Sharpening Orchard Bypass Loppers

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How to sharpen orchard bypass loppers; 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's Willie. I'm from Carson's Saw Shop here in Eugene Oregon. I've been sharpening tools here for twenty-five, thirty years and I'm here with Expert Village today. I have another lopper here, it's a little bit larger than the other one I previously did. This is a common type for orchards and stuff for when you have to cut medium sized branches. It sharpens up the same way. You have to be able to get in there, use that narrow wheel to get in and get those edges. Look at your edge right here and see a little burr right there and a little spot right here and you want to work those edges out. There it goes. When you see that spot that you've been working at disappear then it's probably about ready. Out in here, you still got a bad spot there. You want to keep working this area that the spots are in that you want to get out. Sometimes you got wire or something you didn't want to and you have to go after that spot. Looks pretty good. Then you can just go across the inside of this with a light bounce pass to get that kind of serrated look. That keeps it from slipping out. And then hone to finish it up. Sometimes after you hone them you may find a defective spot. Just go back and do it over again a little bit. Then test them to see if they come together without damaging each other. Now it's about right. Sometimes you have to take a hammer and hit these to make sure they line up correctly.