Garden Hoe

I recommend sharpening the edge closer to the user as it makes the angle for using the tool easier, i.e., the user can stand more upright. If the other edge is sharpened, the user will have to bend down to use it, and the joy of gardening will be lost.

Sharpen the inside edge using an angle grinder with a 120 grit flap disc. A metal grinding wheel may be needed for shaping the edge if it is in bad shape.

General Guidelines
35 - 40°
If the original angle is different, it is best to match that, but the angle should be in the range of 30 - 45°.

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Remember : The goal of sharpening is to produce sharp tools, and these tools can injure you if mishandled. Safety measures should be followed to protect yourself and those in your shop. Be sure to read and follow all instructions from the manufacturer, and and utilize proper safety equipment. Never consume alcohol or anything that could impair your judgement before sharpening tools, or using sharp tools. Comments can be sent via eMail to me at