How do I use the AugerSharp or GardenSharp Tool Sharpener:
Note: GardenSharp® and AugerSharp® was designed to specifically sharpen your single-edge tools and equipment. One blade is an angled diamond-honed tungsten carbide to sharpen your beveled edge, while the other side is a steel guide and it will not sharpen your blade. This unique design will maintain the perfect edge on all those lawn mower blades, pruning shears (secateurs), limb loppers, hoes, shovels, scythes, and augers.
Warning! Never sharpen any type of blade or tool that is attached to any type of power equipment. Remove blade and secure in a vise. Hold the GardenSharp® or AugerSharp® as shown in one hand with your fingers through the opening formed by the handle and the finger guard. Remember: The Sharpener moves while the blade being sharpened remains stationary.
- Straddle the cutting edge of the blade being sharpened with the “V” shaped notch formed in the sharpener.
- Place the angled carbide insert against the side of the blade that has a beveled edge. This should be the side that you want to sharpen.
- With the head of the GardenSharp® or AugerSharp® at about a 90-degree angle to the blade’s edge, press down lightly using thumb pressure to draw theGardenSharp® or AugerSharp® along the edge of the blade.
- Work in one direction only, not back and forth! Several passes may be required before the blade’s beveled edge conforms to the proper angle of GardenSharp®. Once that angle is achieved, then two or three passes should be sufficient to give you a razor sharp edge.
REMEMBER: LIGHT PRESSURE IS SUFFICIENT. Heavy pressure might cause you to lose control of the sharpener and possibly cause injury.
To sharpen both sides of your blade, see our award-winning AccuSharp® Knife and Tool Sharpener.