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HayBay
06-04-2004, 05:12 PM
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06-04-2004, 05:14 PM
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06-04-2004, 05:16 PM
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HayBay
06-04-2004, 05:19 PM
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HayBay
06-04-2004, 05:20 PM
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HayBay
06-04-2004, 05:22 PM
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ABrown
06-04-2004, 07:46 PM
Nice, and you know we want to know where to get one.

dvmcmrhp52
06-04-2004, 09:01 PM
And how much.............................

HayBay
06-05-2004, 07:18 AM
I paid $816 Canadian for the grinder and got it through my dealer who gets it from GCDUKE in Canada.

If you type Foley 450 Rotary Blade Grinder in google it should bring you to the Foley United Site.

imograss
06-05-2004, 03:06 PM
That is EXACTLY like my Lesco grinder. I paid 360.00 new for it last year.

TLS
06-05-2004, 03:46 PM
I didn't think the LESCO one used a 1hp 3450RPM motor?

Didn't LEARY, I mean NEARY make the LESCO one? They make their older twin post POS's a while ago.

When standing in front of it, the wheel rotates clockwise, correct? Up and into the blade? My only problem with this is sparks. No grit or spark collector?

What is $816 equivalent to in American Dollars?

How about a diamond wheel dresser?

HayBay
06-05-2004, 04:56 PM
604.355 USD

When I got this Unit the motor rotated up and into the blade. I reversed the wires so it would turn down onto the blade. That helped with the heat buildup and sparks flying everywhere. The motor has the reversing information right on it.

There was a grit guard attached to the top of this unit (for keeping the sparks down when it was rotating from down to up) that I removed because the grit now is collected in the bottom of the unit and there is a 1 1/2-2 inch hole at the back of the lower collection pan for a vacuum attachment. If that makes sense to you.

I find that after a few passes I redress the wheel in order to continue to get a good cut. The Foley came with a dressing stick but I do need to purchase another. I will look in to the diamond ones.

The manual states to have the wheel grind from down to up but from reading here I decided to reverse the motor and see the results. They were night and day.


Thanks.

Mikes Machines
06-09-2004, 11:38 PM
I have never used a machine like this one. What is the advantage to grinding from the top down. What is the night and day difference?

HayBay
06-10-2004, 12:13 AM
Grinding this way is a much cooler (as in heat) cut on the blade. The blades can Blue up easily when grinding causing metal temper to be lost.

HayBay
06-17-2004, 09:01 PM
Heres the back of the Unit. Where the Vacuum can attach.

and some blades that I sharpened an balanced

HayBay
06-17-2004, 09:22 PM
and sharpened blade.................

The Lawn Boy Pro
06-17-2004, 10:03 PM
I would hate that thing. Thats very poor saftey design as far as where the grit sparks are flying.

HayBay
06-18-2004, 10:42 AM
Well Lawn Boy,

Thats why I posted, so people could make up thier own minds about this product. Too bad you didn't post pictures of the machine of your dreams, mayby I could have tried to get one of those. Hindsight.........
You did read that I removed the grit guard and reversed the motor?

Gonzo686
03-20-2005, 03:35 AM
Hello Hay, Have you tried to sharpen any curved mulching type blades with this sharpener??

grass disaster
03-20-2005, 04:59 PM
Grinding this way is a much cooler (as in heat) cut on the blade. The blades can Blue up easily when grinding causing metal temper to be lost.

i always thought that when you heat the metal up and have it air cool that it heat treats it and actually makes it harder. yes it is also more brittle.i think a harder blade is better. am i correct on this theory???????

TURF DOCTOR
03-20-2005, 06:32 PM
Your lesco is like mine i paid 329 1/2 hp neary makes the grinder, i also have the dust collection system

HayBay
03-20-2005, 06:57 PM
there are several posts on grinding direction and their benefits. I have tried sharpening curved mulching blades, it takes a bit of skill. I only have 2.