Mower Blade Sharpening

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by lawnstriper23, Jun 12, 2006.

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After how many cuts do you sharpen your mower blade?

  1. 2 Cuts

    5.6%
  2. 4 Cuts

    22.2%
  3. 6 Cuts

    19.4%
  4. 8 Cuts

    44.4%
  5. Didn't know I needed to sharpen the mower blade!!

    8.3%
  1. lawnstriper23

    lawnstriper23 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 324

    After how many cuts do you get your mower blade sharpened?

    2 cuts
    4 cuts
    6 cuts
    8 cuts
    Never
     
  2. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,289

    Every 8 hours of use
     
  3. rodneyskip

    rodneyskip LawnSite Member
    from KY
    Posts: 196


    That is a better measure. I read once that Rutgers did a study finding that blades stayed sharp for about 4 hours of use. But of course I have not been able to find this study for myself.

    Other factors include height of grass, mulching, bagging, and side discharge.
     
  4. GripB

    GripB LawnSite Member
    Posts: 215

    I have mine sharpened/balanced every 15 hours of use.
     
  5. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,124

    At the end of the week, all blades get sharpened.


    kc
     
  6. lawnstriper23

    lawnstriper23 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 324

    I guess the 9 of us are the only ones that sharpen our blades. Come on, if your going to look at the poll why not vote. The blade sharpening police aren't going to show up at your house if you vote........
     
  7. MikeA

    MikeA LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 58

    I am only a homewoner but this year I decided to do it about once a month. I went to HD and picked up a mower blade stone for my drill to get out the big dings and a file for the rest
     
  8. fishinpa

    fishinpa LawnSite Senior Member
    from SE PA
    Posts: 293

    I vote 4 cuts which is about 4 to 8 hrs depending on wether I cut any of the neighbors or not.

    The post mentioing "Why not chime in as long as your reading this" is the one that sucked me in. Good call "lawnstriper23".
     
  9. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    Every morning, sometimes we shag but never in spring grasses.
     
  10. Pittsburgh Panther

    Pittsburgh Panther LawnSite Member
    from N.W. Pa
    Posts: 94

    the X calibur mulch blades seem to hold up the best for me.
     

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