Mower Blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bibblawnservice, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. bibblawnservice

    bibblawnservice LawnSite Member
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    Hi, I always have to sharpen my blades every two days. Has anyone found a better blade that lasts longer? I am willing to spend more money on a blade but can't find a blade that holds its edge.

    Thanks,
    Alex
    Bibb Lawn Service
     
  2. bibblawnservice

    bibblawnservice LawnSite Member
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    Maybe there is a better material blades could be made out of.
     
  3. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you find the magic blade that can spin at those rps while getting sandblasted and still hold an edge let us all know.
     
  4. kaferhaus

    kaferhaus LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Have you tried Oregon blades? We get the best service out of them. But to give your customer the best cut even they need sharpening every 10hrs or so...

    The chinese made blades are crap, the cutting edges are not hardened or tempered properly.... tried to save some money a couple years ago and ended up throwing them all away. They dulled after 4-5 yards and would start ripping the grass.

    What works best for us when sharpening is not making a knife blade edge. keep the edge squared off a bit, if you sharpen them too much you lose the edge much quicker. That's a common mistake, you don't need a knife blade edge to cut grass, just not a rounded one.
     
  5. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
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    Fusion blades by Oregon
     
  6. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    make sure the blades you are buying are thich enough. Thin blades are cheaper but they dull quicker
     
  7. olde_blue

    olde_blue LawnSite Senior Member
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    Also: don't run gator or mulching type blades if you hate to sharpen. Regular blades can stay sharp about twice as long, since they don't recirculate and cut the grass as many times.
     
  8. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
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    Oregon or Expressmowerparts brands both hold up very good for me
     

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