Dremel tool blade sharpening

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gml9, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. gml9

    gml9 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 109

    Not sure about the balancing of the blades but in the past I've used a Dremel tool(grinding wheel) to sharpen push mower blades that are extremely dull. I have the angled grinder now for the WB. Is there a recommended blade balancing tool? I just use a straight/level rod to see if the blade balances before re-installing. Thanks for the responses.
     
  2. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    dude--the dremel tool is not an effective way to sharpen mower blades.

    in your case, C-clamp or vise grip the blade down and get a large, coarse flat bastard file for sharpening.

    if you get into commercial cutting you'll have many blades to sharpen and need a better way to do it.

    GEO :)
     
  3. bunky

    bunky LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    I bought a Dremel Tool and Blade sharpening bit, I used it on my Garden tractor, It didn't seem to work real well the blades were too thick..... I too just use a File unless they are really bad then I have to use the angle grinder....
     
  4. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    oopps. I re-read your post. you got a WB so I assume you are commercial cutting.

    as for a balancer, I use the cone. if you can afford it a professional sharpener and balancer is preferred.

    GEO
     
  5. gml9

    gml9 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 109

    Normally I pay to have them sharpened but need to sharpen Toro SP frequently for residentials where the 52 will not fit. I don't have this equipment to mow just my lawn----and I have the angled grinder but use the Dremel for onsite sharpening if needed. I looked at an air impact tool today....will get this weekend for easy blade removal.
     

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