Jason Cameron shows you how to properly sharpen your spades.
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I'm Jason Cameron. If you don't want to spent the money to run a sod cutter, go old school, but the key is giving new life to your old spade. Here are three tips to keep it sharp.
Number one, to really speed up the sharpening process, get yourself a grinder with a grinder wheel attachment. Now, I’ve got two different types here. This is a bench top model which will run you about $80.00 to $100.00. This is great for sharpening blades. I use it for all types of carpenter blades. The second one I have is a handheld angle grinder which will run you about $40.00.
Number two, when using a grinder, try to keep the metal from overheating. If you notice the metal changing color, that means it’s getting too hot and trust me that is not good for your blade. A good rule of thumb is to go easy and keep it moving. Let the grinder do the work. And finally, safety glasses trust me as far as it can kick of and really do some damage to your eyes so don't forget them.
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