Stump grinding is an effective way to remove solids from sidewalks and driveways. However, it is not easy to do it correctly, as the excessive grinding may damage your surface. Here is how to properly grind the stump.
You cannot expect to just walk up to a stump and have it smooth like you would a polished stone. In order to get a smooth surface, you have to first remove all the debris in the stump. Weeding and burning will do the trick. Once you have taken away the debris, you can start grinding.
To begin with, you need to look for the stump with a line and then turn your head left to right until you find it. Then, you can put the tip of your knife across the surface. As you proceed with your line, make sure that you don’t ever hit the other side of the stump. This will damage your stump.
Take the stubby blades and insert them on the stump. After getting the stubby blades, you can use the blade of your knife to reach the sides of the stump. The reason for this is that the stubby blades will provide a blade clearance in order to minimize friction.
Next, you can grind teeth that are visible on the stump. To do this, you need to turn your head towards the front of the stump until you find the teeth. Once you have found the teeth, you can take the edge of your knife and slowly begin to rub the teeth away from the stump.
When grinding, be careful not to grind the sides of the stump too close to each other. You can use your knife to turn the sides of the stump around a little bit. As you do this, you can prevent the blunt part of the side of the stump from becoming damaged.
While grinding, make sure that you don’t allow any grit in your stump. As the grit makes a thicker, grainy texture on the stump, it makes the process of grinding more difficult. Finally, you can keep your grainy side away from the stubby side and allow the stubby side to grind the loose material.