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Sharpening blades with a Dremel

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by C & T, Jun 19, 2003.

  1. C & T

    C & T LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    I saw a Dremel attachment in Lowes last weekend that is designed to sharpen your mower blades. Has anyone used this. I was thinking of buying it and using it on the cordless Dremel and keeping it with me on the jobs (think it would save time sharpening the blade while they are still attached).

    Here is the link to see what it looks like,

  2. C & T

    C & T LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    Here is a picture

  3. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    doesn't look like it will hold up very long. if you get it you better buy a case of those bits for it
  4. C & T

    C & T LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    I would still use my grinder to sharpen my blades but was thinking of using it for those times when you nedd to put that edge on the blades while out on the jobs.
  5. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    i got one, it doesn't even fit a lot of my mower blades (too thick), better for things like shears and shovels..
  6. FARMERlawn03

    FARMERlawn03 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    My locol dealer did not recomend the use of the Dremel because of an unbalanced blade. What do you think? Im not real sure if it works well or not.
  7. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    its not worth a sh*t. Ure better off to get a cheap angle grinder.
  8. madmow

    madmow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    Used this attachment and returned it. The thing isn't for commercial sized blades. It'd probably work on your 21 inch but it is a no go for anything with a really thick blade. I thought that this attachment was a godsent cause it said it would make a perfect edge and all. Once again the cliche was true "Too good to be true". Too cheap to work. Use the traditional methods you've been using. :D
  9. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,938

    It'd probably be faster to slap a freshly sharpened, balanced, spare blade on there than to mess with that underpowered doo-dad. Oh, ya, you'd have to find an electrical outlet, carry an extention cord, etc. I vote no on this one.
  10. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    This does not look like it will work for thicker blades or hold up to the amount of sharpening that a commercial cutter will need. I would get something a little sturdier and swap out dull blades with fresh ones at the jobsites.


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