Cleaning & Sharpening


Keep them clean, keep them sharp. Surprisingly, it's not that hard!

Pruning Tools

We recommend that you clean, sharpen, oil - in that order.

How Often?

It's a common question - how often should I sharpen my cutting tools? Short answer is, it depends how frequently you use your tools.

Here are recommendations based on frequent use; you can judge from there if you don't use your tools often.

Secateurs:  every couple of weeks if you use them daily.

Shears:  daily, or even throughout the day, when you’re using them intensively. Especially if clipping boxwood.

Saws:  it is recommended that you don't sharpen impulse-hardened blades because it is difficult to do so without removing the extra hardness from the steel.

For more detailed cleaning and sharpening instructions, and which gear to use for which tool, click here.

Sneeboer Tools

Video 'How To's'

Niwaki Tool Care

Okatsune Tool Care

Sneeboer Tool Care