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Old 04-30-2013, 05:09 PM
macgyver_GA macgyver_GA is offline
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Originally Posted by greendoctor View Post
Good. Almost every shop here spin grinds only and just trashes the reel. The reel wears out quick and people wonder why the mower cuts so badly while needing constant sharpening and adjustment. Doing a relief grind to start and backlap for a touch up during the year is the best.
Yeah that's what he told me. He said I'd probably only need a grind once a year or every other year if I'm just using it on my personal lawn. An occasional back lap to "touch it up". Although, he said he doesn't like to do back laps since it slightly changes the angles. He said if I were using it commercially then it might need grinding more often. Right now, I don't plan on using it commercially, my current customers couldn't afford to pay me to reel 2-3 times a week, so once a year or two isn't a big deal.
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