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Old 08-20-2006, 01:01 AM
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Who balances blades??

I wondered if anyone balances their blades after they are sharpened. I am pretty regular with the sharpening and I used to balance, but have gotten out of the habit. I don't think I can tell any difference since I stopped and wondered if anyone else balances their mower blades. I run a Walker mower with a 52" mulching deck.
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Old 08-20-2006, 03:58 AM
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We never balance our blades and everything is just fine with the spindles .
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Old 08-20-2006, 06:19 AM
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I usually dont.

I'll balance if I have to get a abnormally large ding worked out though.
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Old 08-20-2006, 07:00 AM
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Not once in 13 years...it really only matters on a small 21" or so WB.
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Old 08-20-2006, 07:14 AM
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Hmmm....I do, and can definately tell if I don't.
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Old 08-20-2006, 08:19 AM
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I always do. I was told a long time ago that it was a must. Never thought to question it. Why would I?
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Old 08-20-2006, 08:22 AM
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Not in 20 years. Never heard of balancing a blade before this site.
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Old 08-20-2006, 08:24 AM
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Not balancing a blade will cause excess vibration and potential spindle bearing damage if the blade is far enough out of balance.
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Old 08-20-2006, 09:08 AM
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I check mine for balance after sharpening. We are getting a lot of replies from those who don't balance the blades.

Do we have anyone who doesn't sharpen the blades or have someone sharpen them ? :-)
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Old 08-20-2006, 06:56 PM
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Not balancing a blade will cause excess vibration and potential spindle bearing damage if the blade is far enough out of balance.
Very well said Third Day...You may not feel It being out of balance...But It Is no good for thr overall well being of your machine...I Have Always spent the extra bit of time to do the job right and thats to ballance...Do you guys that dont ballance your blades have your tires balenced On your trucks or momas car??? The Rpm of those blades are realy flying...In My Own Opinion...Thumbs up for balancing. Cheers All
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