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Old 09-25-2013, 08:58 AM
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Update. Yesterday I had to use my 18" Stihl trimmer. "Stihl" cutting bad. I got to looking at it, the cutter blades were freshly sharpened, the anvil side didn't look bad either.
So I took the cutter bar apart. It was full of gum and sap between the blades. I scraped it all out with a screwdriver & wire brush. Now it cuts great! Amazing what a little maintenance will do.
When I had it apart I noticed what a lousy sharpening job I'd done trying to sharpen it assembled. From now on I'm taking it apart to sharpen it. That'll probably even save me time because I'll be able to get the file in there easier.

What kind of tools have you used to sharpen your hedge trimmer blades?
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:08 AM
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I used a corona hand pruner sharpener (little metal scraper, don't know the technical term). and it worked pretty well, but will prob. take it apart before winter pruning.
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:16 AM
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Go to Harbor Freight and buy a pneumatic grinder http://www.harborfreight.com/air-ang...der-32046.html. It's a super easy way to sharpen trimmers. It's way better then a Dremel or other tools. The flat grinding wheel makes it easy to keep the correct angle on the blades. It's also very cheap for the tool and cut off wheels.
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:22 PM
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Go to Harbor Freight and buy a pneumatic grinder http://www.harborfreight.com/air-ang...der-32046.html. It's a super easy way to sharpen trimmers. It's way better then a Dremel or other tools. The flat grinding wheel makes it easy to keep the correct angle on the blades. It's also very cheap for the tool and cut off wheels.
I've always used a dremel but may check one of these out. Thanks!
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Old 09-28-2013, 12:54 AM
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I've always used a dremel but may check one of these out. Thanks!
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I had used a Dremel tool in the past as well and this method is a world better.
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:06 AM
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What all do you need as far as tools go when you buy something like to to sharpen blades? The reason I ask is because I have no tools what so ever
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:43 AM
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What all do you need as far as tools go when you buy something like to to sharpen blades? The reason I ask is because I have no tools what so ever
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I dont buy tools for the shapener that i buy, but rather look for ways to sharpen tools i have...............?? Is that your question?
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:45 AM
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I dont buy tools for the shapener that i buy, but rather look for ways to sharpen tools i have...............?? Is that your question?

Like what all tools do I need for this grinding tool to work? Like an air compressor or what?
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:17 AM
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Great tool

"cutter ASY" is very helpful me and my team always use it.
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:05 AM
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Like what all tools do I need for this grinding tool to work? Like an air compressor or what?
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Yes you need an air compressor. I use a unit like this http://www.amazon.com/Campbell-Hausf..._sim_sbs_hi_16. I take the plastic cover off the motor to help it cool better. With the cover on mine gets too hot from extended use and it will turn off. I only paid about $150 for mine as a reconditioned Home Depot unit. Mine new was about $200 ten years ago. The day it dies I will buy a better model meant for running air tools.
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