Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Snokat, May 31, 2008.

  1. Snokat

    Snokat LawnSite Member
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    How often should I sharpen my blades? I am cutting 18 residential yards a week. Thanks
  2. hockeypro1411

    hockeypro1411 LawnSite Senior Member
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    How many times are you gonna post this? I am reading this twice a day. Thanks

    but no seriously just keep them sharp and replace them when sharpening is no longer an option. you shoould always have spare blades anyway
  3. Snokat

    Snokat LawnSite Member
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    I do have an extra set. I am changing them out every two weeks.
  4. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
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    every day, dull blades rip the turff, and stresses out the grasses.

    very bad in drout areas, and it leaves the top of the lawn looking yellow in a few days
  5. DaughtryLC

    DaughtryLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you are very busy as I am and dont have alot of time, keep a sharp set and when you replace them sparpen the dull set in your spare time. Of couse before you would need them again.

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Every day,keep em sharp:dancing:
  7. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
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    You should be fine sharpening once per week. We would mow your entire schedule in one day.
    Good luck this season.
  8. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
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    If only 18 yards a week I would sharpen them once a week.
  9. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
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  10. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    When they get dull ! Everyone's circumstance is different, different grasses, soils, etc. I change mine out daily on my main machines, but lesser used machines every 2-3 days (I check them to ensure they are still sharp before they get loaded for the day) More importantly is how you sharpen them and what kind of edge you put on them.

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