July 2, 2022
How to Sharpen Secateurs

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Secateurs are a gardener’s most important tool. You use them to prune your plants and trim your flowers, but they can sometimes become blunt and need to be sharpened. Secateurs should always be sharp to ensure that you get a clean cut when you cut anything. There are many ways on how to sharpen secateurs, but the easiest way is with a honing steel.

  • 1.Take your Sharpen Secateurs and hold them in one hand by the blade while you grip the handle of a honing steel in the other hand.
  • 2. Position the blade of the secateurs at a 20-degree angle from the honing steel while resting it on top of the honing steel’s surface.
  • 3. Push down with moderate pressure while sliding forward along the surface of the hone steel for 10 seconds.
  • 4.Reverse direction and slide backward along the surface of the hone steel for 10 seconds.
  • 5. Repeat steps 3 and

Ways to Sharpen Secateurs

There are many ways to sharpen secateurs. Some work better than others and some have advantages and disadvantages.

  • 1.Sharpening by using a sharpening steel

A sharpening steel is a wooden block with a sharp edge, usually consisting of at least one groove, that you will be using to sharpen your secateurs. It is important to put the handle of the secateurs in the hone as you may be startled if it begins to move while you are sharpening.

To sharpen a secateur with a sharpening steel you will need to grip the blade of the secateurs. Then you will need to push forward along the surface of the honing steel for 10 seconds.

  • 2. Using a soft iron blade

A soft iron blade is a hard metal or alloy that you will be using to sharpen your secateurs, which can take some getting used to.

The Best Way To Sharpen Secateurs

The above was the traditional way to Sharpen Secateurs, but now you can choose from a variety of different methods to sharpen your secateurs. Each method will sharpen your secateurs at different speeds and your final cut will always be better. However, in a survey among my friends, I’ve found out that over 85% of them usually sharpen their secateurs with this method.

  • 1. Take your secateurs and hold them in one hand by the blade while you grip the handle of a honing steel in the other hand.
  • 2.Position the blade of the secateurs at a 30-degree angle from the honing steel while resting it on top of the honing steel’s surface.
  • 3. Pull back the edge of the secateurs and position the blade so that the honing steel is pressed against the edge of the blade on the opposite side.

Conclusion

This is an important aspect of the best way to sharpen secateurs. You should never use high speed spinning blades on secateurs. Secateurs must be sharpened with a tool that doesn’t have spinning blades.Each method will sharpen your secateurs at different speeds and your final cut will always be better.

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