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blade sharpening

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DBL, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,219

    I was just wondering how often you guys sharpen your blades i do it every once in a while when i have time not religously like many of you guys so i was just wondering a time to do it???
  2. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,793

    every day . I change blades every day iv got 20 sets to swap out

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    90 percent of the time every morning,11 blades here.
  4. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,219

    you guys....thats a big eye opener to me
  5. fcl01

    fcl01 LawnSite Member
    from OHIO
    Posts: 249

    i dont mow much so blades last me a long time.
    i usually say 15 hrs on the machine between sharpenings.
    i know guys that put those hours in a day and a half, i go a couple weeks.
    and of course that depends on terrain, grass quality, operator, ect. ect. :)
  6. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 841

    After every 8 hours of mowing.
  7. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Posts: 0

    All blades get pulled off and sharpened weekly but during the real wet times of the year I will sharpen blades twice a week.
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    I got somewhere around 24 blades (stocked up some this year after reading the forum) but one mower uses 3 sets, the other uses 4, and the last set is useless gator blades... The idea WAS to only have to sharpen them once / week but the older blades are worn (due to sharpening) beyond manufacturer specs so I only run them on the older machine as it has lower rpm's, the newer machine only runs the newer blades.

    Far as sharpening, again I sharpen several sets at a time then I swap worn for fresh. Swap them end of day IF 4 yards or more that day, so every day or every 4 yards, whichever comes last.
  9. Likestomow

    Likestomow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 997

    I change blades during the day if I hit something and one or more blades become blunt. It would be impractical to go back to the shop or wait until the end of the day. Gotta take it as it comes....
  10. tslawncarellc

    tslawncarellc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    We usually sharpen blades on a daily basis- sometimes we can go every other day. It just depends on who is running that mower on the previous day. :D

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