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Hedge trimmer question

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Wright48, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. Wright48

    Wright48 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 242

    Were would you bring you hedge trimmer blades to have them shapened if you can even sharpen them ?
  2. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,542

    any place that would sharpen mower blades.....or you could use a dremmel if you have one.
  3. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    dremmel is the best answer. i have used a file and it takes way too long. i can even use a hand grinder but dont recommend it due to the ease of damage to the teeth
  4. ecogreentexas

    ecogreentexas LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Just bought a 45.00 drimmel at home depot and it works great for sharpening the blades.two sharpenings and it pays for itself.
  5. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,844

    Dremmel - great idea guys didn't think about that.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    i got a dremmel. its pretty expensive to have them sharpened at the dealers
  7. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Posts: 2,419

    and how long does it take YOU to sharpen a hedge trimmer blade? 5 minutes?

    the right way, not half assed
  8. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    i find it best to take the blades off the machine, put them in a vise, and then go about sharpening. with that in mind, about 30 min or so
  9. ecogreentexas

    ecogreentexas LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    It took me about 15 minutes with someone else holding the trimmer for me.
    I think it will be best to remove the blades next time.

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