Sharpening Blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Atlantic Lawn, Sep 1, 2002.

  1. Atlantic Lawn

    Atlantic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Outer Banks NC
    Posts: 940

    Can anyone recommend a good sharpener for hedge trimmers ? Has anyone ever used a Dualsharp tool ? Preco sells them in their catalogs.Thanks
     
  2. KLMlawn

    KLMlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 443

    A steady hand and an angle grinder is probably the best way.
     
  3. TurfGuyTX

    TurfGuyTX LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Posts: 648

    I know some guys who use a Dremmel tool to sharpen theirs. They really like it.
     
  4. Floridalandcare

    Floridalandcare LawnSite Senior Member
    from Tampa
    Posts: 314

    A Dremmel , can work wonders
     
  5. TurfGuyTX

    TurfGuyTX LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Posts: 648

    Lots of other uses too.
     
  6. Art Stubbs handy 58

    Art Stubbs handy 58 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 132

    just sharpened my blades firts time using a dremmel it was pretty easy, i used a large chin saw stone it cost about $6.00 for the stone and about an hour to take apart, sharpen, and put back together. The shop charges $47.oo big savings......plus a couple of days without the trimmer.... hope this helps
     
  7. thfireman

    thfireman LawnSite Senior Member
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    I agree a Dremel is a great way to sharpen.
     
  8. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    I use a dremel to do mine, gets good results for the small investment in the tools.

    $47.00 ??? That seems pretty steep if you ask me. I know I brought mine to a couple of shops in CT and it was never anywhere near that amount. I used to take the bar off the machine and bring it to them.
     
  9. GroundKprs

    GroundKprs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,969

    Dremel with a thin cylindrical stone = sharpen hedgetrimmers without disassembling.
     
  10. We bought one for hedgetrimmers and chainsaws out of turf magazine ,i think we would have done better with a dremel
     

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