Cut too large of a branch

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So I cut just a little too large of branch with my branch cutters and now there's a bit of a gap near the pointed section of the blade. Any way of fixing this or have I damaged the tool?
 

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I have done the same thing, I have heard you can sharpen/grind out the damage, but the stop has to be changed when you do that. Look around for articles on sharpening bonsai tools, I haven't yet so if you find something good, please share.
 

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Km, I've done the same thing and gave up on trying to fix the gap. Bought a better pair and hopefully learned something.
 

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I actually came across those videos a while back on youtube and found them extremely useful when learning how to sharpen my tools.

I also found a website that offers a service of sharpening and realigning tools. There were a few pictures showing their processes and I figured my knowledge of knife and axe sharpening should transfer over. I managed to file the blades and realign them. Now they're better and sharper than ever.

Thanks for all the help.
 

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