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FELCOS

Post by K. Capella » Sun, 15 Mar 1998 04:00:00



You can get felcos cleaned and sharpened for free at any Smith & Hawken
store.  I work there part-time.

kimberly
kimberly aurora's Studio
romantic flowers
www.romanticflowers.com

 
 
 

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Post by Mel Hul » Tue, 17 Mar 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

> You can get felcos cleaned and sharpened for free at any Smith & Hawken
> store.  I work there part-time.

> kimberly
> kimberly aurora's Studio
> romantic flowers
> www.romanticflowers.com

That's nice, but sharpening your clips ain't rocket science and should be done
often if you don't like sore wrists and sore roses.

Get yourself a good carborundom stone.  Keep it oiled.  Grind the blade
lightly and evenly at a 30 degree angle 'til it feels really sharp, then do
one swipe on the opposite side to take off the burr.

Felcos and any other good shears and loppers have blades made of high carbon
steel.  That's  the kind that can rust.  It is softer than most stainless
steel, but takes an edge better than any stainless ever can.  It also loses
that edge faster.

Be kind to your roses with really sharp shears and loppers.
--
                    Mel Hulse, Col. USAF (Ret'd)
                     Silicon Valley rose Farmer

 
 
 

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Post by Jeffrey A. Del C » Tue, 17 Mar 1998 04:00:00



Quote:


>> You can get felcos cleaned and sharpened for free at any Smith & Hawken
>> store.  I work there part-time.

>> kimberly
>> kimberly aurora's Studio
>> romantic flowers
>> www.romanticflowers.com

>That's nice, but sharpening your clips ain't rocket science and should be done
>often if you don't like sore wrists and sore roses.

>Get yourself a good carborundom stone.  Keep it oiled.  Grind the blade
>lightly and evenly at a 30 degree angle 'til it feels really sharp, then do
>one swipe on the opposite side to take off the burr.

>Felcos and any other good shears and loppers have blades made of high carbon
>steel.  That's  the kind that can rust.  It is softer than most stainless
>steel, but takes an edge better than any stainless ever can.  It also loses
>that edge faster.

>Be kind to your roses with really sharp shears and loppers.

Amen, brother.

If pruners have gotten so dull that they need machine grinding, they've
been neglected.

J. Del Col
--
Nothing counts the clock, numbers our days,
nothing mortals us so well
as the sight of an erstwhile lover
at ceremonies for children had with others

 
 
 

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Post by william S. Hillm » Tue, 17 Mar 1998 04:00:00




Quote:




> >> You can get felcos cleaned and sharpened for free at any Smith & Hawken
> >> store.  I work there part-time.

> >> kimberly
> >> kimberly aurora's Studio
> >> romantic flowers
> >> www.romanticflowers.com

> >That's nice, but sharpening your clips ain't rocket science and should be done
> >often if you don't like sore wrists and sore roses.

> >Get yourself a good carborundom stone.  Keep it oiled.  Grind the blade
> >lightly and evenly at a 30 degree angle 'til it feels really sharp, then do
> >one swipe on the opposite side to take off the burr.

> >Felcos and any other good shears and loppers have blades made of high carbon
> >steel.  That's  the kind that can rust.  It is softer than most stainless
> >steel, but takes an edge better than any stainless ever can.  It also loses
> >that edge faster.

> >Be kind to your roses with really sharp shears and loppers.

> Amen, brother.

> If pruners have gotten so dull that they need machine grinding, they've
> been neglected.

> J. Del Col
> --

You seem to be confusing  a machine grinder using a carbide stone with a
power wet stone. The carbide stone is used to redress a badly worn or chipped
blade before being honed either on a hand stone or far better on power wet
stone where the stone has a constant supply of water to keep the pores of the
stone clean.  I originally got the Wen power wet stone for wood lathe tools
that have to have a razor sharp and nick free edge and best to have a hollow
ground edge.  The accepted way used to be hone on a *** abrasive wheel and
these do a good job with minimal material loss from the tool but after
getting the power wet stone found the edge cut cleaner and faster and the
edge stayed sharper much longer.  Two of my Felcos are over 30 years old and
both have original blades in them. The wen is also excellent for honing a
budding knife. Good also for my wife's Fiskars sewing scissors

Bill

 
 
 

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Post by Mel Hul » Wed, 18 Mar 1998 04:00:00




Quote:






> > >> You can get felcos cleaned and sharpened for free at any Smith & Hawken
> > >> store.  I work there part-time.

> > >> kimberly
> > >> kimberly aurora's Studio
> > >> romantic flowers
> > >> www.romanticflowers.com

> > >That's nice, but sharpening your clips ain't rocket science and should be done
> > >often if you don't like sore wrists and sore roses.

> > >Get yourself a good carborundom stone.  Keep it oiled.  Grind the blade
> > >lightly and evenly at a 30 degree angle 'til it feels really sharp, then do
> > >one swipe on the opposite side to take off the burr.

