Sharpening Blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Meier, Mar 21, 2003.

  1. Meier

    Meier LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Posts: 269

    What is the best way to sharpent blades?

    My dealer receommended that I leave the blades on the mower, tip it over (21") or use a floor jack (32" hydro) and use a dremmel to sharpen them.

    Thanks.
    DFW, TX
     
  2. Nozzleman

    Nozzleman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 225

    I think your dealer is wrong. How are you going to balance the blades with them on the mower. I personaly use a 4 1/2'' grinder and a file to sharpen them.
     
  3. BobR

    BobR LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 714

    Piece of cake..

    1, remove blade(s) with an air impact wrench
    2, walk over to the Fireball jr
    3, turn it on - sharpen blade
    4, use g-matic to check balance
    5, turn off Fireball sharpener
    6, reinstall blade(s) with impact wrench

    Go Mow A Lawn

    All part of a days work.
    BobR
     
  4. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,309

    I ALWAYS take blades off when sharpening them. Like said above how would you balance them if they are on the mower???
     
  5. SDlawndawg

    SDlawndawg LawnSite Member
    Posts: 119

    I wouldn't get anything fixed at that dealer if that is how they sharpen blades. Yikes.
     
  6. onemancrew

    onemancrew LawnSite Member
    from tn. #7
    Posts: 95

    The good ol' fashion bench grinder.
     
  7. brettmc

    brettmc Banned
    Posts: 63

    I take em off and vise em down to my shop table and sharpen em with my 4.5" angle grinder.

    Brett
     
  8. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937

    Except that I use a Fireball 300-C :D
     
  9. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,075

    That is frightening to say the least. I guess your dealer wants to sell you more parts or a new mower when you have spindle issues due to an unbalanced blade. Take the blade off to sharpen and balance it.


    Gravely_Man
     
  10. Meier

    Meier LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Posts: 269

    How do you balance the blade? I understand you're supposed to put it on a nail and make sure one end doesn't drop immediately, but if it does, how do you balance it?

    Thanks
    DFW, TX
     

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