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How to Sharpen Pruners

Simplify trimming and keep plants healthy by using sharp tools

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There are a few good reasons to keep your pruning tools sharp. For one thing, it’s easier to prune with a sharp blade than a dull one. But more important, a cleaner cut heals faster and more efficiently, resulting in a healthier plant that will be better prepared to fight disease and insect infestation.
 
If you’ve ever wondered about how to sharpen pruners, then be sure to check out this video with Lee Reich. Reich is a horticultural consultant and the author of The Pruning Book , published by The Taunton Press.

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  1. user-7008119 06/08/2016

    Nice! Thank you for posting this

  2. dixielincoln 03/13/2017

    Thanks for your post! I usually use a file but what you did makes a LOT more sense! I'm ready to go again1

  3. user-7008568 05/17/2017

    Try a Speedy Sharp out! www.speedysharp.com

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