Blancing mower blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bridges, Nov 18, 2001.

  1. bridges

    bridges LawnSite Member
    from RI
    Posts: 196

    What do guys use to balnce your mower blades?

    I use to use those little $2.00 plastic balancers. Every time i used that, all the baldes came out balanced.

    Now i tried the magna-matic balancer. Man this thing is real nice. Looks better in person than on the website.

    So i checked my blades and they were way out of balance. I can't see how you can balance blades with the $2.00 plastic balancer.

    What are you guys using?
  2. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    looks like a great investment........

    but if you can't afford it, the plastic balancer has to be better than nothing, right?

    Have you tried using the MM and then putting it on the plastic one and vice versa?
  3. bridges

    bridges LawnSite Member
    from RI
    Posts: 196

    i used both the plastic showed balance when the other show it was out of balance.
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    What I like about the Magna Matic is it will also check blades for being bent.
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    Right now, I'm just using one of those stell cone shaped things. I would love to have the Magnamatic, but I just can't justify it right now. Oh well, maybe if I'm good,.....Santa Claus, are you listening?:rolleyes:
  6. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 932

    they have one on auction at ebay for cheap!!
    $99 + $25 s/h save over $50

    Magna-matic auction

  7. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,144

    Im with Mike! I also use a 2 dollar metal conical one! Does me fine!
  8. keifer

    keifer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 320

    I also have a metal cone by briggs but a good stright nail in the shop wall will work just as good.
  9. Mine is a pair of small bearings. Price $ 0.00, got them off a scrapped out optical lense of some type, they work until I can get the Magna Matic.

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