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Old 07-24-2014, 11:53 PM
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AngryGardening Equipment - Disappointments


Feel free to post about your own beefs here too.


Not to be negative...but sometimes venting can make you feel better.



Is anyone one else sick and tired of buying pruners, cutters, and shears....because they're so dull you couldn't cut a toothpick with them?!


I for one, am fed up with having to buy new pruners constantly.


I love how the sales lady says to me today when I found myself back at the store looking for my third pair this year....."well, you get what you pay for"!!!


I don't even buy the cheap ones, but they still become dull way too fast and I'm back at the store looking for yet another pair. It's ridiculous.


Here's my latest pair and they're super sharp....but aren't they all when you first get them?!





We'll see how long they actually hold up for. I just keep trying different ones but none of them last long. Hoping these ones will be different.

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Old 07-25-2014, 11:02 PM
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I was reading some where that if you clean them off real good and put something like wd40 on them , they will work real good again . they get all sticky from the stuff we cut , and it starts to build up .
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Old 07-25-2014, 11:36 PM
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I'm a fanatic about keeping my pruners clean, and all my garden tools for that matter....so this isn't the problem.


Thanks for the neat tip about WD40, Nancy....I'll try that.
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Old 07-26-2014, 09:02 AM
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most of the tools you buy today are built to wear out and have to buy new ones it is hard to find good ones anymore that will last
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Old 07-26-2014, 09:04 AM
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I totally agree, Raccoon. Even the expensive pruners of today are cheaply made.
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Old 07-26-2014, 09:06 AM
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and do not last either
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:00 AM
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Think I'm going to hit Lee Valley tools and try to find a quality pair with a lifetime guaranty.
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:06 AM
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yes that would be very nice to have a lifetime guarantee on them wouldn't it
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Old 07-26-2014, 02:20 PM
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This website may be helpful. The author says she sharpens her pruners every six weeks.
http://www.finegardening.com/sharpening-pruners
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Old 07-26-2014, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by RaccoonBandit View Post:
yes that would be very nice to have a lifetime guarantee on them wouldn't it

Well look here ......Anyone ever heard of or use these? If not, get these it has a lifetime gaurantee..

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004MF...dir_mdp_mobile

I just got a new set recently along with a lil gardening cart fully of all kinds of gardening goodies. It was given to me from one of the men on campus who won it during our Annual Spring Fling, right before Spring Break this past Mar. He stopped by the office last week, and says I have something to give you. When he told me what it was, I was ftattered and very excited. It was a doorprize, at the event and when he won it I badgered him all afternoon for it. (had no clue if he gardened or not), he said he &his wife arent going to use it, they kept 2 items, and wanted to give me the rest. The lil cart was litterally stuffed, had several herb seeds in it headed out to work in garden shortly gonna get some planted for fall.
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Old 07-26-2014, 09:04 PM
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I buy pruners almost every single year. It's sad to admit that I just expect them to wear out quickly, so I never spend too much on them. I don't like spending a lot on flower pots either.
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Old 07-26-2014, 09:27 PM
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I can usually pick them up for a buck or two @ estate sales or garage sales. The ones I got in the cart from a coworker werent the ones with a lifetime warranty, even those werent very expensive.
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:10 AM
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Thanks for the replies and suggestions, guys.


I have knives that I've been using for 20 years that I've never had to sharpen even once and they are still super sharp! So why would I need to sharpen my pruners after less than a year?! Doesn't make any sense. I really believe that they are just not making them like they used to....along with everything else these days.


Sounds negative I know, but I've noticed a lot of things that used to be built to last, are now being made as cheaply as possible. They call it "new and improved" and jack the prices up but you're not getting what you pay for.


I don't blame you Pinkham, for not spending a lot. Even the expensive ones become dull too quickly.

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Old 07-27-2014, 08:14 AM
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they do not make anything to last now days as they need you to go buy more and more and more
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:19 AM
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Camera memory cards are another beef of mine. I'm so sick of buying them, but they simply don't last when you take as many pictures as I do. My canon dslr camera is sensitive and it won't accept a memory card that is too old or used.


Tired of the frame of the cards, cracking and splitting. I'm even fairly gentle but they still split over time. It's ridiculous.


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