Best Blade Sharpener

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by jhakarter, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I use to think that for a lot years till I bought mine and 2 passes and they are done and keeps same angle My blades last longer now vs hand grinder
    I can sharpen a blade in same amount time takes a person to lock a blade in the vise
     
  2. winchester83

    winchester83 LawnSite Member
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    We have three grinders in the shop now. The standard Oregon stone wheel grinder, a Magna matic & a Burr King 760. Without a doubt the Burr King is the only way to go. It's fairly expensive, in the $3000 ball park, but man it's sweet. I'd personally start out with a 4.5" angle grinder with a flap wheel and save my dollars until I can get a Burr King. Check out the Burr King channel on YouTube, they are awesome plus they are an American company with American built machines.
     
  3. joemower

    joemower LawnSite Member
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    I second the But King! I've been using one for a few seasons now and wish I had bought one 30 years ago. Way faster and easier than any beach grinder we've ever used. Works well for other metal fab work too.
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  4. appalachianoutdoors

    appalachianoutdoors LawnSite Senior Member
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    My vote is for Magna Matic. I start by slightly flattening the edge with a bench grinder to cut down so the knicks are removed, then I side grind it to be my basic angle back in the blade, and then finish it off on my Magna Matic sharpener and balancer. I am not sharpening a ton of blades a week, so I can afford the time and effort for this process. :usflag:
     
  5. DreamingGreen

    DreamingGreen LawnSite Member
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  6. bigmower1

    bigmower1 LawnSite Member
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    I use a 10 inch grinding wheel 36 grit, for many years, and it is perfect, and I have sharpened a thousand blades or more, with no problems.
     

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