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oregon blade sharpener...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 04TurfT, Jun 24, 2006.

  1. 04TurfT

    04TurfT LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 255

    I just recently got a oregon blade sharpener, this thing is awesome. I love it, it will get a blade very sharp... So far I love it, how do yall like them if you got one?
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    I bought their largest one the beginning of this year. Don't remember the model, but it's 1.5 hp with a 12 inch wheel. Needless to sa, it does quite the job in very little time...I'm pleased. :clapping:
  3. nmez21

    nmez21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 713

    Right now I use a 1 hp. benchgrinder- works really well usually. Is there much of an advantage to have a grinder that is setup for sharpening blades?
  4. 04TurfT

    04TurfT LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 255

    it's nice being able to just feed the blades in there and not worry about getting the angle right, and I think it is a lot quicker... You can set the angle of the wheel to whatever you want it at. That's mainly why I like it
  5. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Posts: 1,237

    So where is the best deal on them?

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,223

    i just got one as well, and i used to use the norml hand grinder, and trust me its night and day, i actually dont mind sharpening blades now.
  7. hillndale

    hillndale LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 214

  8. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

  9. Larry Davis

    Larry Davis LawnSite Member
    Posts: 116

    Two questions please ..........

    1. How much did the big Oregon cost you?

    2. I have a 72" Woods Brush Hog that I will soon have to sharpen the blades for the first time. Obviously, this thing weighs a bunch! The owner's manual does not tell me how to safely remove and reinstall the blades. Can you give me some pointers on how this should be done?

    Thanks ..........
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Larry, I seem to recall the basic unit was around $700. With the grit collector (which is pretty big), the adapter for mulching blades, and shipping, it came to a little over 800 bucks.

    You're going to need an impact (air) gun to take those brush hog blades off safely the first time...that or a long breaker bar, a heavy duty 6-point socket, and a couple of 6x6 inch blocks of wood (18" in length) or so. I am assuming you have 2 blades under your deck. If you have access to an impact gun, you won't need to chock the other blade as you take one off. If not you will.

    Last point. Remember to use something other than the hydraulics to keep the deck up in the air. If that deck comes down on you, you'll be taking the big dirt nap for sure. Good luck too btw.

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