How to sharpen garden shears:
- Place the garden shears on a flat surface so that you can see the blade clearly.
- Look for the bevel, or angle, on the blade and place your sharpening stone at that angle.
- Hold the sharpening stone against the blade with an even pressure and begin to sharpen by moving it back and forth along the entire length of the blade.
- Be sure to check your progress often by cutting a piece of paper in half with your garden shears; if they are not sharp enough, continue to sharpen until they are able to cut through easily