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Old 08-20-2006, 09:41 AM
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Old 08-20-2006, 10:09 AM
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May I ask....How do you balance a blade.

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Old 08-20-2006, 10:19 AM
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May I ask....How do you balance a blade.
you use a blade balancer.

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Old 08-20-2006, 10:21 AM
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Old 08-20-2006, 10:29 AM
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What they said but you could also stick a 3 inch nail in the side of your work bench hang the blade on there after sharpening if it leans to one side that side needs more sharpening not as accurate but it does work.
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Old 08-20-2006, 10:32 AM
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May I ask....How do you balance a blade.

I'm new, so Please don't laugh.
I run 21" s so this balancer for 3 bucks works just fine
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Old 08-20-2006, 11:05 AM
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The instant the blades are engaged ,grass clippings land on the blade and make the freshly balanced blade unbalanced , correct ?
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Old 08-20-2006, 11:15 AM
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I used too up until last year. Stopped doing it and I can't tell any difference nor any vibration, like someone said above I don't think it's a major issue on commercial machines, plus if a blade is really dinged up bad most LCO's just throw it out. I've used the little cone thing pictured above and it's not accurate, I've had blades with huge chunks taken out and the cone showed it to be perfectly balanced, and visa-versa. Same thing with the nail in the wall trick, probably a bit more accurate but not worth the time. Unless you want to spend $150+ will you be able to get an accurate balance.

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Old 08-20-2006, 11:34 AM
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The instant the blades are engaged ,grass clippings land on the blade and make the freshly balanced blade unbalanced , correct ?
If grass is STAYING on your blades when mower is engaed.......you need to get your mower checked out its very sick.

That may be 1 of the dumbest things ive ever heard.
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Old 08-20-2006, 11:41 AM
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If grass is STAYING on your blades when mower is engaed.......you need to get your mower checked out its very sick.

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