Well I read about all the hype about these gator blades, and decided to try them myself. My mower was only 1 season old, so I decided to chunk the blade and put the gator blade on, only after searching high and low for one to fit my application.. Well after mowing several times this season with it, I'm finished!!! When trying to mulch, the grass clippings aren't nearly as mulched as they were with my regular factory blade. The gator blade is leaving the clippings approx 2 inches long, sometimes longer, like the blade is not creating enough lift. Also when bagging, with every pass of the mower, a small strip of grass clippings is left along the sides of the mower, still 2 inches in length or so... I cut today for the last time with it and I'm chunking this piece of poo in the garbage!!