By Sara Holder. Hand Tools. Published at Saturday, December 16th, 2017 - 00:53:28 AM.
Pruners - All-Purpose Pruners - There are a lot of choices and things to consider when selecting a pair of pruning shears. Look at the construction of your chosen pruning shears. Those that use nuts and bolts to secure parts in place are preferable to those that use rivets since it means you can replace the blades if they should get damaged or worn out. Consider pruning shear safety. Always opt for a pair of shears that have a locking mechanism to keep the blades shut when not in use. Set yourself a budget. While you can find some very inexpensive pruning shears, avid gardeners may want to spend a little more to get a pair that will last many years to come. Always clean the blades of your pruning shears after use. Certain substances, such as resinous sap, will damage the edges, so giving them a quick wipe down after each use will make them last longer. Most pruning shears have blades made of steel, but some are made of titanium or have a titanium coating to prevent rust and tarnishing. Shears with blades made from hardened steel or titanium are less likely to get nicks or to dull quickly. Remember that lightweight models may not be as sturdy and durable as heavy models, so you must find a pruner that is both a comfortable weight and well-built. If you have particularly small hands, you may require a compact pair of pruning shears. The only issue with extra-small pruning shears is that theyre not usually up to heavy-duty jobs. They’re better-suited for use with potted plants, herbs, flowering plants, and small shrubs or saplings. A snip here, a cut there, and slowly you regain control of those plants that are always fighting to take over your yard. Thats why a good pair of pruning shears are an essential part of any gardeners arsenal. But what makes one pair of pruning shears better than another, and how do you find the right ones to fit your needs? Information provided
Nose Pliers - All good anglers will have a pair of corrosion resistant nose pliers.You always seem to find a need for them when out fishing, so a good quality pair is on top of most fishermens must have list. Fillet Knife - The next tool you will find in all tackle boxes is a high quality fillet knife. These come in all shapes and sizes to meet each anglers different needs but the common feature is that they are usually razor-sharp and have a good quality blade. I prefer the titanium bonded type with an 8 inch blade.
When selecting garden tools, make sure you get the right tool for the job, but dont stop there. Part of selecting any tool is the \"How does it feel in my hand?\" test. When choosing, try to imagine how the tool will feel after a few hours of use. Remember, as the size of the tool increases, the weight of the tool also increases. Larger tools are efficient, just remember to choose one that wont wear you out too quickly. Here are some of the different tools you might find.
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