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Old 07-08-2009, 12:14 AM
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Mulching blades

I have a walk behind mower that is set up to mulch. Lately it seems like the mulching is not happening. I figure after a year it was time to sharpen the blade. I sharpened the obvious part of the blade that needed to be sharpened.

My question, is there a secondary part on the blade that needs to be sharpened? The grass that is being put back on the lawn is no shorter than it would be if I discharged it out the side. It used to work better.

I should add it was a 3 in 1 mower. I did not add a kit to it or anything like that.
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:13 PM
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after a year you are definitely over dur for a sharpening
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:51 PM
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after a year you are definitely over dur for a sharpening
Yeah, I sharpened it, I was just wondering if there was a second place they get sharpened.
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Old 07-10-2009, 06:41 AM
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Mulching blades don't work that good on just grass,they are more for the fall with the leaves on the ground.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:44 PM
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I just got a funny new blade for my 21" Craftsman 3-n-1 high wheel push mower (sales guy called it a Gator Blade, looks just like one or the arnold just cheaper to buy than both) and it is fantastic. Due to some things like required travel and weather I even mowed late and with the grass damp in areas (fixing some spots). The darn thing went right through everything and very very few clippings hit the sidewalk (very unusual as the original blade dumped all kinds of stuff there) and the one that made it there were TINY. Heck even the deck even started cleaning itself up under there.

Nope can't have mine I am keeping it!!!
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:18 PM
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Just sharpen the edges you would on a regular blade.
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