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Dunn's
03-29-2006, 02:47 PM
What do you guys use to sharpen your blades on mowers? Oh and i"m sorry for the stupid question.

B&D Lawn Care
03-29-2006, 05:02 PM
I have a pneumatic right angle grinder and some 80 grit sanding pads.

sunrise
03-29-2006, 05:37 PM
Lesco blade grinder with a ruby wheel, work quick and keep a good angle

lawnmaniac883
03-29-2006, 05:48 PM
Bench grinder - free hand

CutInEdge Lawn Care
03-29-2006, 07:21 PM
We use the R.P.G 21 Blade Grinder.

Full throttle lawn care
03-29-2006, 08:17 PM
Magna-matic with shop vac attachment. Keeps the shop looking good!

K&L Landscaping
03-29-2006, 08:38 PM
4 1/2" angle grinder. Bought a blade sharpener and used it twice. I much prefer the "old fashion" way.

chriscraft
03-29-2006, 08:52 PM
we use an r p g also

Jay Ray
03-29-2006, 11:53 PM
Rough them in with a handheld angle grinder with a 7" wheel. Finish on RBG 21 blade grinder, ruby wheel. Ball bearing blade balancer.

FinerCutslawnCare
03-30-2006, 12:34 AM
no such thing as a stupid question!!!:nono:

Dunn's
03-30-2006, 12:58 AM
Don't laugh but what do you guys think of a Dremel tool with all the grinding disk attachments? Because the only angle grinder I have is an air powered one and my air compressor is junk it works for 4-5 seconds at a time then it needs ten minutes to fill up again. Man I have some junky equipment.:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

mike lane lawn care
03-30-2006, 10:50 PM
Don't laugh but what do you guys think of a Dremel tool with all the grinding disk attachments? Because the only angle grinder I have is an air powered one and my air compressor is junk it works for 4-5 seconds at a time then it needs ten minutes to fill up again. Man I have some junky equipment.:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

I use the dremel with the mower sharpening attachment. works great.

TURF DOCTOR
03-30-2006, 10:58 PM
lol we have a 1 horse grinder and you are telling me of a dremel.

fool32696
03-30-2006, 11:03 PM
Dremel may do it but it will take FOREVER.

mike lane lawn care
03-30-2006, 11:29 PM
Dremel may do it but it will take FOREVER.

you're right, the dremel does as good a job as my dealers do, but it takes a couple of mins. works alright for me as i am not so busy, that i can't spend 10 mins. sharpening blades

TURF DOCTOR
03-31-2006, 08:40 AM
Show me a before and after pic.:confused:

Dweezil
04-01-2006, 12:20 AM
Bench grinder - free hand

Same here, clean-up with a hand file if needed. Ballanced with a metal tree ballancer

topsites
04-01-2006, 01:13 AM
Chicago Electric 4.5" angle grinder.
Also use a static blade balancer.

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I mean, a dremel? What is the problem, cost?
For an angle grinder, 25 dollars and the sharpening wheel alone lasts 3-4 years.
Thou on the Makita I could never get the wheel off after 4 years of use, so I just bought the Chicago Electric.

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no such thing as a stupid question!!!:nono:

Ok so what happens when a stupid person asks a question, do they suddenly get smart just in time to ask? :)

Poppy
04-01-2006, 10:27 AM
How often (hours) do most of you sharpen your blades?

mow2nd
04-01-2006, 04:47 PM
Rocks.....................

man of stihl
04-01-2006, 05:21 PM
i use a dewalt angle grinder and a magna-matic balancer. works good for me. i may buy a blade sharpener one day, but that are pricey. i try to sharpen them every 4days in the spring and abuot every week in the summer. well that is unless i hit sumthing then i pull them off and sharpen.:weightlifter:


lance

rslawnscapes
06-24-2006, 11:24 PM
someone made thier owm blade sharpenig rig for a bench grinder.I can't seem to locate that now.they showed a pic of it .looks great.

Proscapez LLC
06-26-2006, 02:15 AM
i try to sharpen them every 4days in the spring and abuot every week in the summer. well that is unless i hit sumthing then i pull them off and sharpen.:weightlifter:


lance

Am I doing something wrong?
I sharpen my blades after every full day of cutting.
Actully I have 3 sets of blades and I just replace them and sharpen all the blades on the 3rd day.
I use a 4-1/2" B.D. angle grinder with a dewalt 80 grit flapper wheel (free hand)

Freddy_Kruger
06-26-2006, 02:22 AM
I went back to using a cheap bench grinder I got it down pat now. I don't rest the blade on the .... whatever it is. I hold the blade in bid air and slide it side to side. I stopped using the angle grinder because It took too long to refasten teh blade down if it wasnt balanced with the bench grinder I can sharpen and balance a blade in about 3 min. if that mind you I sharpen after 8-10 hours of use so they are not completely out of wack.

For what its worth my after market atomic mulching blades stay sharper and hold their shape better from dents and such than the toro blades that came with the mower in fact I try not to use the toro blades any more.

topsites
06-26-2006, 02:26 AM
I went back to using a cheap bench grinder I got it down pat now. I don't rest the blade on the .... whatever it is. I hold the blade in bid air and slide it side to side. I stopped using the angle grinder because It took too long to refasten teh blade down if it wasnt balanced with the bench grinder I can sharpen and balance a blade in about 3 min. if that mind you I sharpen after 8-10 hours of use so they are not completely out of wack.

That's what I do with the angle grinder, I hold both in mid air, you have to be careful you don't grind yourself but I've been doing it this way for a few years and have never had a problem, just be careful where you put your skin. Usually, I sit down on a chair and let one end of the blade between my knees and yes, 2-3 minutes per blade.

ranger351w
06-26-2006, 06:42 AM
:usflag: I use a pneumatic angle grinder and a Foley magnetic bearing balancer hung on the wall out of the way. Takes only a couple min.each. Also you would be surprised at the number of brand new blades that are out of balance. I sharpen every other day of use unless I hit something or get into rocks:cry: .

A.S.D.S. Mowing
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TLS
06-26-2006, 09:19 AM
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