Posted: 15/01/2014 at 22:49
Hi Tracey - i love my Sneerboer tools, but they are pricey. I have had my family club together for Christmas and birthdays for the ones i have.
Essentials for me are a hand trowel, hand fork, spade and border fork, and a decent pair of secateurs and some sort of sharpening stone. I also use a kneeler.
Re renovating a pair of shears - if you can get movement by oiling the joints, and can sharpen the blades (with your new sharpening stone recommended above) then i would imagine they would be ok