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do you sharpen edger blades?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Clint, Mar 3, 2003.

  1. Clint

    Clint LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 97

    well... do ya?

    thanks guys
  2. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,940

    They wear/sharpen all by themselves! ;)

    I really wish there were "harder" blades available. They seem to wear too quick sometimes.

    I'm lucky if I get a week out of an edger blade, I'm sure not going to manually wear (sharpen) them down on a grinder!
  3. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,213

    I sharpen the 8 pointed star blade, sometimes, depending on where I am using it. Never the regular straight blade.

  4. Mid Rivers

    Mid Rivers LawnSite Member
    Posts: 209

    sharpens itself
  5. Husker1982

    Husker1982 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 478

    Hey was wondering does anyone use double blades on a stick edger? I don't mean with a holder just put two blades together and tighten down. If so how does it work and have you noticed a lose of power of any damaging effects?
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    It seems to me that this WOULD put enough extra drag on the stickedger that it could possibly create some premature and excess wear on the clutches and so forth. I really couldn't see any reason for this, except widening the gap, and these same results cn be achieved by simply holding the edger out at an angle more.
  7. Mid Rivers

    Mid Rivers LawnSite Member
    Posts: 209

    Never tried it, but mine wouldn't like it much. Why would you want to do this?
  8. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,144

    Double edger blades would make the edge very wide and unattractive.
  9. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,940

    Not to mention a bigger breeding ground for crabgrass to form!

    Thinner is better when it comes to edges!
  10. Husker1982

    Husker1982 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 478

    Sorry guys i disagree I like the wider edge lasts longer and to me looks better. I don't think that the crabgrass is an issue at all.

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