil, then after finished, spray wd-40 on it.
  3. phototropic1

    phototropic1 LawnSite Member
    from MS
    Messages: 118

    I just spray down with WD-40 and rub with a Scotch Guard pad. Works well!
  4. gardenkeeper88

    gardenkeeper88 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 350

    Brake cleaner cuts the sap really good then keep WD40 on them.
  5. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,420

    Kerosene and 20w oil mixture
  6. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    thanks for the tips, just what i'm looking for.
  7. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,406

    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.

  8. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    good insight, thanks

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Try spit it's the best,or some wd-40.
  10. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

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

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