I recently purchased the Toro 40" Hydro and I am having trouble finding a 14" Mulching blade with a 5/8" hole and was wondering if the Atomic blades would get me until Gators were available. I have heard that the Atomic blades didn't cut as well, but I would think they would have to work better then the standard lift Toro blades that came stock on my machine. I am trying to minimize my blowing time trying to push the grass clippings into the lawn. If the Atomic blades are not worth the metal they are made of let me know. I am also interested in hearing opinions on running 2 sets of standard blades if the Atomic blades are junk. Will this place too much load on the spindles and cause them to fail quickly. The closest match for Gators I have found was a John Deere blade at 14" but it had an 11/16" hole. Without having a machine shop increase diameter of hole and make a bushing...I don't have many options as the mower is simply too new.