Sharpening Hedge Shears

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How to sharpen hedge shears; get professional tips and advice from an expert carpenter on sharpening gardening tools in this free instructional video. View Video Transcript

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Fred Carson

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Hi! My name is Willie and I am from Carson Saw Shop here in Eugene, Oregon and I have been sharpening tools here for 25 to 30 years and I am here with Expert Village today. These are your standard hedge shears and they are just over sized scissors. They are pretty basic to sharpen just like the other tools. Just try to follow the angles that the factory put on them originally. Once you get a nice clean straight cut edge, that looks pretty good there. Let's see what happens on the other side. That looks good there. So the same thing with these. You just need to make sure and hold all the wire edges off so that they don't bite into each other. This is a good soft stone here and it really cuts fast and it takes that edge off. It makes a smoother cutting face on the inside here, keeps the two edges from chomping into each other. Those sound about right.