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Bypass pruners have two sharp blades, like scissors (except that the blades are curved, so they don't slip off the branch you are cutting). Anvil pruners have one sharp blade that is pressed against a flat plate. Anvil pruners can handle harder and thicker stems but cause more damage to soft stems. Cheap bypass pruners soon become useless, because the ...


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I have never heard of this practice and couldn't find any authoritative sources for it (although I did find a number of anecdotal sources and sources that pretended to be authoritative). Personally (and anecdotally), I store my tools for the winter by wiping them with machine oil, applying a thin coating of the oil. I then put them into an unheated, ...


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My experience is with a different chainsaw manufacturer with a battery somewhat larger at 6 Ah 36 volts and a much lighter string trimmer. The saw is a very good and convenient tool, but it has a high price point to get started. This buys convenience, lightness and reliability. It does a great job trimming up trees once down, cutting light firewood and ...


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A twin faucet outlet simplifies things. If you really need to irrigate both trees and sprinkler at same time just add a metafim reducer to the line supplying the trees.ideally a twin faucet with two timers separating irrigation times giving you full pressure for the sprinkling application. And as I mentioned metafim have a range of inline pressure reducers ...


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This might have been already suggested. Why not use steel edging? It comes in brown to match most cedar stained fences. If grass comes up between the edging and fence kill it with Roundup, etc. Your string trimmer will hit the edging and not your fence.


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These shears remind me very much of similar perhaps smaller shears found in many garden sheds in the UK some 40 years ago. Bypass pruners, handles sometimes covered in green paint to make them look like garden tools, that worked quite well since they were sharp, often used for rose pruning. When used in limited applications they lasted a long time. The ...


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Although these are meant to cut up to 25mm stems, in practice, it's better to stick well inside the limit of the cut; in my experience with this length of pruner, achieving a very clean cut on stems at the maximum width is next to impossible. The other drawback with this type of pruner is that, because the length of your pruners requires a two handed ...


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The metal part you are holding is the outer non-kinking protective pipe. There should be a flexible rubbery tube inside. I hope it hasn't retreated far down the pipe because it has to go over the barb on the fitting shown. Once the tubing is on, then you can see if it just compresses against the outer pipe (most likely) or needs a special part.


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I have seen this done in Australia, but only for shovels (spades). Seems to reduce the rusting at the cutting edge of the shovel where it matters the most.


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A company called Vargo sells something very similar they call a "Titanium Pot Lifter" but when this is resold on a major online store it becomes a "Titanium Pot Gripper"; I hesitate to provide a link since it is commercial but I'm sure you can do a search. A pot 'lifter' could be a number of things, so maybe the 'gripper' is a better label, being both ...


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There are a few factors to consider: cutting edge sharpness - the finer the edge on the cutting blade the more readily it will bite into a wood surface. Try using the pruner on a hardwood dowel and see if it marks the surface easily, then try it on softer wood such as a pencil. When sharpening, make sure to eliminate nicks and sharpen to one angled side ...


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Having the saw on a pole is good; although more work to hold it keeps the dangerous saw part further away from the user. I haven't used the ones with batteries, just several with an electric cord which were fine. I use a battery hedge trimmer (Stihl) and it was fine too


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The point of a moss stick or moss pole is to push the aerial roots into it as they grow, so they can collect moisture if they want. Home made ones are usually made using wire mesh, filled with sphagnum moss - it sounds like you're thinking of somehow trying to wrap something round a bamboo stick instead. Using sponge or rockwool will not only be hard to wrap ...


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I live in Texas & in our subdivisions we have solid wood fences so that the fencing comes all the way down to the grass & there are no spaces in between the pickets. I discovered this method many years ago & it works perfectly. I never damage my fence, but I sure wish my neighbors would do this because they are cutting holes in my fence. What I ...


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With 4% 2T mix, it may smoke while running or foul up your spark plug, but nothing to worry. It would not damage your engine.


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