sharpening Hedge trimmer Blades

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by fordnut, May 24, 2008.

  1. fordnut

    fordnut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    What is the best way to sharpen hedge trimmer blades?....thanks

  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    I use a straight die grinder. It works great.
  3. gorknoids

    gorknoids LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    I fit the cutter bar in a vise, tap the teeth until they are eveny spaced, and sharpen all 4 sides by draw-filing with a small, single-cut flat file. Be sure to de-burr the back side when you're finished.
  4. bam

    bam LawnSite Senior Member
    from .
    Messages: 261

    vise and 4" grinder.

    takes about 15 minutes.
  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    I take my trimmer blades apart and use a small 2.5 inch grinding wheel that fits onto a drill. I then take the blades and put them into a vise and go to town. I feel I get the best sharpening angle and better control especially because I can adjust the speed of the drill accordingly.
  6. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,282

    I pay this old man who sharpens tools about $20 bucks to sharpen mine. He sharpens all my blades, saw chains, misc tools and hedge clippers.

    I don't have time to sharpen all that crap..
  7. johnnywill08

    johnnywill08 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA z6
    Messages: 383

    i use a dremel and just buzz em quick... shouldn't need much and if they do, shold just replace them.
  8. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    Small triangle file. Doesnt usually take much to put them back to a nice sharp state again, just a few strokes.

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