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WD-40 Is All You Need To Keep Your Pruning Shears In Tip-Top Shape
Shears are essential gardening tools, but using dirty or rusty clippers can spread disease throughout your plants. Luckily, a yearly coat of WD-40 can solve this issue.
To clean your shears, disassemble the tool if it doesn’t seem too complicated. Remove as much rust as possible with a wire brush, then switch to steel wool for the rest.
Once you’ve removed as much rust as possible, scrub them with warm soapy water and a sponge. The water will help remove rust, so repeat this step if necessary.
Afterward, coat the shears with WD-40 and let them soak for 10 minutes. Use a clean towel to remove the WD-40, and scrub the tool with a wire brush or steel wool if needed.
Once your shears are rust-free, lubricate every moving part, including where the blades meet the bolt, springs, and safety locks, with WD-40 before reassembling.