Felco 7, rotating handle always getting sticky. Any ideas?

fireweed22January 20, 2014

I do quite a bit of pruning and enjoy the #7.
But half way through a year the rotating portion bogs down. Thorough cleaning and grease helps but it never goes as fast as when new.
I must be doing something wrong- anyone have any suggestions? Thanks

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

That's weird. I've had a Felco 7 for over twenty years without the handle gumming up. What kind of grease or oil are you using?

    Bookmark   January 21, 2014 at 3:16AM
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brian_zn_5_ks(N.E. Kansas)

The handle on my #7 surprised me one time by coming off - usually it's the spring that does that! Anyway, that handle will pull off, you can clean it and oil it, and it will work just fine for decades.

brian

    Bookmark   March 29, 2014 at 4:24AM
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