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06-20-2003, 04:04 PM
Courtesy of the Brandlein Machine Fireball 300-C


06-20-2003, 04:08 PM
Top is a 48" SCAG MarBane solid foil.

Middle is an eXmark Excalibur Notched foil for a 60" Lazer.

Bottom is an eXmark Excalibur Solid foil for a 60" Lazer.

Can anyone do this with a hand angle grinder or a b@stard hand file?? :p

06-20-2003, 04:11 PM
Once the rain stops, I'll be ready to cut. Got 5 sets all sharpened up today!

06-20-2003, 04:40 PM
Nice looking edges! I couldn't't do that with a angle grinder or ******* file.. But! I can do it with my Mag - 8000 blade sharpener. I can do that with Mulching blades also..

Lou :cool:

06-20-2003, 04:50 PM
Does anyone know the advantage of the notched foil???

Nice blades. What does that sharpener cost??

06-20-2003, 04:53 PM
Price $639

I am still studying the notched vs Solid blades. Sure wish the weather would cooperate so that I can get consistant results.

Seems though that the notched foils let my engine spin 10 more RPM than the solid foils. Does that mean more lift? probably, as there is more surface area of lift wing in the solid foil.

06-20-2003, 05:06 PM
Oh, here are some specs for the Fireball 300-C.

1-Hp LEESON - Continuous duty, sealed, Fan cooled motor

3450 RPM (VERY Important!)

10” Wheel


06-20-2003, 05:24 PM
Notched foil seems to cut wet grass with less clumping than solid foil blades in my experience