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Blade Sharpening

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mes37fan, May 9, 2006.

  1. mes37fan

    mes37fan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    Can anyone give any feedback regarding using a Dremel tool with a lawn blade attachment to sharpen blades? :usflag:
  2. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    I do it, i comes out fine, just do it more often than with a regular sharpener.
  3. 29 Palms Property Management

    29 Palms Property Management LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 347

    I did it for awhile. It does come out pretty good. But I finally went and got a bench grinding wheel. Much faster and the edge seems to keep a bit longer then when done with a Dremel.
  4. LandscapeMasterpieceGA

    LandscapeMasterpieceGA LawnSite Member
    Posts: 109

    why waste your time when a grinding wheel is cheap enough....the dremel just doesn't pack enough juice in it to use as often as we have to sharpen our blades.
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,190

    A 4" angle grinder with sandpaper is the easiest and fastest....you can also do the complicated mulch blades.
  6. Freddy_Kruger

    Freddy_Kruger LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,064

    I bought a bench grinder and i just mangle my blades, it (or me) really does an awful job, though it is sharp. I now bought a grinding wheel you put an a power drill I haven't used it yet and I'm already thinking of the angle grinder idea.
  7. mes37fan

    mes37fan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    Thanks everyone for the advice. I believe I'm going to use the angle grinder.
  8. DynaMow

    DynaMow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 570

    Please explain this procedure to me. Do they make a sandpaper disc? Do you just place sandpaper on grinding disc? Is the use of sandpaper a seperate attachment? Is it velcro or adhesive backed?
  9. Freddy_Kruger

    Freddy_Kruger LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,064

    I bought a brand new atomic blade and it wasn't even that sharp.
  10. B2E

    B2E LawnSite Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 18

    No on the grinding disc and sand paper, or Velcro! These mount in a 4" angle grinder, they are a layered sanding disc. They come in various grits just like sheet paper. You can get these at Lowe's and other home improvement or hardware stores. You can also get them at your local welding supply shop. They work terrific on welds or just finishing metal, I have not tried them on a blade, but I have no doubt they would be far superior to a hard wheel. They will conform to the surface being worked much better.

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