sharpen both sides?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Aug 13, 2003.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
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    when sharpening blades, i was always told, "dont turn it upside down, and sharpen the other side". anyone agree with this?
  2. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,285

    i only sharpen the bevel side, and alyays away from the point.
  3. Lawn Specialties

    Lawn Specialties LawnSite Member
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    I will some times flip it over to knock the nicks off but I wouldn't say I sharpen it.
  4. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Yes, creates the edge to become more prone to nicks and dull quicker.

  5. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,900

    Don't sharpen the underside, but one pass to remove burrs or nicks in the blade.
  6. Farmer

    Farmer LawnSite Member
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    I may sharpen a little to much....a sharpen mostly on the bevelside, but do make a coule passes on the back side. The blade is realy as sharp as a knife when I'm done, the only problem is you may have to sharpen more often going with this....
  7. GraZZmaZter

    GraZZmaZter LawnSite Senior Member
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    I stand the blade stright up and down and run it toward me once to remove any burs.

    Farmer - why more often?
  8. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
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    If you sharpen the bottom you change to cutting height. I know it's not much, but nevertheless, it's still higher.
  9. Farmer

    Farmer LawnSite Member
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    I think if the blade is sharpened on both sides it is niched easier.... I personally have never noticed a difference, but was just giving a heads up on it.
  10. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,150

    What maybe .020-.030"????? Come on, your really splitting hairs now!!!!

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