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Old 04-12-2011, 06:02 PM
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What blades do you prefer?....and WHY?

I currently use Wright high lift blades (stock) on my mowers. I am not very happy about how fast they wear. It seems that they are dull the day after I sharpen them. I just wanted to hear some insight on which blades wear/perform the best? Thanks
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:36 PM
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did you try picking up the sticks and twigs before you mow the yard?
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:48 PM
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Try some Fusion blades. Seem to keep an edge a bit longer for me.

What are you using to sharpen your blades? IMO, if the beveled angle is off (to sharp) you will loose the edge faster. I personally dont try for that razor edge but leave like a .05mm blunt edge.
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:57 PM
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mick is right, the angle needs to be correct like the factory edge. we learned over the years and it does make a dif. plus, those stock thin blades are weak. get fusion or the thicker blades. also, we sharpen blades every day as they ARE dull after one day with us. mow a lot of lawns. every 8-10 hrs sharp blades
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Old 04-13-2011, 10:13 AM
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Try some Fusion blades. Seem to keep an edge a bit longer for me.

What are you using to sharpen your blades? IMO, if the beveled angle is off (to sharp) you will loose the edge faster. I personally dont try for that razor edge but leave like a .05mm blunt edge.
That is the key. We sharpen blades very sharp and then dull them back a bit with a file. Razor sharp will fold over when hitting the smallest objects.
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