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Sharpen your lawn and garden tools the right way

April 19, 2018

Don't pay to have your tools sharpened when you can learn how to do it yourself.

There's nothing more defeating than trying to check an item off your springtime to-do list only to find that your tools are dull and rusted. Don't pay to have them sharpened when you can learn how to do it yourself. Give new life to your shears, shovels, mover blades and more. All you need is a vice, a file, and some dedication.

According to Brett Martin for Popular Mechanics: "There are numerous ways to sharpen tools: an angle grinder, bench grinder, or grindstone just to name a few. But often all you need is a file. It's inexpensive and gives you greater control than a fast-spinning wheel that throws sparks. The techniques shown here can be used for any lawn or garden tool in your garage or shed that has a blade or cutting edge."

About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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