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    My Piranha needs sharping bad, but how?

    What tool can I buy or does any business do this process?

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    dremel tool has many attachments to sharpen anything....
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    Do you own a file and can you spare 5 to 10 minutes?
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    I've just used a file before a it works great. Put it in a shop vice. I'm pretty sure that tool has been heat treated so I wouldn't use a grinder.
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    I use a flap wheel on mine and it works perfect. I take down any high or low spots with a file first. I think a Dremel is a good idea too
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    A place that services lawn mowers, like a small engine shop, may be able to do it. Like sharpening a mower blade.
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    Is that a digging tool similar to the Lesche digger?

    If so, I would use a good sharp file & only file the scoop side edges.
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    I take my diggers to a knife sharpener. He is a Vet, that charges me $6.00 per tool to sharpen. I can cut paper with my Lesche, Sidekick, and Diamond Digger!
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    Got a Harbor Freight close by? $10 or $12 will get you a nice selection of diamond sharpeners so you can sharpen most anything you own. Not to mention that investment will last you years, And you can carry the stick sharpeners with you in the field.

    WARNING! Stay away from the pink ones you chuck up in a drill!!!!!! They have a bad habit of blowing up!!!!
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    I sharpen my diggers with the same gear I do my axes. 10" single-cut mill ******* file.

    But in these politically correct times you can't say "*******" even though it is a recognized item available in file catalogs, as well as a condition of birth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loco-Digger View Post
    Do you own a file and can you spare 5 to 10 minutes?
    No and yes
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    Quote Originally Posted by boogeyman View Post
    Got a Harbor Freight close by? $10 or $12 will get you a nice selection of diamond sharpeners so you can sharpen most anything you own. Not to mention that investment will last you years, And you can carry the stick sharpeners with you in the field.

    WARNING! Stay away from the pink ones you chuck up in a drill!!!!!! They have a bad habit of blowing up!!!!
    I have a harbor freight 2 mins away. Is this a file you need a drill for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divine Profit View Post
    A place that services lawn mowers, like a small engine shop, may be able to do it. Like sharpening a mower blade.
    Ahh good idea!! Perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by rook3434 View Post
    I've just used a file before a it works great. Put it in a shop vice. I'm pretty sure that tool has been heat treated so I wouldn't use a grinder.
    Good advice

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    When I sharpen my shovel, I carefully use a belt sander. I would attach your shovel to a work bench with a vise or clamp(s) so it is stable to work on. Keep the sander moving or the metal heat up. It only needs a few passes with the sander.
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