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Sharpening hedge trimmers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JPL, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. JPL

    JPL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    I have a 2 sets of stihl hedge trimmers, cuts on both sides. wondering how everyone goes about sharpening them.
     
  2. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,209

    I was going to post this same thing, I used to hane a feller sharpen them for 25$ but Hes not around anymore
     
  3. jkason

    jkason LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    Carefully.

    Use a Dremel with a polishing pad & grit. Cheaper than $30/side at a dealer.
     
  4. Lawn-Sharks

    Lawn-Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    I was woundering the samething.
     
  5. petekief

    petekief LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 292

    how much to just replace them?
     
  6. jkason

    jkason LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    Over $100.00, IIRC.
     
  7. newtostone

    newtostone LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 681

    I was just thinking the same thing, its seems we are in hedge season again. I figure ill just use a file and take my time
     
  8. AWR

    AWR LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    i have a ryobi cordless grinder..works great and i can pack in my prunning job box so i have it on all the jobs
     
  9. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
    Messages: 1,033

    1" belt sander
     
  10. Ooomwizard

    Ooomwizard LawnSite Senior Member
    from atlanta
    Messages: 296

    Dremel with small circular stone. Fast and easy.
     

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