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    Default Middle Buster/Furrower/Potato Plow...do NEW ones need sharpening?

    Just received a couple of new furrowers for some attachments that I am building and have this rookie question. Are these treated like other tools we buy, such as a shovels, in such that they need to be sharpened before use? They do have a bevel on the cutting edge but not sharp by any means. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Middle Buster/Furrower/Potato Plow...do NEW ones need sharpening?

    I'm not much more than a rookie myself, but I can tell you that after running them through the soil a bit, they will take on a gently rounded edge. So putting a sharp edge on them doesn't seem terribly important, but maybe someone else has a different opinion. Personally, I'd get them in the ground and see how well they work before altering them.
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    Default Re: Middle Buster/Furrower/Potato Plow...do NEW ones need sharpening?

    I only can echo what baby grand said - the constant rubbing in soils will only round over metal. So I don't think you need to sharpen tractor stamped parts. If it was a casted part - maybe yes .

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    Default Re: Middle Buster/Furrower/Potato Plow...do NEW ones need sharpening?

    It will be fine like it is.

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    Default Re: Middle Buster/Furrower/Potato Plow...do NEW ones need sharpening?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buty View Post
    Just received a couple of new furrowers for some attachments that I am building and have this rookie question. Are these treated like other tools we buy, such as a shovels, in such that they need to be sharpened before use? They do have a bevel on the cutting edge but not sharp by any means. Thanks.
    You sharpen shovels?
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    Default Re: Middle Buster/Furrower/Potato Plow...do NEW ones need sharpening?

    Quote Originally Posted by murphy1244 View Post
    You sharpen shovels?
    why not? makes it easier to sever roots of a plant when diggin. I have more then one shovel so no need to sharpen them all.

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