Staying Sharp

Sharpen the blades and keep your pruners in tip-top shape.

Sharpening Pruners: Step 3

Position a medium (or coarse, if the shears are badly dulled) diamond hand file against the blade at the same angle as the bevel. With one smooth stroke, draw the file along the contour of the blade and toward its tip. Use moderate pressure and keep the file at the same angle throughout the stroke. Always file away from your body.