blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by toddol1971, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. toddol1971

    toddol1971 LawnSite Member
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    I'm not getting the info I want from searching. I want to know what blades last longer (stay sharp longer)? Marbain scag blades or fusion. I want them in high lift for my badboy 52". Where's a good source to get them at a good price. I can find fusions, but not the other. Thanks
     
  2. Choppin

    Choppin LawnSite Senior Member
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    Marbain
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  3. kawakx125

    kawakx125 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    in my experience they have similar wear properties. scag makes a higher lift blade than oregon does in the fusion though i think.
     
  4. toddol1971

    toddol1971 LawnSite Member
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    thanks for the replies. I had a feeling it was the marbain ones, but dont know for sure. Now, where do I get them for a good price?
     
  5. toddol1971

    toddol1971 LawnSite Member
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    I've done more searching and from what I find marbaine and fusions are both the same hardness. True or not, I dont know. I've been using fusions and I think they stay sharp ok, but I hit rocks here and there and it usually takes a chunk out. When you sharpen them 3 times there just about past the carbide coating. In my opinion they are then back to a regular blade. I think maybe the marbaines may be better if the whole blade is hardened to 50. Then no matter how much you sharpen your always cutting with a hardened edge. I dont know, just my thoughts. I've thought about g6's but I had the original gators and hated them. I also dont understand how they work after awhile cause the little finger sails get rounded off and dull. Cant cut clippings with dull steel. Maybe the finger sails just cause weird turbulence or something? What do youns think?
     
  6. kawakx125

    kawakx125 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i think if you are sharpening a blade 3 times and wearing it out you are doing something wrong. don't put a razors edge on them or you'll wind up dulling quicker and chipping easier. you'll ruin that edge in the first 10 seconds of cutting grass. the steel will ''roll over'' and it'll be dull. that said, hitting rocks is gonna damage any blade, and generally any hardened steel will chip easier than non hardened. once i sharpen my blades, i take a hand file and manually square up the edge a bit or make a quick pass or two with the flap wheel to dull it up slightly. you'll notice less chips this way as well
     
  7. RyanA97

    RyanA97 LawnSite Member
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    I'm going to say neither. Oregon G6 blades are a high lift with a tungsten coating that stay sharp longer than any other blade out there.
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  8. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
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  9. Choppin

    Choppin LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have been running Marbain... Just put G6s on both of my 3100 Ferris tonight.. I wi see which last longest... And which cuts the best..
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  10. toddol1971

    toddol1971 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks prostreet. I'm thinkiing the same thing. Choppin, I dont think I have that much time. LOL. Its taken me awhile to get back here so its the 9th now. Maybe you have some info on what you think between the 2. Let me know.
     

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