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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 28, 2014 11:23 AM CST
I bought this sharpener last year when I was visiting my daughter in New Mexico. Her local nursery uses it for their pruners and other tools with blades.

I have used it on my kitchen scissors, garden pruners, and knives. My husband has one in his wood working shop and uses it on some of his tools. Both of us are very happy with it, and I no longer have dull garden pruners.
Has anyone else had experience with this handy tool?

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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Jul 28, 2014 12:28 PM CST
I saw two reviews of this product on the home depot site, one lady was not able to figure out how to use the tool, she returned it and give it a poor rating due to inadequate instructions.
So here is a YouTube video to show exactly how it is used, it seems every product made should have instructions on YouTube to illustrate how to use it. Seeing a video for most of us is so much better than trying to read instructions (especially some of the ones written in foreign countries than make no sense).
I have never bought one of these still just use a file, or sharpening stone in the drill, but I have been tempted.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1AVkiwEsQs
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jul 28, 2014 3:21 PM CST
Great video Seedfork. Thank you for posting it. We have always used the traditional methods of sharpening out tools and untensils, until I saw this used at the above mentioned nursery in New Mexico. The cashier had just opened the package to try it out before putting them on the display end to sell them. She had one of the old pruners that wouldn't cut anything. She looked at the instructions and gave it a try. And yes, you could cut a piece of paper with the blade when she finished. It went from not cutting the tiniest of plant stems to cutting woody stems like they were butter.

I really love mine, and am very glad I found this tool last year. No more dull blades here.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Jul 29, 2014 3:50 PM CST
I'm impressed .. guess I'll pick one up tomorrow!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jul 29, 2014 4:21 PM CST
Let us know how what you think of it after giving it a try.
I sure love mine.
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jul 30, 2014 8:45 AM CST
I went to Home Depot and Lowes and couldn't find one.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 30, 2014 10:49 AM CST
It was in a funny place when I found mine at Home Depot. The help didn't even know about them.
The Home Depot in SC shows that they have it. http://www.homedepot.com/s/bayer%2520all%2520in%2520one%2520...
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jul 30, 2014 11:19 AM CST
I ended up ordering it from the hd site .. will be delivered to the store in a few weeks. And no one there had ever heard of it either.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 30, 2014 12:06 PM CST
Glad you could get it. Let me know what you think of it after you've had a chance to put it to use.
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RickCorey
Aug 1, 2014 7:05 PM CST
It looks very well designed ... but I seem to be old-fashioned about some things.

I "just don't like" carbide scrapers for sharpening things to a fine knife edge. I like diamond stones because they cut fast and stay flat forever. Or starting with draw-filing and then switching to stones.

I use carbide scrapers and hand-drill grinders for removing metal coarsely and shaping a rough bevel, for example on a lawnmower blade, but for some reason I can't really name, it just "feels right" to finish every edge with light pressure against a fine grit stone, alternating sides so the burr is minimal.

If it can push-cut an heirloom tomato skin without compressing it, it's sharp enough. If you have to slice to get a clean cut ... well, it COULD be sharper.

I could try to rationalize that bias, but I think it is just being suspicious of anything that isn't "my way" after I've perfected "my way" for 20 years or more.

Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Aug 8, 2014 12:13 PM CST
I got mine and I'm impressed .. it does a great job on pruners and secateurs, a splendid job on knives, serrated too and an awesome job on scissors! Haven't tried the lawn mower blade yet. There is a separate sharpeners for single and double edge blades.

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woofie
Aug 8, 2014 12:53 PM CST
I was just mentioning this tool to DH this morning (as I was lopping off invading canes from the climbing rose next to the porch with my oh-so-dull bypass pruners Hilarious! ). I may ask him to look for one of these next time he's by Home Depot.
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Aug 8, 2014 1:09 PM CST
They don't have them in the stores .. you have to order them online.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 8, 2014 1:14 PM CST
Anne thank you for the great review. It's good to know I'm not the only one that thinks that it is an amazing tool.
I just used mine again today. I never have dull garden tools now.

Call ahead woofie, my HD had them in stock. Be sure to give the full name, that way they can look them up in their inventory. They put them in such an odd spot in the store.
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Aug 8, 2014 2:02 PM CST
I was about ready to toss out some old scissors I use in the kitchen .. made them like new again!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Aug 8, 2014 3:13 PM CST
That is one of the first things I tried mine on, old scissors. They are like new now.
Name: woofie
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woofie
Aug 8, 2014 7:37 PM CST
You're right. The local store doesn't stock them, but you can order them for pickup in-store. We have to go to Spokane regularly for my doggie's meds, so if DH is interested, I'll just order them for pickup and save the shipping. Smiling
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 8, 2014 9:03 PM CST
Hurray!
Can't wait for you to give it a try.

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