When you are purchasing new gardening tools, you will more than likely have a choice of low price/low quality or higher priced/high-quality tools.
Quality tools are designed to last many years, but they must be cared for and regularly maintained. If you opt for bargain priced tools, maintaining them is less of a problem because when they wear out you can simply throw them away.
Regardless of the quality, maintaining your garden tools on a regular basis will help to assure that they will be ready to go to work on your next garden chore.
Following a few basic rules will add many years of life and use to all of the tools which were designed to make your gardening tasks easier.