How Often to Sharpen Blades

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by echeandia, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I was wondering if you sharpen your blades on a regular schedule or only when they need sharpening. Which method it easier? I can't imagine having a lawn halfway done and having to stop to swap out for sharp blades.
     
  2. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I sharpen blades every morning with the right equipment it's not that big of a deal.
     
  3. salandscape

    salandscape LawnSite Member
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    Every 8 hours of mowing which to us means about every morning, sometimes a day and a half, would never stop what we're doing to change blades though.
     
  4. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
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    I usually do it @ the end of the mowing day.
     
  5. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Do you use one of those drill bit sharpeners with the nylon guide?
     
  6. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We have 4 blade sharpeners,2 magna matics 1 lesco and a bench grinder rigged up,in the morning i use a jungle jack to pick up the mowers and i take a cordless impact to pull the blades off,then i go to putting the edge on it don't take muck time the pitch is good on the blades,when i started out i did use what you are saying.
     
  7. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
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    thanks for the info
     
  8. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Every 8 hours of use is when I change them, if your mower doesn't have an hour meter on it get on installed it makes it easier on timing the maintenance
     
  9. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
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    We change them every other day or every third day. It's a waste of time to change them once a day in this area.
     
  10. Accu-cut Lawn Care

    Accu-cut Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What cordless impact are you using? I've been using my buddies dewalt; but it is expensive!:usflag:
     

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