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I can’t find sharpening instructions for a poulan chain #952051209. Can you advise the correct angles?
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The angle is 30 degrees.

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Different secateurs will have different bevels (sloping surface or edge), but typically the angle is 20-30 degrees. Once this outer edge is sharpened, you remove the burr on the inside, effectively creating a very fine bevel, which adds a bit of strength to the blade.
Light to medium pressure is all that should be needed. Make sure you maintain the original angle of the bevel, which for shears is usually about 35 degrees. Sharpen with the coarsest grit until a burr can be felt along the flat side for the entire length of the blade.
Keeping your garden shears sharpened is the best way to save time when pruning shrubs and other plants, as sharper blades will cut more easily through branches. Sharp blades also make the cleanest cut, which in turn means the fastest healing of the plant.
The frequency of maintenance really depends on how much you use your tools. If you`re gardening every day, you`ll want to clean and sharpen them once per week. If you`re in the garden less frequently, perhaps once a month is enough to sharpen them, or any time they start to feel dull.
If you are using a given knife for heavier cutting or chopping if probably is best sharpened at 20 degrees. If you use a small or medium size knife only for light work such as paring, peeling, or light slicing you may prefer to sharpen it at 15 degrees in order to take advantage of its increased sharpness.
A 17 to 20 degree angle covers most kitchen knives, pocket knives, and outdoor knives. Some knives (typically Japanese manufacturers) will sharpen their knives to roughly 17 degrees. Most western knives are roughly 20 degrees. In fact, a 20 degrees angle is often considered the best sharing point for most knives.
`Wipe any soil, sap or debris off the shears to both keep them in prime condition for use and also to combat potentially spreading disease around your plants. This can be as simple as scrubbing them in soapy water. `Pruning shears that are used regularly should be sharpened at least every 4-6 weeks.
Some people think dropped shears are rendered useless but that`s not the case as long as the tip hasn`t been broken off. Most professional quality shears can be sharpened 10 or more times before they need replacing.
There are numerous ways to sharpen tools: an angle grinder, bench grinder, or grindstone just to name a few. But often all you need is a file. It`s inexpensive and gives you greater control than a fast-spinning wheel that throws sparks.
The recommended sharpening angle is at 30-degrees. Be sure to sharpen both sides of the blade evenly at the right cutting angle. Wipe off any debris from the sharp blades with a clean cloth before reattaching it to the hedge trimmer.

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