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need help with pruning tools(cleaning)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Florida Gardener, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. My loppers are stored in my truck box and they rust no matter what. I use Naval Jelly which takes it off but they end up rusting again....

    Also, my felco snips have stopped being "springy" meaning when you make a cut they don't by themselves go back into the open position, they stick a little bit. I sprayed WD-40 which helped, but not much....

    any thoughts guys?? Thanks in advance
  2. JMiller08

    JMiller08 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 349

    Try some fluid film for the loppers. As far as the sips ya got me on that one.
  3. Dano50

    Dano50 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,781

    Fluid Film will certainly protect your tools. The best way to apply is to spray on a rag and rub in the metal.

    If any member hasn't tried the product and lives in the US, just PM your name and address for a free sample can.
  4. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,745

    Are they getting stuck in the same position. Could be a burr on the edge.
    Could be too tight. Could be your spring is too weak, or your spring got sticky with goo.
    Replacement springs are usually under $2. Just look around.
    Otherwise, try cleaning with a solvent (like hedge trimmer resin remover), to get any stickiness out, re-lube (I like silicone lube), and re-adjust the tightness.

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