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Old 09-25-2011, 10:14 AM
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"... someone mentioned that you should sharpen and balance new blades...."

The blades on my new Grasshopper had a cutting edge 1/16" thick. I agree you don't want a knife-edge, but that looked way too dull so I checked. Turns out it was a protective covering for the edge. Went away after first use.
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:53 PM
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The edge that comes on the G6 is highly usable (once the protective coating wears away), but after a week of mowing with them, even though the edge still looked like new, I decided to sharpen them anyway to see if it made a difference in their performance. Believe me, it does! I didn't try to make them like a razor, but I did improve the edge significantly, and after that they really showed what they can do, especially in wet grass. The clippings are even finer now, and there's almost zero stragglers to be found anywhere. I can cut at even faster speeds on top of everything. The Fusion edge along the first couple inches of the blade really helps them hold their edge a lot longer, even on sandy soil type lawns.

We are starting to have leaves down on a few places every week now, and two passes pretty much makes them disappear. I'll report back once they really get to coming down.
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:35 PM
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The edge that comes on the G6 is highly usable (once the protective coating wears away), but after a week of mowing with them, even though the edge still looked like new, I decided to sharpen them anyway to see if it made a difference in their performance. Believe me, it does! I didn't try to make them like a razor, but I did improve the edge significantly, and after that they really showed what they can do, especially in wet grass. The clippings are even finer now, and there's almost zero stragglers to be found anywhere. I can cut at even faster speeds on top of everything. The Fusion edge along the first couple inches of the blade really helps them hold their edge a lot longer, even on sandy soil type lawns.

We are starting to have leaves down on a few places every week now, and two passes pretty much makes them disappear. I'll report back once they really get to coming down.
Ridin' Green I'm like you, interested in how they perform on dry leaves. I'm thinkin' they'll do a good job (judging from what I've seen so far).
Stan
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Old 09-25-2011, 03:35 PM
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im looking to get a set of G6 for my dixie

does anyone know where to get them in Indianapolis? i would order them but i would like to try them out this week
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Old 09-25-2011, 03:39 PM
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does anyone know where to get them in Indianapolis? i would order them but i would like to try them out this week
Here is a link to Oregon dealers in your area, and within a 20 mile radius of Indy-
http://hosted.where2getit.com/blount...y=US&search=Go

If you want to go farther out, just punch in the parameters of your search in the box at the bottom of this page

http://www.oregonchain.com/pro/dealer_locator.htm

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Old 09-25-2011, 03:43 PM
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does anyone know where to get them in Indianapolis? i would order them but i would like to try them out this week
Go to the Oregon website and click on "where to buy". There are ten listings less than 20 miles from you.

http://www.oregonchain.com/pro/products/oep/G6.htm
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:51 PM
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im looking to get a set of G6 for my dixie

does anyone know where to get them in Indianapolis? i would order them but i would like to try them out this week
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:38 PM
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does anyone know where to get them in Indianapolis? i would order them but i would like to try them out this week


Did you not read the replies we made above? Those are dealers in your area, and at least one of them should have what you need in stock.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:00 PM
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Did you not read the replies we made above? Those are dealers in your area, and at least one of them should have what you need in stock.
sorry computer froze and i hit submit reply again on accident
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:40 PM
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sorry computer froze and i hit submit reply again on accident
I sorta figured, but wasn't sure. Mine's been doing the same thing a lot lately. Prolly gettin' ready to go.
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