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Explore care tips and FAQs for pruning items including: pruners, loppers, hedge shears, snips, grass shears, and saws

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Explore care tips and FAQs for pruning items including: pruners, loppers, hedge shears, snips, grass shears, and saws

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Pruning

Explore care tips and FAQs for pruning items including: pruners, loppers, hedge shears, snips, grass shears, and saws

Pruning Product Care Tips

Pruning Product Care Tips

Pruning Product Care Tips

1. When not using your pruning items, be sure to store them indoors, in a cool, dry place, such as the garage or shed. Always store pruning items with the handles closed to make sure the blades are also in a closed position, while keeping out of reach of children. For added safety, if your pruner has a safety clasp, be sure blades are locked closed. If it doesn't, you can cover the blades for added safety.

2. Very carefully wipe blades clean after each use. Check grooves, bumpers, gears (if applicable), and blades to make sure that debris has not become lodged or trapped in any mechanisms. If needed, you can clean your pruning items by rinsing in warm, soapy water. It’s recommended to lightly oil the blade and hinge points when finished pruning as well. Be sure to wipe all excess oil clean. A stiff bristled brush can be used to remove sap build up or plant residue, if needed. When finished cleaning, carefully dry with a soft cloth. If cutting infected wood or branches, use rubbing alcohol or a diluted bleach solution to clean your the blades. Remember, blades are extremely sharp! Always clean any pruning item with extreme care.

3. For pruning items with sharpenable blades, periodic sharpening will help keep blades sharp for easy cuts. Consult the specification chart for each individual pruner to determine if this is possible for the model you own. You may tighten and adjust the blade by using the blade tensioner or by loosening the bolt and re-tightening. For pruning items with replaceable blades, you may remove and replace blades as needed.

4. It’s recommended to always wear protective eye wear while pruning. Never prune while standing on a ladder or any unstable surface. Blades are extremely sharp! Always use care while pruning. Pruning items are not a toy and should never be used by or kept in reach of children. Read all safety warnings on product packaging prior to use.

1. When not using your pruning items, be sure to store them indoors, in a cool, dry place, such as the garage or shed. Always store pruning items with the handles closed to make sure the blades are also in a closed position, while keeping out of reach of children. For added safety, if your pruner has a safety clasp, be sure blades are locked closed. If it doesn't, you can cover the blades for added safety.

2. Very carefully wipe blades clean after each use. Check grooves, bumpers, gears (if applicable), and blades to make sure that debris has not become lodged or trapped in any mechanisms. If needed, you can clean your pruning items by rinsing in warm, soapy water. It’s recommended to lightly oil the blade and hinge points when finished pruning as well. Be sure to wipe all excess oil clean. A stiff bristled brush can be used to remove sap build up or plant residue, if needed. When finished cleaning, carefully dry with a soft cloth. If cutting infected wood or branches, use rubbing alcohol or a diluted bleach solution to clean your the blades. Remember, blades are extremely sharp! Always clean any pruning item with extreme care.

3. For pruning items with sharpenable blades, periodic sharpening will help keep blades sharp for easy cuts. Consult the specification chart for each individual pruner to determine if this is possible for the model you own. You may tighten and adjust the blade by using the blade tensioner or by loosening the bolt and re-tightening. For pruning items with replaceable blades, you may remove and replace blades as needed.

4. It’s recommended to always wear protective eye wear while pruning. Never prune while standing on a ladder or any unstable surface. Blades are extremely sharp! Always use care while pruning. Pruning items are not a toy and should never be used by or kept in reach of children. Read all safety warnings on product packaging prior to use.

1. When not using your pruning items, be sure to store them indoors, in a cool, dry place, such as the garage or shed. Always store pruning items with the handles closed to make sure the blades are also in a closed position, while keeping out of reach of children. For added safety, if your pruner has a safety clasp, be sure blades are locked closed. If it doesn't, you can cover the blades for added safety.

