Question for the pros

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Miller Rules, Jul 3, 2005.

  1. Miller Rules

    Miller Rules LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    Were do you guys get your hedge trimmers sharpen at ,Do you do it your self if so how do you do it?
  2. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    Mine are sharpened at the local shop. I sharpen my mower blades but I let them do the hedge clippers.
  3. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,016

    We use a file to sharpen our hedge trimmer blades and if they get bad I might use our Dremel tool.
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I have never in my life heard of sharpening hedge trimmers, I always thought this was something people talked about to waste my time, some kind of sick practical hahaha joke (like criss-cross aeration), those blades run against each other, they should self-sharpen for the most part like an electric razor. Yes, they need replacing after so many years, but that should be about it.

    I have never sharpened my hedge trimmers, not in 3 years. They are still VERY sharp, dangerously so. And so long they cut, I ain't paying or doing squat.

    Keep in mind I only use them about 1-2 dozen jobs/year or so, still, are you hedge trimming daily or what?
  5. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    I use the dremel tool and it does agood job. Just follow the angle of the blade. I took it to a shop and this is what they used and he charged me 25.00 to do it. I had the dremel tool already, so I got the file size I needed and been doing it ever since.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    We use a dremel tool or a file takes a while.

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