Friday, 14 August 2015

How to sharpen a Post Hole Auger

If your post hole auger feels like its declining  and no longer goes quite as deep as it used to or doesnt go down nearly as easily it may be time to sharpen the blades. You should try to keep all your tools sharp as this allows them to work more efficiently and last longer. Sharpening a post hole auger isn't very difficult so this is a guide on how to do it.


You should disassemble the post hole auger before you begin because the blades on a pair of post hole augers don't open very wide. All you need to do to disassemble a post hole auger is to loosen the wing-nut on the side then remove it and push out the bolt that holds the blades together.

Clamp the First Piece

Take one of the post hole diggers and clamp it down into a vice. You should clamp it down to look like an upside down u.

Clean the Blade

Use a high pressure spray nozzle and water hose to spray away any dirt or grime that is on the blade. Now you should use a wire brush and scrape the edges of the blade free from any debris or obstructions.

Grind the Damaged Areas

If there any damaged areas on the blade you should use a medium grit wheel angle grinder to fix this.

File a Sharp Edge

Once you have the blade prepared use a sharpening file to begin filing the blade. Hold the file at a 45 degree angle and slide the file back and forth in a front to rear motion. Continue doing this across the entire surface of the blade. From time to time check the blade to make sure it has been completed properly.

After this all you have to do is reassemble the blade.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

How to Perform Pressure Washer Maintenance

Not many people know of easy ways to prolong the life of their washers so here are a few maintenance tips to get the most out of your equipment.

Check the Oil

You can check the engine and fuel level and if need be top up either the fuel or oil. You may also change the oil if the is a manufacturer recommended oil in the operator's manual. You can also check the tires pressure but keep it at the value marked on the tires or if there isn't one keep it between 15 and 25 PSI.

Check Screens

Check the water inlet screen or the in line screen and flush them with water if they are dirty. If the inlet screen is damaged replace the screen and rubber washer. If the in line screen is damaged replace the screen and O-ring.

Inspect the Hoses

Inspect the high pressure hose and replace if you see any leaks, cuts, abrasions or bulging of cover or if the couplings are damaged or move. New hoses will have to exceed the maximum pressure of your washer. Also examine the cleaning detergent tube and filter. You will need to clean these if they are dirty or clogged. Examine the tube for leaks or tears and make sure it fits lightly on barbed fitting. Replace the tube or siphon/filter if either are damaged. Replace the o-rings if any connectors leak and clean nozzle orifices if clogged. Also rinse out the garden hose.

Make sure to flush the cleaning detergent from the tube and relieve the pressure in the system after each use.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Comparing & Contrasting Gardening Products on Weebly

Currently there is over 10 million weebly websites in existence each one as unique as the last. From blogs to businesses everyone is using them but you rarely ever hear about them or see them. Well today I found one that my have just saved me alot of money and heartache as I restocked my gardening shed and I am sure you guys may have a use for it.

Timberpro Reviews

This site compares and contrasts a huge amount of products (not just form Timberpro) and gives you real life customer reviews as well as instructional videos on each product! Well I am sure if you guys need it you will check it out.