DIY Garden Shear and Scissor Sharpening With Work Sharp

The Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener is designed to not only sharpen all your knives, but your tools as well. As we head into the dormant season for many flowering shrubs and trees, you can sharpen your garden tools to optimal condition for pruning.


How To Sharpen Your Garden and Pruning Shears

These are some of the hardest working tools in most sheds, and often the most neglected. Dull sheers are ineffective and invite injury, but most free-hand sharpening methods create inconsistent edges and jagged, awkward cuts. By sharpening with a guide, you’ll be able to confidently use any portion of the edge. One note of warning: Most people find that even the highest-end sheers are much duller fresh from the factory than after initial sharpening with the Work Sharp Original Knife and Tool Sharpener, so use caution but work with confidence that you are greatly reducing your personal strain while easing your pruning duties



How To Sharpen Your Scissors

There is no excuse to have dull scissors, especially as they are one of the most cross-purpose utility tools in any household. The Work Sharp Original Knife and Tool Sharpener has a dedicated scissor sharpening guide set for 65 degrees (our recommended angle) or a 60-degree angle on the optional outdoor knife guide that guarantees a consistent edge from tip to handle. Experienced users have sharpened scissors free-handed without the guide, but we recommend using a guide for a repeatable (and easy) edge that will keep you snipping with ease and accuracy.


For a full list of tools that you can sharpen with your Work Sharp, visit Extreme How-To

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