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neary blade grinder

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by s and s mowing, Dec 8, 2004.

  1. s and s mowing

    s and s mowing LawnSite Member
    from ky
    Posts: 241

    anybody use these,or have any info about them?
  2. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    Never heard of them.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    Got 1 LESCO name on it with a metal stand got it at lesco paid 329 for the grinder stand was 179.
  4. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    Here is the one I got.

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  5. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 781

    Old or new one?

    Didn't even know they made one.
  6. LawnBoy89

    LawnBoy89 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 967

    Why are they worth so much? What do they do that a normal bench grinder cannot?
  7. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    [​IMG] It works good for me.
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    I have the smaller version from Lesco. It has a 1/2 hp motor on it. It works good for what I use it for, but my blades never get that bad. I run a real sharp blade bevel angle, so I am grinding alot of steel. I usually change this blade bevel and grind the bevel longer (about to the center of the blade) using a 4" sidegrinder first (initially). The only problem with the Neary, was that the bed is too small, and I would get a little bit of wobble out of the blade toward the end if I didn't hold it just right. I bolted a piece of 1/4' flat stock on it (about 10" x 3 or 4") with countersunk allen screws, and it works great - smooth all the way through.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    3 seasons old i love mine i,mine has a aluminum stand on top of the grinder to keep your blades at the right pitch with adjustment knobs.also i have a dust vac mounted also.lesco has 1 in the showroom.
  10. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 989

    Neary is a sister company of Foley United. Both companies specialize in computerized spin grinding equipment for reel mowers. High buck high tech machines.
    Their rotary blade grinders have developed from the older versions pictured in these posts to a 90 degree grinder. The new grinders are the model 440 and 450.
    I have a newer model 400, like the one pictured. For me and my maintenance standards, the model 400 performs well.
    The value for the price isn't objectionable-even the older units work well.

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