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How do i sharpen the blades on my craftsman 18inch model 315 bushwacker. they are moon like blades and a file won't work. Is there a toll for this

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My trick is to make sure that I always lube the blades after each session with a 3/4 engine oil + 1/4 kerosene mix - making sure that every tooth gets a drops or 2, then run it for a seconds to spread the oil & leave the blades overlapping. Doing this allows the blades to self sharpen I've found. 2 stroke oil , unmixed is about the perfect viscosity aswell.

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I have similar one and I used a dremel tool with a 3/16 stone. You have the take it apart to get the tool inside the half moon blade. Not difficult, few screws.

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I have similar one and I used a dremel tool with a 3/16 stone. You have the take it apart to get the tool inside the half moon blade. Not difficult, few screws.

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I wish to know if I can purchase new blades for my hedge trimmer model number 900.799740 . Can I replace blade with 22 inch or longer size? Can original blade be sharpened? What new model is compatable?


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Can i buy a new blade or can it be sharpened? it won't cut very good.


New blades are sold at both Home Depot and Lowes, and probably also at Sears.

To sharpen the blade use a wetsone to buff off any burrs and then a metal file to just touch up the edge. It won't need much work at all.

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