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hedge trimmers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawnboy5, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. Lawnboy5

    Lawnboy5 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    do any of you guys sharpen your own hedge trimmers and if so what is the best tool for the job and how is it done?
     
  2. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
    Messages: 1,032

    belt sander - 1" belt
     
  3. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,157

    Hand file, and / or Dremel tool with angled sharpening stone. Usually leave the blades on the machine, sometimes take them off for a really good sharpening.

    It is a royal pain, though.
     
  4. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    No...because
    1. I'd screw them up
    2. Agway does a super job for only $10
    and
    3. My time is worth a whole lot more than $10 x 2 times per season
     
  5. Curtis

    Curtis LawnSite Member
    Messages: 161

    I've heard of using an angle grinder with a cut off wheel , their thin so it can get in close , you have to be careful not to take too much metal off.............
     
  6. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    :blob3: we use a 4" dewalt hand grinder, does a great job, very easy to do if you have the trimmer anchoered well. tony
     
  7. Harry0

    Harry0 LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 223

    If I could get it done right for $10 I would send mine out-It takes me 45 minutes -taking them apart, putting them in a vice and I use a 4 inch Makita grinder-for touch ups I use a air angle grinder(its called somthing else)with a 2 inch 3m pad-I forget what number pad- this takes me 15-20 minutes-Harry
     
  8. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    when they told me $10 I asked them if they had the right price...he said that was their rate for commercial customers...theres another tool repair place here that only charges $15 for the same work...Agway sharpens mower blades for only $2 each....I cant afford to do it myself for that small amount of money
     
  9. Lawnboy5

    Lawnboy5 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    i just got charged $50 for a 24" double sided echo trimmer.
     
  10. Harry0

    Harry0 LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 223

    Gar pa-They come back sharp? Thats a great price -I cant see how they make money, we get charged about $50 here too. I would like to know how they sharpen them. I am not dobting your post I am realy curious-Harry
     

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