2. Very carefully wipe blades clean after each use. Check grooves, bumpers, gears (if applicable), and blades to make sure that debris has not become lodged or trapped in any mechanisms. If needed, you can clean your pruning items by rinsing in warm, soapy water. It’s recommended to lightly oil the blade and hinge points when finished pruning as well. Be sure to wipe all excess oil clean. A stiff bristled brush can be used to remove sap build up or plant residue, if needed. When finished cleaning, carefully dry with a soft cloth. If cutting infected wood or branches, use rubbing alcohol or a diluted bleach solution to clean your the blades. Remember, blades are extremely sharp! Always clean any pruning item with extreme care.

3. For pruning items with sharpenable blades, periodic sharpening will help keep blades sharp for easy cuts. Consult the specification chart for each individual pruner to determine if this is possible for the model you own. You may tighten and adjust the blade by using the blade tensioner or by loosening the bolt and re-tightening. For pruning items with replaceable blades, you may remove and replace blades as needed.

4. It’s recommended to always wear protective eye wear while pruning. Never prune while standing on a ladder or any unstable surface. Blades are extremely sharp! Always use care while pruning. Pruning items are not a toy and should never be used by or kept in reach of children. Read all safety warnings on product packaging prior to use.

Pruning Products FAQs

Ray Padula products have an industry leading, excellent warranty. The warranty period varies by item, and can be found on product packaging or on the product page of this website. A proof of purchase is required for all warranty claims. For full warranty information, or to submit a warranty claim, please visit the warranty center.

Bypass pruners and bypass loppers are best used for cutting new, live, and green growth.

Anvil Pruners and anvil loppers are best used for cutting dead, dry, woody branches.

For a complete guide on pruning, be sure to read The Basics of Pruning

Ray Padula gear drive pruners, loppers, and hedge shears are designed to provide additional cutting leverage and power without the need for additional force. These gears allow for you to easily cut through the toughest of branches with ease.

Caring for and cleaning your pruning tools will greatly enhance their lifespan. Very carefully wipe blades clean after each use. Check grooves, bumpers, gears (if applicable), and blades to make sure that debris has not become lodged or trapped in any mechanisms. If needed, you can clean your pruning items by rinsing in warm, soapy water. It’s recommended to lightly oil the blade and hinge points when finished pruning as well. Be sure to wipe all excess oil clean. A stiff bristled brush can be used to remove sap build up or plant residue, if needed. When finished cleaning, carefully dry with a soft cloth. If cutting infected wood or branches, use rubbing alcohol or a diluted bleach solution to clean your the blades. Remember, blades are extremely sharp! Always clean any pruning item with extreme care.

Always read and follow all safety warnings and precautions on product individual packaging. Pruning items are not toys, are extremely sharp, and may cause bodily harm if used incorrectly, carelessly, or unsafely. Never allow children to use any pruning product, and never keep pruning items in the reach of children.

To ensure safety while pruning your yard, follow these steps...

CAUTION: Do not use any pruning items around electrical wires or equipment. Do not use any pruning items when standing on a ladder, or any unstable surface. Take care to guard yourself, others, and personal property from potential falling branches while pruning.

CUT HAZARD: Pruning items have extremely sharp blades. Contact with blades may resut in severe injury. Always keep blades away from fingers and body. Handle pruning items with extreme care and caution. Use approved eye protection while pruning to protect eyes from debris.

SAFETY: Always store pruning items in a safe, secure, dry, and cool place, away from children, with the blades closed. If your pruner has a safety clasp, ensure it is in the closed and locked position whenever not being used.

Pruning Products FAQs

Pruning Products FAQs

Ray Padula products have an industry leading, excellent warranty. The warranty period varies by item, and can be found on product packaging or on the product page of this website. A proof of purchase is required for all warranty claims. For full warranty information, or to submit a warranty claim, please visit the warranty center.

Bypass pruners and bypass loppers are best used for cutting new, live, and green growth.

Anvil Pruners and anvil loppers are best used for cutting dead, dry, woody branches.

For a complete guide on pruning, be sure to read The Basics of Pruning

Ray Padula gear drive pruners, loppers, and hedge shears are designed to provide additional cutting leverage and power without the need for additional force. These gears allow for you to easily cut through the toughest of branches with ease.

