I had a pair of Felco pruners (the original - #2) but lost them last fall. I need to replace them but I'm wondering if there is really a big difference between #2 and #5. I'm not a professional, gardening is just a hobby.
I have used Felco 2 for over 25 yrs and wouldn't have another style. I have more than once pruned a whole orchard of fruit trees with nothing more than these hand pruners. I haven't had to replaced or sharpen the blade in 3 yrs. The #2 will last forever!
These small and lightweight pruners work well for small hands and small snippings, and have useful thumb safety clips - but don't expect the tools to be heirlooms.
Question: After a long, good gardening season, my garden tools are looking rather worn and over-worked. Every right-handed garden glove has holes in the fingers. What would an experienced gardener do to wrap up the season, tool-wise?
Answer: Lavishing a little time and attention on your garden tools this time of year will pay off splendidly come spring.
Dirt and moisture can ruin any metal tool, and quickly, too. Take it from someone who found the pathetic remains of a cherished (and expensive) pair of Felco pruners in the compost.
Here's the order of business for hand tools:
1. Clean off all grime and dirt. An old toothbrush and soapy water work well.
2. Use steel wool to smooth and completely clean all surfaces.
3. Coat all metal with a light, penetrating oil.Save Up To 50% On Windows In July Plus a No Interest Option til 2012!.