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Lopper sharpening

how to sharpen cutters with a file

These loppers stopped cutting all the way through.

Closer inspection reveals the edge to have bent over due to the hundreds of cuts we've made with it over the last 7 years or so.

A few minutes of filing was all it took to put a sharper edge on both cutting surfaces.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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