> > >Felcos and any other good shears and loppers have blades made of high carbon
> > >steel.  That's  the kind that can rust.  It is softer than most stainless
> > >steel, but takes an edge better than any stainless ever can.  It also loses
> > >that edge faster.

> > >Be kind to your roses with really sharp shears and loppers.

> > Amen, brother.

> > If pruners have gotten so dull that they need machine grinding, they've
> > been neglected.

> > J. Del Col
> > --

> You seem to be confusing  a machine grinder using a carbide stone with a
> power wet stone. The carbide stone is used to redress a badly worn or chipped
> blade before being honed either on a hand stone or far better on power wet
> stone where the stone has a constant supply of water to keep the pores of the
> stone clean.  I originally got the Wen power wet stone for wood lathe tools
> that have to have a razor sharp and nick free edge and best to have a hollow
> ground edge.  The accepted way used to be hone on a *** abrasive wheel and
> these do a good job with minimal material loss from the tool but after
> getting the power wet stone found the edge cut cleaner and faster and the
> edge stayed sharper much longer.  Two of my Felcos are over 30 years old and
> both have original blades in them. The wen is also excellent for honing a
> budding knife. Good also for my wife's Fiskars sewing scissors

Ok!  Tell us the RIGHT way, sir.  Meanwhile, the rest of you... don't neglect
sharpening those clips while waiting to order a power wet stone.

Bill.  Do you still use a straight razor and razor strop?  HehHeh!

Related subject. Belt Holsters.  Just got my Felco holster today.  I've been
using a more expensive C...... holster, but after a short time, the top bends
out making it hard to holster your shears.  The simple Felco one is designed
so this can't happen.  Even if you already have other than a Felco holster,
get one.  Mine from A.M. Leonard, 1-800-543-8955, cost less than $6.00
--
                    Mel Hulse, Col. USAF (Ret'd)
                     Silicon Valley Rose Farmer
                  SUPPORT YOUR PUBLIC ROSE GARDEN!

 
 
 

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Post by william S. Hillm » Wed, 18 Mar 1998 04:00:00



Quote:







> > > >> You can get felcos cleaned and sharpened for free at any Smith & Hawken
> > > >> store.  I work there part-time.

> > > >> kimberly
> > > >> kimberly aurora's Studio
> > > >> romantic flowers
> > > >> www.romanticflowers.com

> > > >That's nice, but sharpening your clips ain't rocket science and should be done
> > > >often if you don't like sore wrists and sore roses.

> > > >Get yourself a good carborundom stone.  Keep it oiled.  Grind the blade
> > > >lightly and evenly at a 30 degree angle 'til it feels really sharp, then do
> > > >one swipe on the opposite side to take off the burr.

> > > >Felcos and any other good shears and loppers have blades made of high carbon
> > > >steel.  That's  the kind that can rust.  It is softer than most stainless
> > > >steel, but takes an edge better than any stainless ever can.  It also loses
> > > >that edge faster.

> > > >Be kind to your roses with really sharp shears and loppers.

> > > Amen, brother.

> > > If pruners have gotten so dull that they need machine grinding, they've
> > > been neglected.

> > > J. Del Col
> > > --

> > You seem to be confusing  a machine grinder using a carbide stone with a
> > power wet stone. The carbide stone is used to redress a badly worn or chipped
> > blade before being honed either on a hand stone or far better on power wet
> > stone where the stone has a constant supply of water to keep the pores of the
> > stone clean.  I originally got the Wen power wet stone for wood lathe tools
> > that have to have a razor sharp and nick free edge and best to have a hollow
> > ground edge.  The accepted way used to be hone on a *** abrasive wheel and
> > these do a good job with minimal material loss from the tool but after
> > getting the power wet stone found the edge cut cleaner and faster and the
> > edge stayed sharper much longer.  Two of my Felcos are over 30 years old and
> > both have original blades in them. The wen is also excellent for honing a
> > budding knife. Good also for my wife's Fiskars sewing scissors

> Ok!  Tell us the RIGHT way, sir.  Meanwhile, the rest of you... don't neglect
> sharpening those clips while waiting to order a power wet stone.

> Bill.  Do you still use a straight razor and razor strop?  HehHeh!

Mel,  No as thought that razor and razor strop went out about the same time
that sharping scissors and pruning shears with a hand stone did!

Bill in Alhambra Calif.

3:12:20 am  3/17/1998

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> Related subject. Belt Holsters.  Just got my Felco holster today.  I've been
> using a more expensive C...... holster, but after a short time, the top bends
> out making it hard to holster your shears.  The simple Felco one is designed
> so this can't happen.  Even if you already have other than a Felco holster,
> get one.  Mine from A.M. Leonard, 1-800-543-8955, cost less than $6.00
> --
>                     Mel Hulse, Col. USAF (Ret'd)
>                      Silicon Valley Rose Farmer
>                   SUPPORT YOUR PUBLIC ROSE GARDEN!