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Old 04-11-2011, 02:00 PM
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Blade sharpener? Anyone have one they would recomend

Hello i have a 60" and 72" mowers and need a good blade sharpener. I know some sharpeners will not sharpen the bigger blades of the 72" mower. Speed of sharpening would be good but as long as it puts a nice edge on that matters . Anyone salso know of any good deals on a sharpeners let me know. Thanks for your time.
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Old 04-11-2011, 02:09 PM
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Dude, the best thing I can recommend is the magnamatic. It will sharpen any blades very fast and more importantly will leave you with a perfect edge.
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Old 04-11-2011, 04:12 PM
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Magnamatic is the best by far. Well worth the money for it
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:43 PM
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I just (literally about 10 minutes ago) bought a Oregon blade sharpener. It can do any size blade, only 1/3hp but I'm not mowing a lawn with it and best of all 279.00 on e-bay with free shipping. I usually just used a bench grinder but could never really keep a good angle so after 2 years of trying to sharpen with a bench grinder I finally broke down and bought this one.
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:58 PM
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I got a Bradley Blade Sharpener about two months ago after reading tons of threads on here about the topic. Got it for $199 plus $20 shipping. I really think it is fine for my solo operation. I have figured out how to leave a good edge pretty well in the matter of a couple of passes unless it has gotten nicked up a lot in the course of the days work.

For the price - it works for me.

I think the magnamatic looks like a hell of a machine....but it comes at a hell of a price too, is it worth it, many says it is, but I thought I would see how this one did first and have not been disappointed yet.

I will say compared to the RBG that I have used, it does not seems to be more forgiving and does not remove as much in one pass as it, and it cost less than that too.
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:22 PM
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magna matic dude. you will be impressed. it does however take quite a while to get a new edge worked back to sharp for the first time. after that it is easy
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:51 PM
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This seems to work for a lot of things plus sharpening blades.
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