How to Sharpen Garden Tools

Instructions on how to sharpen hedge shears, pruning shears and grass clippers using simple tools.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Socket/ratchet set
  • File
  • Safety glasses
  • Vise

You'll also need these specialty tools: a 10-in. flat “mill bastard” file, 300-grit wet/dry sandpaper, 10-in. half-round file and a scissors sharpener.

Duct tape to tape the sandpaper to your work surface