Old secateurs...

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Growster...

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Old secateurs...
« on: August 08, 2011, 06:01 »
I 'inherited' these chaps when we cleared out the family home, and they're still in regular use.

I can remember my mum cutting down a rambler by mistake with them, and they were always around the garden at some stage...

The spring is still perfectly balanced, and as far as I can remember, they've never been sharpened! The balance is great, and although they're quite heavy, they cut pretty well too.

Just before I posted this, I 'Gurgled' the type to see whether they were a popular make, and apart from a small pic on a board of old tools, I can't find them anywhere! There's no maker's name either, and I suspect they were made in a local forge, as they're definitely not  mass produced.

The one problem is that sometimes, you can catch a spare bit of hand in the handles, and that damn well hurts...
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Re: Old secateurs...
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2011, 09:16 »
old tools are lovely, aren't they, especially when you're lucky enough to have them in working order  :)
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Re: Old secateurs...
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2011, 12:00 »
You're right Mum!

They've never had any rust on them either, which is astonishing, as they must have been left out in the rain a few times...!

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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2011, 21:06 »
I've painted my secateurs handles flourescent orange  as I do have the habit of abandoning them aroujnd the garden, think I will do the trowel and fork the same next year then I will (hopefully) be able to find them again!

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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2011, 21:43 »
I've painted my secateurs handles flourescent orange  as I do have the habit of abandoning them aroujnd the garden, think I will do the trowel and fork the same next year then I will (hopefully) be able to find them again!

I am taking great care of my Felco secateurs, partly because they're great, but partly because they were a quite expensive Christmas present.

I was a bit less careful with a pair of Spear and Jackson secateurs which went missing a few years ago and turned up last week in the  bottom of one of my daleks.  :ohmy:

(They have not come though the experience unscathed; just hope they have added some valuable iron to the compost!)  :nowink:
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