How do I sharpen Hedgetrimmers???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Clayton800, Aug 11, 2002.

  1. Clayton800

    Clayton800 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    Does anyone know of a tool or method to sharpen hedgetrimmer blades??

  2. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    A file maybe?
  3. GroundKprs

    GroundKprs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,969

    Try a Dremel, or similar small rotary grinder. Dremel works great for me, don't even have to take blades off.
  4. beck

    beck LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    Both of my shops do it one charges me their $65 an hour to do it by hand the other sends it out to a sharpening service for $12.
    Tough decision for which one to use. best bet is to ask around. too time consuming to do it with a file.
  5. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    A neighbor of mine sugested a Dremel Tool. I had a old hedge trimmer and tried it out. It worked perfect. Then I used the dremel for my stihl hedge trimmers.. Works like a dream.It is easy to follow the angle of the blade with it.:D
  6. m&m

    m&m LawnSite Member
    Messages: 169

    dremel tool is good to use.....if i aint mistaken, either dremel or dewalt has a tool that has a guide so that u keep the same angles on all blades
  7. m&m

    m&m LawnSite Member
    Messages: 169

    also, another tip is to spray a lil wd-40 or some kinda lubricant on the blades before you use them.....this helps to keep blades sharper longer.......we used to do it to the shears we used on horses......also ,spray after u use em so that while they are sitting, they dont rust up
  8. bam

    bam LawnSite Senior Member
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    Messages: 261

    i use a 4 1/2 grinder. Quick with good results. To lubricate the blades use horticultural spray oil. Its not toxic to the leaves and won't leave brown leaves like motor oil or wd40 would.
  9. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    what works for me ,is my 12 volt chainsaw sharpener .one sharpening uses one stone, unless u have let it get too dull. about 25 dollars at lowes .
    cheaper on the ebay.

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