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C & T
06-19-2003, 10:54 PM
I saw a Dremel attachment in Lowes last weekend that is designed to sharpen your mower blades. Has anyone used this. I was thinking of buying it and using it on the cordless Dremel and keeping it with me on the jobs (think it would save time sharpening the blade while they are still attached).

Here is the link to see what it looks like,

http://www.dremel.com/html/home_fr.html

C & T
06-19-2003, 10:57 PM
Here is a picture

ffemt1271
06-19-2003, 10:59 PM
doesn't look like it will hold up very long. if you get it you better buy a case of those bits for it

C & T
06-19-2003, 11:02 PM
I would still use my grinder to sharpen my blades but was thinking of using it for those times when you nedd to put that edge on the blades while out on the jobs.

vipermanz
06-19-2003, 11:36 PM
i got one, it doesn't even fit a lot of my mower blades (too thick), better for things like shears and shovels..

FARMERlawn03
06-19-2003, 11:39 PM
My locol dealer did not recomend the use of the Dremel because of an unbalanced blade. What do you think? Im not real sure if it works well or not.

NCSULandscaper
06-20-2003, 12:07 AM
its not worth a sh*t. Ure better off to get a cheap angle grinder.

madmow
06-20-2003, 01:06 AM
Used this attachment and returned it. The thing isn't for commercial sized blades. It'd probably work on your 21 inch but it is a no go for anything with a really thick blade. I thought that this attachment was a godsent cause it said it would make a perfect edge and all. Once again the cliche was true "Too good to be true". Too cheap to work. Use the traditional methods you've been using. :D

crawdad
06-20-2003, 08:02 AM
It'd probably be faster to slap a freshly sharpened, balanced, spare blade on there than to mess with that underpowered doo-dad. Oh, ya, you'd have to find an electrical outlet, carry an extention cord, etc. I vote no on this one.
Crawdad

Gravely_Man
06-20-2003, 09:29 AM
This does not look like it will work for thicker blades or hold up to the amount of sharpening that a commercial cutter will need. I would get something a little sturdier and swap out dull blades with fresh ones at the jobsites.

Gravely_Man

simsy71
06-20-2003, 10:04 AM
I bought it and it is a piece of ****. The adapter does not fit over the blade. It did fit over the blades on my 21 but the bit wore down too quick.

bob
06-20-2003, 11:14 AM
This migt be good for hedge trimmers, but the bit would wear out before the mower blade is sharpened.

BobR
06-21-2003, 09:49 AM
Crawdad said it all.. Save your hard earned $$.. Will be faster to change to your spare set of blades instead of using that toy.
BobR

Ax Man
06-21-2003, 10:18 AM
I do use a dremel for hedge trimmers. It is very well suited for that, but much too small for mower blades.