1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Catch up on the conversation with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, in the Franchising forum.

    Dismiss Notice

Sharpening Blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Atlantic Lawn, Sep 1, 2002.

  1. Atlantic Lawn

    Atlantic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Outer Banks NC
    Messages: 948

    Can anyone recommend a good sharpener for hedge trimmers ? Has anyone ever used a Dualsharp tool ? Preco sells them in their catalogs.Thanks
  2. KLMlawn

    KLMlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    A steady hand and an angle grinder is probably the best way.
  3. TurfGuyTX

    TurfGuyTX LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Messages: 648

    I know some guys who use a Dremmel tool to sharpen theirs. They really like it.
  4. Floridalandcare

    Floridalandcare LawnSite Senior Member
    from Tampa
    Messages: 314

    A Dremmel , can work wonders
  5. TurfGuyTX

    TurfGuyTX LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Messages: 648

    Lots of other uses too.
  6. Art Stubbs handy 58

    Art Stubbs handy 58 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 132

    just sharpened my blades firts time using a dremmel it was pretty easy, i used a large chin saw stone it cost about $6.00 for the stone and about an hour to take apart, sharpen, and put back together. The shop charges $47.oo big savings......plus a couple of days without the trimmer.... hope this helps
  7. thfireman

    thfireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 541

    I agree a Dremel is a great way to sharpen.
  8. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,087

    I use a dremel to do mine, gets good results for the small investment in the tools.

    $47.00 ??? That seems pretty steep if you ask me. I know I brought mine to a couple of shops in CT and it was never anywhere near that amount. I used to take the bar off the machine and bring it to them.
  9. GroundKprs

    GroundKprs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,969

    Dremel with a thin cylindrical stone = sharpen hedgetrimmers without disassembling.
  10. We bought one for hedgetrimmers and chainsaws out of turf magazine ,i think we would have done better with a dremel

Share This Page