Precautions while using Garden Tools
Keep tools sharp
Anything used for cutting needs to be kept sharp, using a file or small carborundum stone.
It is a good idea to check your tools frequently to see if they need sharpening. They will reward you by producing a neater finish with much less effort.Eventually, some blades will require some serious work to restore a correct cutting edge. This might be the time to replace them or take them to a professional who has the correct equipment and experience to do the job properly.