Sneeboer Tool Maintenance Kit
The Sneeboer Tool Maintenance Kit keeps all manner of quality hand-forged stainless steel Sneeboer tools in perfect health no matter what the garden may throw at them - not that these Dutch masterpieces aren't capable of dealing with all garden soil types and conditions!...More information
The Sneeboer Tool Maintenance Kit keeps all manner of quality hand-forged stainless steel Sneeboer tools in perfect health no matter what the garden may throw at them - not that these Dutch masterpieces aren't capable of dealing with all garden soil types and conditions!
The Sneeboer tool kit consists of linseed oil, a whetstone, storage tin and wire brush, and is essential for keeping your Sneeboer tools in tip-top condition - from the top of the handle to the tip of the blade. The oil is used for wiping ash handles and is also particularly useful for cleaning and coating carbon steel Sneeboer tools; use the whetstone to keep an edge on bladed tools like the asparagus knife; there's also a multi-use wire brush for effective cleaning - even the most stubborn clay won't have an answer - and a tin for storing the linseed-oil soaked cloth.
If you're planning to purchase a Sneeboer tool or are lucky enough to own a shed full already, get the Sneeboer tool maintenance kit on your shopping list asap - after all, you wouldn't drive around in a dirty Rolls Royce would you?!
- Sneeboer Tool Maintenance Kit a must for all Sneeboer tools
- Linseed oil is used to coat untreated handles before or after use
- Tin provided to store linseed oil-soaked cloth
- Oil also suitable for coating carbon steel tool heads and blades - stainless implements do not require this treatment
- Whetstone has an rough orange surface for heavy duty rough sharpening
- Smooth white side for creating a fine cutting edge
- 250ml bottle of oil
- Brush measures 22cm in length
To help you get the most from your Sneeboer Tool Maintenance Kit—and keep your tools in tip-top condition—we’ve put together the following information...
The wire brush has been specially designed to remove even the most stubborn of soil deposits from the blades of your garden tools. Sneeboer have even specially selected the wire as it gives the best cleaning results when used on stainless steel. The brush is best used on dry soil—so when you’ve finished digging, pop in for a cup of tea whilst the mud dries!
The traditional whetstone has two sides—a rougher orange coloured surface and a much finer white face. Tools blades or faces must be clean and dry before sharpening, and the
whetstone must be damp—you can use the linseed oil contained in the kit for sharpening purposes but water is just as effective. The orange face of the stone is used for removing burrs and on tools where a very sharp edge is unnecessary, whilst the smoother white surface will give a sharp edge to blades and cutting implements.
Linseed oil can be used to dampen the whetstone prior to sharpening but it is far more effective in preserving the ash handles of Sneeboer tools. Use the cloth to wipe the oil over the shaft and hand grips of the handle and work it into the wood. Always store the linseed oil-soaked cloth in the tin; materials used with this oil could spontaneously ignite. The heads of stainless steel tools do not require oiling, but if you have any carbon steel spades, forks, shovels etc., they will certainly benefit from a wipe-down with the oil.
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Time to give your tools a winter make-over to ensure they are in good working order for the start of the spring, The useful Sneeboer Tool Maintenance Kit contains linseed oil for treating wooden handles and caoing carbon-steel blades, a wire brush for getting stubborn dirt out, a whetstone for sharpening blades, and a tin in which to store the oil soaked cloth.