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Old 03-17-2013, 10:27 AM
jschultznorth jschultznorth is offline
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blades

We use the oregon as well with the cheapo plastic balancers. Really I don't mind just using a grinder and vise myself though.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:51 PM
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I wash my mowers every time I get caught in the rain. I sharpen the blades every 2-3 weeks.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:31 PM
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i washed mine when i first bought it and maybe 1 time in 2 years. i do blow it off after i cut every yard. i wipe it off with a rag and water or cleaning product every now and then to keep it looking clean.

i sharpen blades once every 2 weeks.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:30 AM
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I will keep saying it over and over it is dumb to wash a machine that is not water proof in many places Blow it off and leave it.
It took a few years for me to learn what you speak of but I'm on your side, there's absolutely no sense in it.

As for sharpening blades, not including 21's, every time a mower needs fuel I do maintenance, among other things this includes sharpening the blades.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:25 AM
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sharpen daily in the spring, every other day when it slows down. Wash real good every winter and a few times in between when I get a chance.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:42 PM
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I wash mine only when needed. I blow dust off of everything with compressed air daily, including the air filter, very important to me. I sharpen my blades once or twice a week. after 5 sharpenings, I pull out a new set.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:04 PM
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Wash it right before I sell it.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:00 PM
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Yes! Now we're talkin. > ""Wash it right before I sell it""
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:44 PM
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Both weekly, over 1500hrs currently on one mower thats been washed from day 1 and no problems. Power washing them is bad, my 2 cents!
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:43 AM
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Couple times a season, and blades every other day depending on use. Does anyone coat the pre-filter with oil? some manuals say to do this, but I dunno, seems like it would plug up even faster.
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