Hedge Shears are sharpened according to the angles shown below.
Honing is not recommended for these as it will make the gardening activities harder: as with kitchen scissors, coarseness in the edge helps to ensure the piece being cut does not slide out. Stop after the sharpening step (but with a high grit level - 1,000 or so).
||125° - 145°
A sharper angle could be used if trimming bushes with thinner branches. The thicker the wooden parts, the greater an angle may be needed (though, at a certain point, this is not the right tool). If the original angle is different, it is best to match that.
If using a Tormek to sharpen this blade, the SVM-45 Knife Jig can be used, but I'd recommend using the SVD-110 Tool Rest.
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Tormek Live Sharpening Class - Special - Gardening tools
The summer is finally here (at least in Sweden)! Wolfgang and Sèbastian from Tormek did a special episode of their sharpening class, focusing on the gardening tools. Learn how to sharpen secateurs, lawn mower blades, a scythe, hedge shears and other tools that you use in the garden!
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