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Sharp Blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TLS, Jun 20, 2003.

  1. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    Courtesy of the Brandlein Machine Fireball 300-C


    blade sharpener.jpg
  2. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    Top is a 48" SCAG MarBane solid foil.

    Middle is an eXmark Excalibur Notched foil for a 60" Lazer.

    Bottom is an eXmark Excalibur Solid foil for a 60" Lazer.

    Can anyone do this with a hand angle grinder or a b@stard hand file?? :p

    sharp blades.jpg
  3. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    Once the rain stops, I'll be ready to cut. Got 5 sets all sharpened up today!

  4. fatboy5803

    fatboy5803 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 330

    Nice looking edges! I couldn't't do that with a angle grinder or ******* file.. But! I can do it with my Mag - 8000 blade sharpener. I can do that with Mulching blades also..

    Lou :cool:
  5. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    Does anyone know the advantage of the notched foil???

    Nice blades. What does that sharpener cost??
  6. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    Price $639

    I am still studying the notched vs Solid blades. Sure wish the weather would cooperate so that I can get consistant results.

    Seems though that the notched foils let my engine spin 10 more RPM than the solid foils. Does that mean more lift? probably, as there is more surface area of lift wing in the solid foil.
  7. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

  8. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,446

    Notched foil seems to cut wet grass with less clumping than solid foil blades in my experience

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