Caring for and cleaning your pruning tools will greatly enhance their lifespan. Very carefully wipe blades clean after each use. Check grooves, bumpers, gears (if applicable), and blades to make sure that debris has not become lodged or trapped in any mechanisms. If needed, you can clean your pruning items by rinsing in warm, soapy water. It’s recommended to lightly oil the blade and hinge points when finished pruning as well. Be sure to wipe all excess oil clean. A stiff bristled brush can be used to remove sap build up or plant residue, if needed. When finished cleaning, carefully dry with a soft cloth. If cutting infected wood or branches, use rubbing alcohol or a diluted bleach solution to clean your the blades. Remember, blades are extremely sharp! Always clean any pruning item with extreme care.

Always read and follow all safety warnings and precautions on product individual packaging. Pruning items are not toys, are extremely sharp, and may cause bodily harm if used incorrectly, carelessly, or unsafely. Never allow children to use any pruning product, and never keep pruning items in the reach of children.

To ensure safety while pruning your yard, follow these steps...

CAUTION: Do not use any pruning items around electrical wires or equipment. Do not use any pruning items when standing on a ladder, or any unstable surface. Take care to guard yourself, others, and personal property from potential falling branches while pruning.

CUT HAZARD: Pruning items have extremely sharp blades. Contact with blades may resut in severe injury. Always keep blades away from fingers and body. Handle pruning items with extreme care and caution. Use approved eye protection while pruning to protect eyes from debris.

SAFETY: Always store pruning items in a safe, secure, dry, and cool place, away from children, with the blades closed. If your pruner has a safety clasp, ensure it is in the closed and locked position whenever not being used.

Ray Padula products have an industry leading, excellent warranty. The warranty period varies by item, and can be found on product packaging or on the product page of this website. A proof of purchase is required for all warranty claims. For full warranty information, or to submit a warranty claim, please visit the warranty center.

Bypass pruners and bypass loppers are best used for cutting new, live, and green growth.

Anvil Pruners and anvil loppers are best used for cutting dead, dry, woody branches.

For a complete guide on pruning, be sure to read The Basics of Pruning

Ray Padula gear drive pruners, loppers, and hedge shears are designed to provide additional cutting leverage and power without the need for additional force. These gears allow for you to easily cut through the toughest of branches with ease.

Caring for and cleaning your pruning tools will greatly enhance their lifespan. Very carefully wipe blades clean after each use. Check grooves, bumpers, gears (if applicable), and blades to make sure that debris has not become lodged or trapped in any mechanisms. If needed, you can clean your pruning items by rinsing in warm, soapy water. It’s recommended to lightly oil the blade and hinge points when finished pruning as well. Be sure to wipe all excess oil clean. A stiff bristled brush can be used to remove sap build up or plant residue, if needed. When finished cleaning, carefully dry with a soft cloth. If cutting infected wood or branches, use rubbing alcohol or a diluted bleach solution to clean your the blades. Remember, blades are extremely sharp! Always clean any pruning item with extreme care.

Always read and follow all safety warnings and precautions on product individual packaging. Pruning items are not toys, are extremely sharp, and may cause bodily harm if used incorrectly, carelessly, or unsafely. Never allow children to use any pruning product, and never keep pruning items in the reach of children.

To ensure safety while pruning your yard, follow these steps...

CAUTION: Do not use any pruning items around electrical wires or equipment. Do not use any pruning items when standing on a ladder, or any unstable surface. Take care to guard yourself, others, and personal property from potential falling branches while pruning.

CUT HAZARD: Pruning items have extremely sharp blades. Contact with blades may resut in severe injury. Always keep blades away from fingers and body. Handle pruning items with extreme care and caution. Use approved eye protection while pruning to protect eyes from debris.

SAFETY: Always store pruning items in a safe, secure, dry, and cool place, away from children, with the blades closed. If your pruner has a safety clasp, ensure it is in the closed and locked position whenever not being used.

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