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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in tool care.

Here is a video on how to sharpen loppers.



From the video description:
'Gary Knowlton shows how easy it is to care for and sharpen regular loppers using a sharpening stone."

Requirements to complete:
- Disassemble loppers and sharpen the edge properly (depending on whether anvil or by-pass), including both primary and secondary edge if applicable.
- Remove excess sap and other residue. Some "staining" is to be expected.
- Oil sufficiently for smooth action. Oil can't be petroleum derived .

To get certified for this BB, post the following:

 - Pic of dull edge or poorly cut green stick.
 - Action pic with disassembled loppers showing method of sharpening.
 - Pic of reassembled, sharpened loppers possibly cutting green stick
 - Describe the sharpening method and oil used.
 
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