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Dremel Tool

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Crew Cut Lawncare, Dec 27, 2003.

  1. Crew Cut Lawncare

    Crew Cut Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Do any of you use a dremel tool for sharpening blades? I got one for Christmas and there is a lawn mower sharpener attachment that you can buy separately to be used on the dremel tool. Has anyone tried this sharpener attachment?
     
  2. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    I use my dremel for sharpening blades occational.....pretty time consuming though compared to using my lesco blade grinder.
     
  3. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,125

    I use mine for sharpening hedge trimmers. If you sharpen your blades more then once a week, I would get a dedicated blade grinder. If thats not in your budget I would get a angle grinder.
     
  4. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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  5. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    I've had a dremel tool for decades and I couldn't imagine using it to sharpen the 3 blades on my lesco on a regular basis.

    for dressing the edge on hedge trimmers, perhaps,... chain saw, possibly,... but removing metal on dull, thick steel lesco mower blades...never.

    1. I doubt the dremel could do it.
    2. I don't have that much time.
    3. the cost of those little wheels would eat you alive.

    now for a homeowner...perhaps a dremel would do OK. jmo.

    GEO
     
  6. sbvfd592

    sbvfd592 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 668

    hey i got one for x mass 2 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. J.Gordon

    J.Gordon LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    No it’s too small! But it is a useful tool in the right conditions.

    Jeff :waving:
     
  8. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    I have had a Dremel for years and could not imagine using it to sharpen blades. Yes, it can be done, but would require a lot of time. I have used it to sharpen roto-tiller blades. It did take a lot of time, but would have taken more time to take the blades off and use the grinder.
     

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