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How do you sharpen tools? Ron, Austin, TX

Mort's Answer:
I use a 12-15 inch coarse file. There is a bevel on one side of each blade on cutting tools. The hedge shears, lopers and other cross blades will have the bottom beveled on the top blade and the top on the bottom blade. Do not file both sides of each blades of any cutting tool. This includes mower blades. On hard steel tools, you can add some oil to the file. Shovels that are used frequently are sharpened by the soil.

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