sharpen blades

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by dstifel, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. So your gonna sit here and tell me that your bench grinder will out perform the $900 MM? Hogwash. Malarkey.
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  2. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    It ain't the paint...its the artist...
    We use a 9 in wheel on a body grinder...blade chucked in a vise..
    Sharp enough to shave....all day long.....on all 30 mowers....
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  3. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    It won't outperform the magna and it's not the only way but for the price and the numerous other uses some guys don't want / need a dedicated blade grinder taking up bench space when they already have a machine that can do the job and many others.
     
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  4. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    but but but I keep reading that you don't need them that sharp and they don't last as long.

    I make them sharp as well and have done the other way 1/64" blunted edge and honestly couldn't tell a darn bit of difference.
     
  5. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Bahia needs razor sharp blades and good blade speed...
    We sharpen them everyday...run them 8 to 10 hrs a day..
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  6. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I agree 100% although ours don't get the hours yours do. I sharpen 4 times a week I get 2 days out of the one sharpening because were not mowing a lot those 2 days due to full service accounts.
     
  7. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks the help guys I have angle grinders and a bench grinder so far now I'll stick with that just need to pick up a cone. Appreciate it
     
  8. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    After 15minutes in our sand storm soil you can't tell the difference and that razor edge is gone. Mm is a good tool for a high volume shop and a toy for everybody else.

    Guys kill me with these MM threads. I am willing to bet you hardly ever check the deck set which will affect cut way more than the blade sharpness, but that's another thread.
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  9. Guys, I'm joking. I think the MM is a HUGE waste of money. I use a bench grinder from HF that was $40 and works just fine. The last one I bought came with the 70 piece nose hair trimmer too!
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  10. I especially thought you could tell I was joking since we joke around a lot....
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