Author Topic: Bonsai Tool Maintenance  (Read 1462 times)

jlushious

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Bonsai Tool Maintenance
« on: July 08, 2014, 09:47 AM »
I looked through the forum and couldn't find anything specific on this, so I thought I would just do a quick post on what I do. I cleaned my tools last night because I finally got some stuff to do it!

I purchased some crean mate that I use to scrape off any gunk on my pruners, scissors etc. The sap - especially from pines - can make a mess and it's easy to use the crean mate to it all rub off. I also have this tool lubricant that I put on.

Also included some before and after pics of the cleaning for reference.

What do other people use?
 

gaitano

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Re: Bonsai Tool Maintenance
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2014, 07:48 PM »
Exactly that, except sandflex rather than clean mate. Both basically the same thing.
 

Jason E

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Re: Bonsai Tool Maintenance
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2014, 08:47 PM »
I use Camellia oil on the tools, it is good for using on pots as well.
 

Chrisl

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Re: Bonsai Tool Maintenance
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2014, 09:36 AM »
Same here, clean mate and camellia oil
 

Brian Van Fleet

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Re: Bonsai Tool Maintenance
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2014, 05:12 PM »
I use a sandflex block, sanitize with rubbing alcohol, then a little 3-1 oil.  I use the Tri-flow on my bike cables, never thought to use it on my tools for some reason!