Sharpening Your Tools For Efficient and Easy Work

One way to make easy work for you and your crew is to sharpen some of the tools in your groundskeeping arsenal. By taking a grinding wheel or hand file to certain edges of some of your hand tools, the sharpened edges can assist your crew to:

  • Shave down mound and home plate clay
  • Comb lips out of the edges of turf
  • Cut and splice sod pieces
  • Trim the grass edges of the infield
  • Remove old sod and the thatch that lies beneath it
  • Cut through hard, dry soil and clay

The tools Beacon has selected to offer on these pages were chosen because their particular style or construction is found to be advantageous in their use in maintaining athletic fields. Sharpening diagrams and use instructions will be included with the Level Head Iron Rake.



Paul Zwaska

A former head groundskeeper for the Baltimore Orioles, Paul has been with Beacon for more than two decades. Among his many accomplishments he authored Groundskeeper University, the first online ballfield maintenance training venue. Paul continues to seek innovative ways to help groundskeepers.

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