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Old 11-28-2006, 11:21 AM
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mini penumatic belt sander about 1/2 inch wide, works like a champ
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Old 11-28-2006, 04:18 PM
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I spray them lightly with wd-40 after every use, and they are still very sharp.
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Old 11-28-2006, 06:50 PM
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Topsites ... you must not use them very much for the blades not to be sharpened in five years. I feel I don't use mine very much, but every off-season, the HS80 cutter bar is disassembled, each edge file sharpened, gear case cleaned and regreased.
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Old 11-28-2006, 10:42 PM
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mine never really dulled when the do im gunan just buy new ones or get the dealer to sharpen them
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Old 11-28-2006, 10:56 PM
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So long that they cut good, I don't fix / maintain something that does not need it..
It's not out of laziness, but I THINK they're self-sharpening.
It is so that I have never in 5 years sharpened my Stihl hedge trimmer blades.
I would think it could ruin the spacing between the reciprocators and then you will have to sharpen them regularly.
I spray them lightly with wd-40 after every use, and they are still very sharp.
I must have changed my reciprocators so now I have to sharpen mine regularly. Are you sure they will stay sharp?
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Old 11-29-2006, 07:05 AM
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mine never really dulled when the do im gunan just buy new ones or get the dealer to sharpen them
You must not use the hedge clippers for them not to get dull. Do you know what a new set of blades cost? Do you know how much the dealer will charge to sharpen them?
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Old 11-29-2006, 07:12 AM
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4" disc grinder on a Makita angle grinder for me...fast and efficient.
4" carborundum cutting disc, worn half way down so it won't jump to much. My dealer actually told me how to do it because he felt sorry to charge me for such a thing. I have a spare set for my Little Wonder, so when they go dull, I can swap'em out on site. 5 YEARS!!! Mine go dull in 5 DAYS!!!
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Old 12-06-2006, 02:07 AM
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You must not use the hedge clippers for them not to get dull. Do you know what a new set of blades cost? Do you know how much the dealer will charge to sharpen them?
New blades cost me $120.00 sharping cost $35.00
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Old 12-06-2006, 07:07 AM
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I was quoted a higher price than $120 for a new set (Stihl HS80). I think it was near $200. The time and effort to sharpen them is very well spent. Yes, after many sharpenings, the blades need to be replaced, but discounting sharpening in favor of new ones (as suggested in other posts) seems unwise.
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Old 01-03-2007, 03:51 AM
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4inch grinder as well..........they come in handle around the shop for other things
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