Sharpening hedge trimmer blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CSRA Landscaping, May 12, 2001.

  1. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Since we're going on about trimming hedges, how can I sharpen my hedgetrimmer attachment for my FS85? I remember one guy saying that an angle grinder could be used.
     
  2. Robert Pruitt

    Robert Pruitt LawnSite Senior Member
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    find a local machine shop. they can take off a few thousants on the surface grinder in a few min... mowing by day maching by nite.
     
  3. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The place I had my hedge trimmer sharpened used a dremel tool, so I bought one and practiced on a old gas trimmer that I had andit works pretty good:blob3:
     
  4. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
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    we use a dremel
     
  5. Starling Lawn

    Starling Lawn LawnSite Member
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    An angle grinder takes off too much>
    Dave
     
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have always had my hedgesaws professionally sharpened. It's just not worth messing up, or not getting it quite right so it doesn't cut proficiently.
     
  7. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
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    It won't cost that much to go have it sharpened somehwere, but if you want to do it yourself, I'd use files by hand or a dremel tool. The angle grinder would take too much "meat" off your blade, and after a few times sharpening it, you'll have to get a new one.

    Good Luck!
     
  8. Lee Homan

    Lee Homan LawnSite Member
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    I take my echo to the dealer. He charges $30.00 to sharpen and adjust.
     
  9. mowahman

    mowahman LawnSite Member
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    I use 7/32" chain saw files to touch ours up...seems to work pretty good especially in the field.
     
  10. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
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    Nobody around here sharpens trimmers so one is on their own.

    I have tried rotary file and flat file and find that flat file gets the job done best in quickest time without grinding half the blade away.
     

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