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lawnstriper23
06-12-2006, 12:54 PM
After how many cuts do you get your mower blade sharpened?

2 cuts
4 cuts
6 cuts
8 cuts
Never

upidstay
06-12-2006, 12:59 PM
Every 8 hours of use

rodneyskip
06-12-2006, 01:41 PM
Every 8 hours of use


That is a better measure. I read once that Rutgers did a study finding that blades stayed sharp for about 4 hours of use. But of course I have not been able to find this study for myself.

Other factors include height of grass, mulching, bagging, and side discharge.

GripB
06-12-2006, 02:35 PM
I have mine sharpened/balanced every 15 hours of use.

K.Carothers
06-12-2006, 04:20 PM
At the end of the week, all blades get sharpened.


kc

lawnstriper23
06-12-2006, 10:03 PM
I guess the 9 of us are the only ones that sharpen our blades. Come on, if your going to look at the poll why not vote. The blade sharpening police aren't going to show up at your house if you vote........

MikeA
06-13-2006, 09:33 AM
I am only a homewoner but this year I decided to do it about once a month. I went to HD and picked up a mower blade stone for my drill to get out the big dings and a file for the rest

fishinpa
06-13-2006, 10:04 PM
I vote 4 cuts which is about 4 to 8 hrs depending on wether I cut any of the neighbors or not.

The post mentioing "Why not chime in as long as your reading this" is the one that sucked me in. Good call "lawnstriper23".

TURF DOCTOR
06-13-2006, 10:11 PM
Every morning, sometimes we shag but never in spring grasses.

Pittsburgh Panther
06-14-2006, 08:37 AM
the X calibur mulch blades seem to hold up the best for me.

lawnstriper23
06-15-2006, 03:35 PM
WOW, only 22 voted and approx 230 viewed this poll. So much for this poll...........

Sargosailor
06-15-2006, 03:41 PM
Add the "I don't know" option and see what happens.
Sammy

dfischer
06-16-2006, 05:08 PM
I agree, move to hours.

I cut in less then 30 minutes, and run doubles on a 60". I'm not worried about them being dull in 8 mows. But then that's only 4 hours.

I'll check them somewhere between 10-15 hours.

So somewhere between 1-2 days of use for an LCO, or 20-30 cuts. Which you don't have on the chart.

lawnstriper23
06-16-2006, 06:13 PM
O.K., so I cut my grass in about an hour, so after 6 cuts I will sharpen my blade. Easy to translate!! Maybe next time we will do the poll in hours instead of cuts so we possibly get more votes. Just thought the poll would be fun :usflag: