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Sharpening bent blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by David Haggerty, Jun 22, 2003.

  1. I sharpened 51 blades today. But 5 of them were bent!
    Discovered that after they were already sharpened. Grrr...:angry:
    Threw the 5 bent ones away.
    Anyone else make that mistake?
  2. Yup balance afterwords, the MM balancer shows if they are bent.
  3. Mark P

    Mark P LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    :) Yep have had a few of those bent blades, but you should be able to catch it real quick when cutting, i guess they hit something just right and they bend, I keep around 20 sets of blades and only 3 ive ever found bent in 14yrs...so it don't happen very often, after i sharpen and blance i put the blades together and you can see they lay straight.......Marks Mowing Service
  4. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,076

    Bent blades are a pain but you are right that they go straight into the trash.


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