Model #315796630 CRAFTSMAN Hedge Trimmer, Electric

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Sharpening 315796630 Craftsman Craftsman 18 inch hedge trimmer

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Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

The manufacturer hasn't published anything specific on this model for sharpening the blades, however there are quite a few resources online that will show you how to sharpen this type of blade. YouTube has quite a few videos on it. I have linked it below.

Hedge Trimmer Blade Sharpening

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
July 14, 2015
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Electric hege clipper repair

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I opened the motor casing and cleaned out all the grease. Gears look fine.

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Anton -
August 21, 2012
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I apologize, to hear that you're having this problem with trimmer. I have done some research and located a link similar to your issue that may be helpful until an Expert responds. Thank you for using Manage My Life!

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Carmen G -
August 21, 2012
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Is there a spring, shear pin, bearing, etc., or a combination thereof that directly affects the cam's motion that then drives the reciprocating blade of hedge trimmer?

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Anton -
August 21, 2012
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Dear Carmen G.: Nothing specific on your link that is helpful. One expert said if trimmer unit cost less than $50 it is a throw away. I can't see throwing away a trimmer that would be functional for many more years of home use because a small part broke which can easily be replaced. Moreover, diagram of parts of hedge trimmer is too fuzzy to determine which parts may answer my question.

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Anton -
August 21, 2012
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Thank you for your question on the hedge trimmer.

If they move real easy then the link between the reciprocating gear and the blade connecter is either broken or disconnected.

Remove the 4 screws that hold the bottom plate onto the body and remove the blade assembly and examine the drive gear for being stripped or the drive lug broken off.

I have given you the parts link to the clipper and after examining the drive system it may revel which part you will need. Hedge clipper parts breakdown for model 315.796630 .

Look at key number 21 in the illustration below. I hope you will be able to see this better.

I hope this will help and please let me know what you discovered. Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
August 23, 2012
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Hi, Sam! Thank you for your reply. I mentioned blades moving easily to avoid discussing bent teeth. When I disassembled trimmer, I did not find spring washers. Sears parts direct has replacement for #12 of diagram but not #22. Will #12 work for #22? If not, can I get a substitute #22 at a hardware store? By the way, do the last 3 digits of part number indicate size in millimeters? For example, #12 above ends with "005" while #22 above ends with "004".

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Anton -
August 25, 2012
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(Cont) The gears on the shaft and wheel are intact. What is "the drive lug"? Is that the stub the protrudes from the cam and moves within the opening in the reciprocating blade to drive the reciprocating blade?

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Anton -
August 25, 2012
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Can you describe the mechanical action that takes place in the gear box area?

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Anton -
August 25, 2012
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Thank you for the update Anton. Yes the stub that protrudes from the cam and fits in the slot on the cutting head is what moves the cutters when the motor rotates the gear. Know that you have it apart can you tell if the motor turns the drive gear? No, the end digits on the part numbers are not the thickness of the part. If parts direct say that some of the parts are not available then you may have to use standard hardware store parts to repair the trimmer. Please let me know how it worked out. Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
August 27, 2012
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Q:

I own an 18" Craftsman hedge trimmer, model #315.796630. Can I buy a new blade or can mine be resharpened?

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Unfortunately there is no longer a replacement blade assembly available.

You could try resharpening the blades but this style blade is pretty difficult to sharpen effectively and it could make the blades brittle or cause them to snag on the housing so it is not something I would recommend attempting for the average consumer.

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HVAC & Fireplace Bucket -
Sears Technician
June 09, 2008