Mag,Neary or Wall Blade Grinder?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Deemo, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. Deemo

    Deemo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    I was wanting to get a few opinions on which of these blade grinders you guys prefer. If you have a Neary 440 model (which is the one im leaning towards) or the Wall BG 121 let me know what you think about them. I can get either one for about $450 but cant decide which one to get. I would consider the Mag 9000 if it is head and shoulders above the Neary and Wall. I will be using it on 48" and 60" mower blades mostly. Ive got a bunch of guys wanting me to sharpen for them if I get it so speed will be a concern.

    And NO I wont be buying the Mag 8000 $1000 dollar grinder so lets nip that in the bud now :)

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. westwind

    westwind LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 444

    The neary 440 has always been reliable for me. i sharpen 21, 48,52 and 60in. blades on mine. 10 years+, replaced the stone 3 times, works great!!!
     
  3. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,125

    I have been using the Neary for about 5 years. It takes awhile to sharpen a blade but does a good job.
     
  4. Blessed 1

    Blessed 1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 516

    I love my Mag 9000. 1 year old and it sure takes the work out of sharpening blades. Quick too!
     
  5. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,265

    i purchased the oregon grinder for $258 or so from travis. have not used it yet, but looking forward to....
     
  6. BobR

    BobR LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 714

    I like my Fireball Jr, it would be pushing your $450 up to $600 maybe a bit pricy but a nice machine all the same. Going on five years and no problems with it..

    BobR
     
  7. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    I have a neary and love it. I bought mine used off a friend for $250 with a new stone, dust collector, and dressing tool. Works great, beats a bench grinder.
     
  8. williamslawn

    williamslawn LawnSite Member
    from SC
    Posts: 202

    We paid for our Magna in the first year by sharpening old blades, those which we did not have time to sharpen, due to allot of rain in 2003. I only made one blade order in the beginning of the season. It is very fast and accurate. Learning curve is less than 2 hours. I would highly recommend the Magna. Quality of machine is also excellent.
     
  9. jim dailey

    jim dailey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 614

    I have the BG 121 grinder. 12 years old and not a single problem. Get a wheel dresser for it and you will be all set.
     

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