Blades which do you use?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JJOHN22042, Jul 19, 2002.

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Which Blades do you use?

  1. OEM

    9 vote(s)
    45.0%
  2. Aftermarket

    11 vote(s)
    55.0%
  1. JJOHN22042

    JJOHN22042 LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Posts: 159

    Which Blades does every one use. Do you use aftermarket or OEM Blades?
     
  2. Hawkeye5

    Hawkeye5 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 295

    Gators.
     
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    You needed a 3rd option. BOTH. I mix and match the blades according to cutting conditions. In the spring I use 2 OEMs and a Gator Magnum on the discharge. During tmes of drought and slow growth I use 3 Gator Magnums. In the fall I use double Gator Magnums for leaf mulching. Just like there is no one mower that will do for cutting all lawns there is no one blade for all conditions. That's why there are so many blade types available.
     
  4. JJOHN22042

    JJOHN22042 LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Posts: 159

    Asking if you use OEM or Aftermarket Blades. Just Paid $74.00 for Three Scag OEM Blades. I thought that was very high and wanted to see how many people use Aftermarket Blades.
     
  5. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 824

    WOW. $74, that is robbery. Were they some special blade or something?. I use OEM all year except the fall when I use Gator blades.
     
  6. Both
     
  7. SLS

    SLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mars
    Posts: 1,540

    $24 per blade? Whoa! Talk about 'precious metals'! Did they come from a jewlery store? ;)

    In answer to your poll, I use BOTH.... aftermarket and OEM.
     
  8. thfireman

    thfireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 541

    I prefer OEM because the quality seems better. Thicker blades better hold on edge. IMO:rolleyes:
     
  9. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Both.

    MATT
     
  10. JJOHN22042

    JJOHN22042 LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Posts: 159

    I felt that Price was High the Blades were Scag OEM High Lift Blades for a 48'' Scag. I love the High Lift but it hurts in the Wallet to pay that type of money for them.


    What would be a good Price for the Scag OEM High Lift Blades?
     

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