Tips For Using Tools
- To prevent splinters in your hands, periodically wipe over the wooden handles of garden tools with linseed oil. Sand the handles back first if they have already started to splinter.
- Hang up long-handled tools on clips or nails. This is especially important for rakes and hoes, which can do nasty damage if trodden on.
- Protect your feet by wearing strong boots if using sharp tools, and also when working with power mowers and brush cutters.
- A spray of fish oil from an aerosol can will help to prevent tools becoming rusty.
- Gardening is easier if spades, hoes, mattocks and picks are kept sharp with a file or bench grinder.
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