sharpening tools - Knowledgebase Question

Shellman, Ge
Question by ppres
March 3, 2011
Can hand tools be sharpened with a Dremel? If so, which side on by-pass pruners and lopping shears; also can elec. hedge shears chain be replaced.

Answer from NGA
March 3, 2011


You can sharpen hand tools with your Dremel. The sharpest side of the blade is towards the inside of the pruners and shears, where the blades come together. I make a mark along the inside edge of the blade with a felt tip marker and then use a file to sharpen the blade. As long as I'm staying on top of the black mark I know that I'm sharpening the right part and at the right angle. The blades on hedge shears can also be sharpened in the same manner, or you can replace them with sharp new blades. Good luck with your project.

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