How many sharpenings do you get out of a set of blades?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, May 27, 2008.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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  2. WHIPPLE5.7

    WHIPPLE5.7 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Quite a few. I've never really counted though. I use a 4 and 1/2 inch handheld grinder with a 120 grit disc instead of the regular grinding wheel. With the finer grit I keep the temp. low and the amount of metal taken off down to a minimum. I can easily take only the needed amount to put a nice edge on. I'm guessing about a whole season on one blade(s) per machine.
     
  3. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
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    i havnt counted either but i get a lot
     
  4. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
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    WOW surprising results...

    I must be doing something wrong, I'm getting 4 to 5

    a set of baldes last me about 2 weeks....

    Now granted I will cut about 15 to 20 acers a week
     
  5. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
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    who sharpens blades? my customers dont give a crap what their lawns look like. :laugh:
     
  6. jsaunders

    jsaunders LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How many licks to the center of a tootsie pop?:rolleyes:
     
  7. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    a sharpening lasts you 2 weeks right? not the blades!?
     
  8. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
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    No the blades last about 2 weeks.....

    I sharpen every day.

    If I dont I get Very poor results.

    again, Were cutting about 10 to 15 acers a week
     
  9. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
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    is it 10 to 15 or 15 to 20? make up your mind. :waving:
     
  10. jsaunders

    jsaunders LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Are you cutting grass or rocks?
    It sounds like you are taking to much off your blade edge when sharpening.
    I change blades everyday as well- but only 2 weeks and the blades are junk is crazy. You must have sandy, sandy soil.
     

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