[NAFEX]sharpening shears / secateurs

tanis cuff tanistanis at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 29 10:20:44 EDT 2005

Thanks.  I wish sharpening directions were printed on the handles of by-pass 
pruners.  I can't count the number of friends, relatives, neighbors who have 
shown me their loppers which "worked great for a year, but even tho I 
sharpened them this spring they pried apart."  (For some reason they feel 
compelled to sharpen/ruin their loppers, but leave their hand-pruners 

Like Del described, the inside faces of the 2 cutting parts of by-pass type 
cutters have got to meet smooth & perfect.  If in doubt, please don't touch 
them with any sharpening tool.  Only work on the other faces.

----Original Message Follows----
From: Del Stubbs <>
To: North American Fruit Explorers <>
Subject: [NAFEX]sharpening shears / secateurs
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 06:55:19 -0700 (PDT)

Since I operate a knife making shop - on occasion I touch up local friends' 
and my own
secateurs . Sharpening them is not rocket science, but is specific to them. 
I looked
online for some kind of guide but didn't find one. So here are my 
suggestions for anyone
who doesn't have someone locally to keep them in tune....

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