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Blade sharpener??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GOFlick, Apr 20, 2002.

  1. GOFlick

    GOFlick LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    I'm looking to purchase a blade sharpener and was looking for some help. I don't really want to spend more than $600. Then only real requirement that I have is I need to be able to sharpen Gator mulching blades. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

  2. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,940


    Those requirements open you up to just about ANY blade sharpener. Actually some pretty nice powerful ones. They will ALL sharpen Gator blades!

    Check out Brandlien Machines Fireball 300-C. Blows the doors off just about any other grinder!
  3. GOFlick

    GOFlick LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    Any suggetions as to where to purchase one? I played around on the internet but couldn't find much.
  4. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,940


    I feel that these are the best sharpeners out there. Others will do the same thing, but the build quality, and Design are second to none. Give them (Don Brandlein) a call. If he's not there, leave a message, and you WILL get a prompt reply call back.
  5. karl klein

    karl klein LawnSite Member
    Posts: 78

    i prefer a 4 1/2 angle grinder and it only cost 90.00 bucks works fine
  6. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,940

    But, there is no comparison to a Professional Blade Grinder, and a hand grinder sharpening job. I don't care HOW steady or how good your hand is, the angle grinder will not perform with the consistancy of a Professional Blade Grinder.

    A hand grinder will sharpen the blade, sometimes even quicker, but in no way is it a "repeatable" finish that cuts grass the best.

    I use my angle grinder to lengthen the cutting edge prior to finishing it off on the Fireball.

    The only other tool that may come close to a Professional Blade Grinder would be a "BIG" belt sander with some sort of "blade holder" to ensure repeated angle consistancy.
  7. karl klein

    karl klein LawnSite Member
    Posts: 78

    you might be right but i cant justify the cost i feel that if you take your time it works just fine
  8. Russo

    Russo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 287

    Don't know the website, but we got a killer one from GRAINGER. They have a giant catolog so I'm gonna assume that you can find what you need in your neck of the woods. Around $400.
  9. 2 man crew

    2 man crew LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 403

    I bought a Rbg 3410-C from Mow More. It's all you will need $499.
  10. GOFlick

    GOFlick LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    What should I expect to pay for the Fireball, it looks exactly like what I'm looking for? Do you have the 300 or the 300C?

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