How to Sharpen Hedge Trimmers?

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To sharpen hedge trimmers, first place the hedge trimmers on a flat surface then ensure that the blades are pointed away from your body and position a pair of pliers around the bolt on your hedge trimmers then clamp the pliers on the bolt securely again twist the bolt counter-clockwise to remove it then separate the paired blades and hold one of the handles with the blade facing away from you also slide a metal filer down the length of the blade until you reach the pointed end and finally test the blades with a piece of paper and hold a piece of paper next to the blade, and then try to cut the paper without using a lot of force.
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How to Sharpen a Hedge Trimmer I have been sharpening my electric hedge trimmer for the 32 years I've owned it. It sees a lot of use trimming many shrubs and a 125 foot long privet
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1. Put on your leather gloves to protect your hands as you work with your blades. They might not be as sharp as you want them to be just yet, but they can still cut you. 2. Set your
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Forget the hardware shops like Home Hardware, B & Q, Homebase etc. They sell these items but they do not a) sell the spare parts for them or b) repair them. Take your Hedgetrimmer
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My husband removes them, lightly sands off any accumulated debris and then sharpens them on his grindingwheel. Source(s) Watching the pro.
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How to Sharpen Hedge Trimmers
Sharp hedge trimmers make quick work of trimming bushes. The blades snip leaves and branches with each closing motion between the two blades, using the same technique as scissors. Hedge trimmers need sharpening when they tear leaves and branches instead... More »
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
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To sharpen hedge trimmers, open them and make sure the blades are as far apart as you can get them. Place the trimmers in a vise with the handles down and the blades up. Make sure you put the thickest, heaviest part of the trimmers in the vise, where the blades and handles meet. Once the hedge trimmers are secured, use a sharpening stone to sharpen the blades. You can do that by hand, or use a Dremel tool with an sharpening stone attachment. That will be faster, but there's also more potential for injury. Alternatively, you can take your trimmers to a professional for sharpening.
The best way to ensure sharp blades on hedge trimmers is to disassemble them and file each blade with a metal filer. Test cut on paper and repeat until desired sharpness.
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