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Ideas for cleaning my pruners?

Churchville, MD(Zone 7a)

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)

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)

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)

Thank you for your suggestions!

Lee's Summit, MO(Zone 6a)

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

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

Nice tip, KayJones!

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