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Garden Tools, Lawn Mowers

garden tools, lawn mowers, mower, hover, rotary, blade, strimmer, electric, petrol, fuel, engine 942 other questions

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qualcast 35s?

how do I remove the blade cylinder for sharpening

marilyn     May 2010
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You could buy a Cylinder Sharpener for about £5 that clips on to the bottom blade, not as good as a professional re-grind but surprisingly good results.

Search ebay or google for GP289

or Call ALM Manufacturing 01423 797208 for advice/stockists

Richard     May 2010
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Unless you're very brave and/or have specialist workshop equipment for grinding the cylinder - you don't dismantle it.

You can improve the cutting performance by removing any burrs or nicks on the rotating cylinder blades with a file - I use a file and an oilstone on each blade in turn.

Similarly the botom, fixed blade needs to have its edge cleaned up on the cutting face - sometimes you can remove this lower blade with a couple of screws.

Then you need to "set" the blades so that the fixed and rotating blades are as close together as possible - turn the cylinder by hand and screw in the adjuster each side so that the blades just touch one another and then back off the adjustment slightly. Make sure that the whole cylinder can pass against the bottom blade without jamming.

You can test the quality of the cut using a piece of paper - like in this video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-wBUxuYChQ


Then adjust the cutting height to be equal each side - and not too low.

Watch your fingers - good luck...

Peccavi     May 2010
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