Step 7: Clean Tool
Use a clean rag to wipe off any metal filings, being careful not to cut yourself. Lightly oil the blade and any moving parts of your tools.
Step 8: Reassemble
Put your pruning shears back together and give ’em a try! Touch up the blade if needed, until it produces a smooth, easy cut. Hang your tools in a dry place to protect your sharpening job.