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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowerboy04, Jul 19, 2004.
how often should i sharpen my blades if i cut 10-20 lawns a week?
once a week is about all you should need. though it would depend on the size of the yards.
I have 15 accounts and I sharpen my blades every other week. although I'm thinking about going to sharpening them every week.
btw the lawns I do are about 6000 to 7000 sqft.
I have 23 accounts and I change blades every other day at least. QUite a few of my properties are over an acre though.
Once a week if the properties are not too large.
i sharpen my blades every 8-10 hours of cutting. more often if i make sweet lovin' to a tree root or the occassional rock or scalp
lmao "sweet lovin" to a tree root...
Go by the hour. If you are mowing 3, 8 hour days then figure your actual mowing time is roughly 10 hours. I like to change mine every 8-10 hours. This means I have to change every 2-3 days. I will go longer If I have some crappy grass to cut and it doesn't matter much on the cut. I always keep extra blades in my truck for that misfortune of hitting a stray rock or as mentioned before scalp or tree root. This is where you have to figure out for yourself. You can mow faster with a nicer cut when the blades are sharp. so figure out the time when your blades are actually costing you time and quality and then change them.
I start with razor sharp blades every morning. By the end of the day (sometimes sooner) they are dull enough for a change. Your customers and your equipment deserve razor sharp blades
Most blade grinders say that you should sharpen them
every eight hours.