A cheap blade sharping system?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Willofalltrades, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. Willofalltrades

    Willofalltrades LawnSite Bronze Member
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  2. Willofalltrades

    Willofalltrades LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. grassnazi1

    grassnazi1 LawnSite Member
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    just saw this myself and would love to hear a little user feedback on it from anyone! Might just have to bite the bullet and be the first to blow 70 bucks!
     
  4. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    $70 for a piece of sheet metal and a adjustable guide is hardly what I would call cheap. You still need to buy a grinder anyway. Save your $70 and put it towards a blade grinder.
     
  5. Willofalltrades

    Willofalltrades LawnSite Bronze Member
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    $70 for this fabricated bracket and $110 for a 2 hp bench grinder. Thats a $180 blade sharpener. Compared to the $300 one at www.northerntool.com

    In my thread "true cost to own my LCO" It was stated that I should sharpen my own blades to save money... Well here I can do it for cheap and It has to be a better job than a angle grinder. Were only talken 10-20 blades a week so i don't know If I can really justify an expensive one.
     
  6. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I've been using my bench grinder without a guide ever since I started and it works fine for me.
     
  7. 2menandamower

    2menandamower LawnSite Member
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    Me too Lawnpro!!!!!!!
     
  8. Willofalltrades

    Willofalltrades LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Just hold it on a angle, Is there some kind of guide? Blades razer sharp? How well does it stack up to a angle grinder.

    Also, would you say the Lower the RPM of the bench grinder the better? I saw a 2hp bench grinder running at like 1750 (?) rpm I believe. A 1/2 hp bench grinder was running 3500 (?) rpm and up. Thats a big difference.
     
  9. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Bigger motors don't need to turn as many rpms cause you run larger cutting wheels.
     
  10. Willofalltrades

    Willofalltrades LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yea, but does this translate to a lower temp on the blades surface because of less friction (which makes the blade stronger and more resistent to dull?). With a dad in tool and die I should know this stuff but he's sleeping, guess I'll ask you people.
     

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