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Churchville, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 27, 2012
2:25 PM

Post #9183728

Hi all!

I committed a cardinal sin and did not wipe down my Felco hand pruners right after I used them. When I went to clean them up the next day, even rubbing them down with WD-40 and a rag left some "goo" on them and a faint rust line that had developed. Can I use something like "goo gone" on them? Or should I stick with the WD-40 and use some steel wool?

Thank you!
Decatur, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 27, 2012
8:50 PM

Post #9184212

I clean my pruners with steel wool and mineral spirits but probably other solvents would do. After drying I give them a light coat of oil.


SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

June 28, 2012
10:27 AM

Post #9184786

I used a light steel wool pad on mine, just yesterday.

My usual cleaning routine is to just rinse, dry, and spray with WD40 after each use. Between cuttings in the garden, I soak my pruners in a small container with 1 part bleach to 9 parts water, or thereabouts...keeps from spreading disease between the plants/flowers/veggies...

Churchville, MD
(Zone 7a)

July 1, 2012
4:42 PM

Post #9189071

Thank you for your suggestions!
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 6, 2012
5:58 PM

Post #9297798

I clean mine with a sanding wheel, attached to my drill - sharpens them at the same time!


SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

October 8, 2012
8:53 AM

Post #9299538

Nice tip, KayJones!

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