Hedgetrimming blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by soccerlawn, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. soccerlawn

    soccerlawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    So how do you effectively sharpen the blades on a hedgetrimmer, the only way I know is the file and elbow grease?

    Any other suggestions are welcome.
     
  2. Texas Mower Parts

    Texas Mower Parts LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 472

    60 grit flap wheel on a 4 or 4 1/2 angle grinder. Very sharp and fast.
     
  3. soccerlawn

    soccerlawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks, I'll give it a try tonight.
     
  4. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
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    Stihl HS80 -- take apart at transmission and disassemble blades. Put in vise, with the right angle for comfort, and hand file each tooth to a sharp edge. I don't use my clippers every day, so only need to do it one time per season. The hand file approach enables me to keep the straight edge on the tooth.
     
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Do what landscape says use the angle grinder. To make it a little easier you can take the gear guard off so you turn the gear to get the blades in the perfect position to grind. It takes two positions to grinde all the surfaces.
     
  6. Texas Mower Parts

    Texas Mower Parts LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 472

    That's correct only 2 positions. There is no need to disassemble.
     

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