As a landscaper, one of the most important tools you have is your rototiller. It can be used for so many different things in the garden such as removing weeds, working up a new bed, and more. As you use it, you need to make sure that it works properly and nothing gets damaged or broken. It is also used to harvest plants from the garden as well. In order to keep your rototiller working properly, you will need to learn how to sharpen it.
The first thing you need to do is take apart your rototiller. You should do this by separating the rotating blade from the main body of the rototiller. After you have separated the blades from the body, you will need to pull each blade separately. Make sure you remove all the sprockets attached to the rototiller. If you accidentally break a sprocket, you will have to throw out your rototiller immediately.
Once you have all the sprockets out, you should place them into a pan. You should place the pan on the ground and cover it with plastic wrap or an old towel. The reason you want to cover the pan is because you want to make sure there is nothing sharpened on the rototiller when you are removing the sharpener. Once you have covered the pan, you should remove the sharpener from the metal frame.
You should then find your sharpener and lift it up from the frame. You will then need to tilt the handle backwards before inserting the sharpener in the slot. Keep the handle level and make sure it is straight. It is a good idea to practice at this point by holding the blade level with your fingers while you are trying to insert the sharpener. You will also want to check if the blade is tight enough with your fingers by pushing it as far back as possible and then pulling it back in.
Next, you should hold the sharpener firmly against the wood and rotate it slightly. Remember that you should only be doing small swings because you do not want to damage the blade edge. After you have completed your practice swings, you should slide the sharpener out of the slot. You should then wipe the blade with a dry cloth or rag. This will help you prevent rust from setting in. Wipe the blade as soon as you have removed it from the rototiller.
After you have finished your practice swings, you should clean the rototiller thoroughly. You should be sure to remove any debris and dirt from the blades as you use the rototiller. If you have sharpened your rototiller blades yourself, you should remember to clean them after every time you use it. This will keep your rototiller in good working order.
Many people are intimidated by the process involved in learning how to sharpen rototiller tines. When they learn how to properly sharpen their blades, however, they find the task to be easy and very enjoyable. You should feel confident enough to be able to perform this task on your own. The key to sharpening your rototiller is making sure that the sharpener is touching the blade edge. If it is not, you will not have very accurate swings.
If you do not feel comfortable performing this procedure on your own, you can purchase a sharpening kit for your rototiller. This is often a better option because you will know exactly how to use it in most cases. There are many different models available, so you should research each one before you make a decision. Some of the more popular models include rototiller kits for lawnmowers and small tractors, as well as electric sharpeners for gas rototillers. No matter what model you choose, learning how to sharpen your rototiller blade will help you make a better cut and save you money.