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pjslawncare/landscap
01-06-2004, 10:54 PM
I think Ill try sherpening mine myself this time. Probably use flat file. Any other suggestions? bench grinder, air die grinder, weld grinder.

Davo
01-06-2004, 10:55 PM
Dremmel tool works well for me, or a air grinder

lawnman_scott
01-06-2004, 10:57 PM
Air grinder, and patience.

o-so-n-so
01-07-2004, 02:11 AM
I use a air grinder with one of those thin cutting blades at low rpms.
I remove my blades completely, sharpen, clean, light lube and reinstall.
After you do a couple runs, it goes pretty quick.

Equipguy
01-07-2004, 06:43 AM
Dremmel tool works well and faster than the flat file.

paponte
01-07-2004, 08:49 AM
Angle grinder. :cool:

Team Gopher
01-07-2004, 09:51 AM
Hi pjslawncare/landscap,

Here is a tool. Click image for link.

http://store4.yimg.com/I/right-tool_1770_36569598 (http://www.right-tool.com/grandualshar.html)

Roger
01-07-2004, 06:06 PM
I have a Stihl HS80, 24" double-recip hedge clipper. Each Winter, I pull off the blades from the transmission, hold them in the bench vice, and use a good 12" flat file.

It takes some doing to disassemble, then reassemble, but I can get very good access to each tooth. Depending on how well, or not well, the transmission cover comes off, the gasket may run for two or three off/on cycles. When the transmission is all apart, that is a good opportunity to clean it out of old grease, and relube with fresh material.

The entire process takes me about three hours for my clipper, but time isn't worth anything in this off-season. I sharpened mine on New Year's Eve a few days ago.

Likestomow
01-07-2004, 09:35 PM
I like using a 4-1/2" angle grinder free-hand. With a little practice you can do a professional job.