View Full Version : Can it sharpen stainless steal
08-15-2008, 11:40 PM
I work for a city municipality and I'm in charge of the lawn maintenance and street department. Ive been looking at your grinders and believe it will greatly reduce the time spent sharpening our lawn mower and bush hog blades but we also have a Vermeer brush chipper that uses four stainless steal blades about half inch thick. These four blades cost 200.00 per set and they last about one month and we don't try to sharpen them because we haven't been able to use a hand held grinder with any success we only manage to burn them and make them wavy. the machine shop charges 200.00 to sharpen them so we just buy new ones every time. if your 8000 series can sharpen these stainless steal blades then we will save hundreds of dollars per year in wasted blades Ive got 10 sets of these 200.00 dollar blades that were only used one month and are now sitting on a shelf.
08-16-2008, 12:09 AM
this is what the stainless blades look like
08-17-2008, 10:08 AM
Yes the MAG-8000 along with our MAG-3001 chipper blade vise will take care of your problems with those large blades, and chipper blades.
Please also keep in mind our guarrentee:
Keep in mind that on bush hog blades and other blades 1/2" thick you won't be able to hit the 60 second sharpening, but it will be a great deal faster than any bench grinder. Burning will also not be a problem with those blades for our equipment.
Thank you for the pictures, it answered a few questions right away.
Do you have any chipper blades longer than 8" ?
08-17-2008, 11:51 PM
No I dont have anything longer than 8". I do have a 5 foot side arm bushhog mower that uses 12" long blade tips that are rather thick. but most all the sharpening would be done on ordinary comercial lawn mowers.
08-18-2008, 10:33 AM
I just noticed i didn't answer your original question about Stainless steel.
Stainless steel will not be a problem for our sharpener, we may move you to a harder than OEM wheel, if you're doing A LOT of stainless steel.
Also with stainless steel it is VERY important that you use a vacuum or air cleaner with the MAG-8000. Unlike standard blades, there is nickel in SS and you do not want to breath that in. Same goes for welding SS.
What are you grinding that is SS?
08-20-2008, 06:28 PM
The only thing i have that i believe is stainless steel is the Vermeer chipper blades.
08-21-2008, 10:38 AM
Are you sure they are SS? SS is a harder material and would be much more prone to breakage. Also i notice the pictures you provided the blades are rusting quite a bit, so that also leads me to believe they are not SS.
08-22-2008, 11:01 PM
I just assumed they where SS. the blades in the picture have been sitting on the shelf for a couple years and i didnt realize that they started rusting but they are so maby they arnt Stainless steal.
MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE
08-22-2008, 11:11 PM
Try putting a magnet to the ss blades if it is true stainless steel it will not stick,trust me i know .
08-22-2008, 11:12 PM
My local lawnmower shop told me that they re-terned a magna matic 8000 do to the motor didn't seem powerful enough to grind their walker mower blades with out the moter bogging down. I ask them if it were possible that there grinder was malfunctioning because i would seem impossible for a new grinder not to have all the power necessary to cut metal and since your company seems to be making money and still in business it had to be a faulty unit not just a bad design. Anyway ill never know what the deal was they are using a 1.5hp Oregon grinder for their mower shop right now.
08-26-2008, 11:56 AM
I have never had a complaint of "lack of power" from the MAG-8000, nor have I ever seen the 1 HP industrial motor on the MAG-8000 ever bogged/slowed during use. It is near impossible with the torque it generates. The Baldor industrial frame motor has 2 capacitors and a solid state switch, it is a very heavy duty motor, and it is a continious duty motor.
(100% or continous duty motors are made for production machines running 24 hour shifts)
My guess is the complaint of lack of power was an easy excuse for something else. The complaint that we do hear in the 1-2 times per year we get a return of a MAG-8000 is due to the unique design of how it does mulching blades. Some people have a hard time getting used to it. It is very easy as you can see in the video, but its a different way to hold the blade, and sometimes people are so used to a bench grinder its hard to break bad habits.
(see video here on MAG-8000 http://www.magna-matic.com/support/video.html )
The problem occurs that people are used to bench grinders, and angle grinders - the MAG-8000 does not function like either, so the way the blade is held in your hands is different. If people are not willing to read the instructions, watch the videos, or call for help, it can be difficult to understand.
To give you a reference point, we have been in business since 1958, and we lead the field of lawn mower blade service tools for new technology, and quality, we feel that we do our best to "over-build" our products so that poeple can rely on well built machine.
Keep in mind when you purchase a sharpener or balancer from Magna-Matic, you have 30 days to use the unit, and fully test it in YOUR shop on YOUR blades, and if it does not meet your expectations you can return it for a full refund (less shipping costs.) We do this so our customers are not FORCED into keeping equipment that they did not find satisfactory.
Please let me know if you have any further questions.
MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE
08-26-2008, 02:29 PM
30 day warranty,thumbs up.
08-27-2008, 11:35 AM
Just to clarify.
30 day guarantee for returns on used trial equipment.
1 year warranty on the equipment
MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE
08-27-2008, 09:28 PM
Thanx still a top warranty i will be calling you soon to get new wheels for my 9000.
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