View Full Version : How do I sharpen Hedgetrimmers???

08-12-2002, 12:32 AM
Does anyone know of a tool or method to sharpen hedgetrimmer blades??


08-12-2002, 12:35 AM
A file maybe?

08-12-2002, 12:51 AM
Try a Dremel, or similar small rotary grinder. Dremel works great for me, don't even have to take blades off.

08-12-2002, 01:07 AM
Both of my shops do it one charges me their $65 an hour to do it by hand the other sends it out to a sharpening service for $12.
Tough decision for which one to use. best bet is to ask around. too time consuming to do it with a file.

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08-12-2002, 11:20 AM
A neighbor of mine sugested a Dremel Tool. I had a old hedge trimmer and tried it out. It worked perfect. Then I used the dremel for my stihl hedge trimmers.. Works like a dream.It is easy to follow the angle of the blade with it.:D

08-12-2002, 06:12 PM
dremel tool is good to use.....if i aint mistaken, either dremel or dewalt has a tool that has a guide so that u keep the same angles on all blades

08-12-2002, 06:14 PM
also, another tip is to spray a lil wd-40 or some kinda lubricant on the blades before you use them.....this helps to keep blades sharper longer.......we used to do it to the shears we used on horses......also ,spray after u use em so that while they are sitting, they dont rust up

08-12-2002, 07:48 PM
i use a 4 1/2 grinder. Quick with good results. To lubricate the blades use horticultural spray oil. Its not toxic to the leaves and won't leave brown leaves like motor oil or wd40 would.

08-13-2002, 03:34 PM
what works for me ,is my 12 volt chainsaw sharpener .one sharpening uses one stone, unless u have let it get too dull. about 25 dollars at lowes .
cheaper on the ebay.