How sharp do you sharpen your blades? Do you sharpen new blades? Please respond!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by KB, Feb 20, 2001.

  1. KB

    KB LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    I know about how often everyone sharpens, but how sharp does everyone sharpen your blades? Do you sharpen new blades? How sharp do you think it should be? How do you check balance? Looking for everyone's opinion on this important matter.
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    Below is a search of 20 threads on this subject. I have bumped the back of my hand on mine straight on and drew blood, so I put a good edge on them. I wear leather gloves when I change blades, if I remember. ;)

    I have a home made balancer made with 5/8"OD and 1/4"ID bearings. I put the blades on it and it seems very accurate. Yes, I sharpen new blades and balance them. I find at least 1 out of 3 new blades are not balanced corectly.

    Here is the search on sharpening.

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