sharpening hedgers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by garth1967, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. garth1967

    garth1967 LawnSite Senior Member
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    does anybody sharpen thier own hedgers if so what do you use
     
  2. TURFLORD

    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
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    I use a 4.5 angle grinder with a half worn out cutting disk. works great. The secret is the worn out disk. When they're new they're not very true and will hop alot. Then use a file to clean up the back side. Oh yeah, use a wire wheel to clean off whatever plant goop has built up on the blades. I have a couple of Little Wonders and I remove the blades from the machine first.
     
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    I add a sandpaper pad on top of the cut off disk and use that combination to sharpen both blades and hedge trimmers.
     
  4. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
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    We use a dremel tool or a die grinder would work.
     
  5. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
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    I disassemble mine and use a six inch fine flat file. it takes longer but does a really good job while extending the life of the cutters.

    GEO :)
     
  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
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    I usually use a chain saw file
     
  7. garth1967

    garth1967 LawnSite Senior Member
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    thanks for the replies men i used the angle grinder today its worked a treat nice and sharp but was a bit awkward i wouldnt mind get getting this dremel tool you speak of ive seen these advertised a tv
     
  8. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    how much does the dremel tool cost?
     

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