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Care and maintenance tips

Spear & Jackson goes to great lengths to ensure that our products perform to the highest standards. Using the care and maintenance tips below can help to extend the lifetime of our products, and give you years of reliable gardening pleasure. There are some tips to help keep you safe, too!

Shears

Clean your shears with a dry cloth after each session to remove sap and any moisture, and keep the pivot point on the blades well oiled. At the end of the cutting season, wipe the blades down with an oiled rag, to prevent corrosion. If cutting becomes difficult, sharpen the blade edges by carefully running a file diagonally away from you across the sharp edge, maintaining the factory bevel. Hone the final sixteenth of an inch of the blade with a sharpening stone.

Loppers

During heavy periods of use, make sure the pivot is kept well oiled and sharpen the blade if cutting requires more effort. Always clean and dry the blade with a dry cloth after each day's pruning, to remove any sap or moisture. Wipe the blades down at the end of the cutting season with an oiled rag, to prevent corrosion. Maintain all sharp edges with a medium grit sharpening stone.

Pruners

During heavy periods of use, make sure the spring is kept well oiled, and sharpen the blade if cutting requires more effort. Always clean and dry the blade with a dry cloth after each day's pruning, to remove any sap or moisture. Wipe the blades down at the end of the cutting season with an oiled rag, to prevent corrosion. Maintain all sharp edges with a medium grit sharpening stone.

Garden saws

Always carefully clean and dry the blade with a dry cloth after each use, to remove any sap or moisture. Wipe the blade down at the end of the cutting season with an oiled rag, to prevent corrosion.

Tree pruners

During heavy periods of use, make sure the spring and pivot are kept well oiled. Always clean and dry the blades with a dry cloth after each day's pruning, to remove any sap or moisture. Wipe the blades down at the end of the cutting season with an oiled rag, to prevent corrosion.

Digging & cultivating tools

General use: Remove soils during use, and wash at the end of the day. Do not leave outside during extreme weather conditions. Wipe any moisture from the tool before storage. Store in a cool dry place such as a garden shed or garage. Always hang tools head up.

End of season: Thoroughly wash the tool head. Wipe all moisture from the metal parts and wipe or spray them with oil. Wipe the hardwood shaft with a rag soaked in linseed oil at the start and end of the gardening season.

Usage: These tools are not manufactured for striking, prising or levering applications - for example, do not attempt to lift heavy paving slabs using the end of the tool.

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