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Old 10-12-2012, 05:39 PM
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sharpen blades

What do you guys use to sharpen your blades? I know they make an attachment for dremels? Share your techniques!
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:47 PM
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What do you guys use to sharpen your blades? I know they make an attachment for dremels? Share your techniques!
The attachment for a Dremel is worthless IME. I now use a Bradley Blade Sharpener but I got along fine for 5 years with a angle grinder with a flap disc. I use a cone balancer, some say it isn't accurate enough but I haven't had any problems yet.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:50 PM
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I have used everything from a flatfile, angle grinder, flapper wheel and drill. I always come back to my 70 year bench grinder with an adjustable tool rest to keep the 30 degree angle right.

Next 5 posts will be from Magna owners that are convinced there is no other way than an expensive dedicated machine.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:27 PM
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I have used everything from a flatfile, angle grinder, flapper wheel and drill. I always come back to my 70 year bench grinder with an adjustable tool rest to keep the 30 degree angle right.

Next 5 posts will be from Magna owners that are convinced there is no other way than an expensive dedicated machine.
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So your gonna sit here and tell me that your bench grinder will out perform the $900 MM? Hogwash. Malarkey.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:36 PM
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So your gonna sit here and tell me that your bench grinder will out perform the $900 MM? Hogwash. Malarkey.
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It ain't the paint...its the artist...
We use a 9 in wheel on a body grinder...blade chucked in a vise..
Sharp enough to shave....all day long.....on all 30 mowers....
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:42 PM
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It ain't the paint...its the artist...
We use a 9 in wheel on a body grinder...blade chucked in a vise..
Sharp enough to shave....all day long.....on all 30 mowers....
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but but but I keep reading that you don't need them that sharp and they don't last as long.

I make them sharp as well and have done the other way 1/64" blunted edge and honestly couldn't tell a darn bit of difference.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:48 PM
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but but but I keep reading that you don't need them that sharp and they don't last as long.

I make them sharp as well and have done the other way 1/64" blunted edge and honestly couldn't tell a darn bit of difference.
Bahia needs razor sharp blades and good blade speed...
We sharpen them everyday...run them 8 to 10 hrs a day..
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:40 PM
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So your gonna sit here and tell me that your bench grinder will out perform the $900 MM? Hogwash. Malarkey.
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It won't outperform the magna and it's not the only way but for the price and the numerous other uses some guys don't want / need a dedicated blade grinder taking up bench space when they already have a machine that can do the job and many others.

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Old 10-12-2012, 09:00 PM
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After 15minutes in our sand storm soil you can't tell the difference and that razor edge is gone. Mm is a good tool for a high volume shop and a toy for everybody else.

Guys kill me with these MM threads. I am willing to bet you hardly ever check the deck set which will affect cut way more than the blade sharpness, but that's another thread.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:06 PM
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After 15minutes in our sand storm soil you can't tell the difference and that razor edge is gone. Mm is a good tool for a high volume shop and a toy for everybody else.

Guys kill me with these MM threads. I am willing to bet you hardly ever check the deck set which will affect cut way more than the blade sharpness, but that's another thread.
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I especially thought you could tell I was joking since we joke around a lot....
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