Sharpening Gardening Tools - Knowledgebase Question

Bloomington, IN
Question by nichols0
December 27, 1999
Can you recommend specific honing or sharpening tools for keeping the blades of pruners, loppers, and scuffle hoes sharp? I have seen Arkansas oilstones, synthetic sharpening "stones", pruner sharpeners, etc. What is the best all-purpose tool and do you recommend coarse, medium or fine stones or a combination of stones?


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Answer from NGA
December 27, 1999

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To briefly answer your question, use a whetstone to sharpen pruners and fine gardening knives (such as Japanese gardening knives). Large-bladed shears and loppers, shovels, hoes, etc., can be sharpened with a medium-grit mill bastard file, and finshed with a finer grit file or whetstone.

For more, check out "Sharpening Gardening Tools".

Good luck!

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