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sharpen blades

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

  1. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Angle grinder and Magnamatic balancer.
  2. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,674

    I have a MM then I'll grab a bolt out of the bolt bin and hold it in my hand and balance it that way. It works for me. The only reason I have a MM is because I found it in a pawn shop and knew what it was. The owner just thought it was a new bench grinder. Before that I used an angle grinder like everyone else. I would never go back to that.
  3. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,010

    You lucky dog.
  4. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,659

    I'm afraid to ask how much you paid for it LOL
  5. joe billy

    joe billy LawnSite Member
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    Just got a new samsung. Galaxy S Relay 4G that allows me to view any webpage in desktop:waving:
  6. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I can do the same on my Iphone 4 but is harder to navigate than the mobile version.
  7. Belgium

    Belgium LawnSite Member
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    We sharpen the blades on a sanding belt but i have a little question. The blades should be balanced but should they be perfectly balanced because they aren't straight on the crankshaft (in case of a ztr, with a push mower they should be balanced perfectly, i know)
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  8. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,441

    They should always be balanced. A balanced blade helps reduce the side load on the spindle bearings. Thus they run cooler and last longer.:usflag:
  9. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,911

    Most ZTR blades I sharpen on the mower, and thus , don't balance. Unless they're in really pi$$ poor shape.
    Most push mower blades should be balanced, but again, if they ain't all messed up, I sharpen in place and don't balance.
  10. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,441

    I always seem to have crap wrapped around lower shaft and spacers.:usflag:

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