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Old 07-14-2008, 12:36 PM
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Grinding Reels and bed knife blades

Was wondering if we had any folks here that grinds reels in there business. I gathering information on business exspectations and overall pro and cons of grinding reels.

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Old 07-14-2008, 08:09 PM
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[COLOR="Teal"]Was wondering if we had any folks here that grinds reels in there business. I gathering information on business exspectations and overall pro and cons of grinding reels.
The last time I did reels, a set of 3 from a Locke, 30 inch units, at 55 dollars each unit was maybe 20 years ago. The only places I know of that use reels are mostly golf course these days. I do know of one home owner that has a putting green in his back yard, and he does his own machine, of course he can afford it

I would hate to think what it would cost to sharpen a reel today. I know most of the dealers here in South Jersey and none of them do reels.
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Old 07-14-2008, 10:45 PM
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Use the search feature. Txgrassguy is probably the most knowledgeable here onsite about reels. It has been discussed quite a bit. You might also google Foley, they make the equipment for sharpening reels and have a very good tutorial on how it should be done. Not too many shops do it correctly. I pay about 80 per machine for 7 blade 25"-27" mowers.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:32 AM
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Guy I used to work for got $5/inch.
20" = $100.00.
Good money for 1/2 worth of work.
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