pics of our new blade grinding station

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grassman177, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    here it is, just finished putting it all together and setting it up.

    it is a magna matic 9000 with full stand, balancer, vacuum attatchement and light. the total shabang.

    we plugged the light, magna and vac all into an industrial power strip and now it is a one switch operation to turn it all on.

    we built the shelves to house our blades and the vacuum is a wall mounted unit mounted in there for out of the way.

    each mower type has its own cubby hole for the blades and it is labeled for ease of finding what you need etc.

    this is one very smooth machine to operate too, used it for the first time today.

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  2. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Very nice set up.... and I know where there are a few NEW machines that are going to need their blades sharpened!!!
     
  3. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    yup, did one of them today, took forever though as new blades always do with the less than butterknife edges they come with
     
  4. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
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    just gave you more time to play with the new machine! :clapping:
     
  5. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    yup, make sure to wear thick leather gloves too as them there blades get really hot having to grind new edges in the new blades.
     
  6. 290

    290 LawnSite Member
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    Nice setup. You might have to replace that plastic vac hose with some alumiflex from home depot after a few weeks of sharpening.
     
  7. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    i was wondering about that, but i think the metal may cool down enough going thru the 90 of the sheild before getting into the plastic. i plan on keeping an eye on it, but have not heard any complaints about that and it is made for that in mind of using a regular shop vac.

    good thoughts 290
     
  8. SouthSide Cutter

    SouthSide Cutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Maybe my eyes are not seeing it right but it looks like to me you can only sharpen one side of the blade. Looks like it needs turned 90 degrees.
     
  9. SouthSide Cutter

    SouthSide Cutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Man what a dope had to go det a blade to figure it out!!!!!!
     
  10. ColvinsPS

    ColvinsPS LawnSite Member
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    That's a sweet setup right there! How much of that was a kit? Did you fab the shelves?
     

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