Benchgrinder-What wheel?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by T A, Jun 25, 2001.

  1. T A

    T A LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    A question for you guys using a benchgrinder to sharpen blades,what wheel do you use,course,med,fine?
  2. Esby

    Esby LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 662

    My grinder has both, course and fine on it. I use the course only if I need to take off alot, such as if I hit a rock and it dented it good. Otherwise its always the fine wheel.
  3. script

    script LawnSite Member
    Posts: 115

    I always use the fine wheel. I think the course might take too much off the blade.
  4. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    If you want the blade to last long, take off only whats necessary to get it sharp and balanced.

    You may have to make a quick run through the coarse wheel every now and then to get the big nick's and gouges out.

    Hope this helps!
  5. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
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  6. T A

    T A LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    Thanks guys,looks like it's a toss-up,i've been using only course but think i'll switch to fine.
  7. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    If you are in this business and plan to stay in it, buy a dedicated blade grinder. I just upgraded from a Fireball Jr. to a Fireball 300C this week. Brandlein Machine Co. I am not associated with them in any way, but Don Brandlein makes a superior product that works beyond your wildest dreams. Their prices are as good if not better than the "rest" and I had mine in 3 days! There is just no comparison from this to a bench grinder. YES, I have a bench grinder, but its purpose is to wire wheel clean the blade and de-bur the underside of the blade, thats it. Also invest in a QUALITY blade balancer. For these, go to they are almost too accurate!

    Happy sharpening!!

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