Sharpen blade on Multi Tool Edger?

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I noticed just now on using my edger - that there doesn't even seem to be a sharp side - both are pretty much flat.
I didn't notice when it was new if it had a sharp edge, so am now wondering if it should have.
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William E Hanson

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Guess you could buy a replacement blade and look at that one; you're going to need one sooner or later.
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No need to sharpen. They kinda thin up with use....I go through around 1 per week and have never needed to sharpen.
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Right, no need to sharpen. They sort of sharpen themselves during use and as bigfootcountry says they wear down with use so need replacement at some point when you think they are too small.
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Mine isn't sharp at all - really flat "cutting surfaces" - like there's no sharp edge at all.

My local HD has none in stock I can look at - can someone tell me if there has some kind of leading edge?
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It is literally just a rectangular piece of steel (when new) however thick it is. No leading edge. No sharp edge. 
I've had gasoline powered edgers as well as this EGO edger and the blades always look exactly the same. Just a rectangle. No sharp or leading edge.
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This isn't unique to Ego's edgers, by the way. This seems to be an industry standard-type blade. You can find lots of other brands on Amazon that are the exact same design (and are compatible with Ego's edgers).

Here are some examples. Amazon even has a pack of 50 for $51, although I don't know that I would trust the quality.

 https://www.amazon.com/Replacement-Blades-Pe-200-Pe-210-69601553630/dp/B01KTJ75AE/ref=sr_1_9?keywords=edger+blade+echo&qid=1565877265&s=gateway&sr=8-9

https://www.amazon.com/MowerPartsGroup-Edger-Blades-Husqvarna-edgers/dp/B00Q52URE6/ref=sr_1_13?keywords=edger+blade+echo&qid=1565877343&s=gateway&sr=8-13

https://www.amazon.com/USA-Mower-Blades-Unpainted-720237001/dp/B00FDVIGUW/ref=sr_1_14?keywords=edger+blade+echo&qid=1565877343&s=gateway&sr=8-14


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Reading the reviews is usually a good indicator of quality.
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The answer to your question is NO.

I purchased one EGO blade for $10.

I thought that high and it is - I found 5 blades for $15 on Amazon only thing they have teeth and you will need to take a hammer ( just lay it on a concrete slab and hit) and take some of the pitch out to make them work — and they do last as long or longer than the EGO branded one. — just pay attention to the hole (1”) and the length

Good Luck
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As I posted above, you can easily find blades on Amazon that are identical to Ego's blades, so no need to make modifications.
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