sand blasting blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bingham Brothers, May 1, 2008.

  1. Bingham Brothers

    Bingham Brothers LawnSite Member
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    does anyone use a sandblasting cabinet to speed up the process of cleaning and sharpening blades. I have been using a wire wheel on the grinder but I am looking for a quicker way. The blades on the larger mowers seem to get a lot of build up.
     
  2. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
    Posts: 1,021

    Soak them in water and the buildup will come off with a small scrub brush very easy.
     
  3. cajuncutter

    cajuncutter LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am just curious, build up of what? My blades are as slick ass a baby's (__l__) when I pull them off my mower. What in gods name do you cut that sticks to a blade rotating over 18000+ rpms?
     
  4. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
    Posts: 1,021

    When the grass is moist or wet then it can build up on the blades, when it drys it is very hard to get off.
     
  5. Juan_Deere

    Juan_Deere LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just leave it there. It isn't affecting anything.
     
  6. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
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    :confused: Never any build up on any of our blades and we cut some nasty thick wet crap every morning. Just got home and sharpened the blades. Rained on us while we were working for about an hour. No build up on the blades at all.
     
  7. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
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  8. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
    Posts: 1,021

    If you dont sharpen as often, you will get the buildup. I never have a problem but I see a lot of people that do.
     

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