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Hedge Pruner Sharping

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by BillyRgn, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. BillyRgn

    BillyRgn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 248

    does anyone sharpen there hedge prunners on there own, if so, what do you sharpen them with ?
  2. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
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  3. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,164

    I use this air die grinder with a thin 3M cut off wheel

    This is a new Cornwell grinder less then a month old, my old MAC grinder died but did last about 8 years of commercial shop use.

    I do not remove the blades from any units just separate enough to get between and follow the original edge.

  4. vgshopboss

    vgshopboss LawnSite Member
    Posts: 64

    1/4" Die grinder with carbide grinding burrs. Have also used a Dremel cordless with their little tiny grinding stones in a pinch, but you will burn up a LOT of Dremel bits.

    The better question is, how do you teach your pruning crews that a hedge trimmer and a chainsaw are NOT the same tool.
  5. jkason

    jkason LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 548

    Have them buy a new piece of equipment when they break it, or give them manually-powered tools.
  6. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 611

    I use a 4.5" grinder with a regular wheel. Leanred from an old guy at an equipment shop and been doing it that way for years. Real quick, about 3 seconds on each edge as you work through.

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