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Tungsten tip blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MOJO111, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. MOJO111

    MOJO111 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 148

    Has anyone used tungsten tips before ?? and how long do they
    last in comparison to normall blades ?? any thoughts.. thanks phill:
  2. MOJO111

    MOJO111 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 148

    Has no one on this site used them before ????

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    Maybe they are an Aussie thing. How's the grass down there? I know its wintertime.
  4. MOJO111

    MOJO111 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 148

    Dry as a dead dingos donga. No rain for 9 weeks, so its dam short:cry: more rain please:D
  5. Sooners

    Sooners LawnSite Member
    Posts: 190

    I've never heard of tungsten tipped blades. I do know that in the manufacturing sector, tungston is very very hard but sharp edges are also somewhat brittle. I'd like to try them, sounds very interesting and very expensive. I imagine they'd do great on a clean lawn, but I'd be concerned about chipping the blades on rocks and limbs. I'm not sure if they could be sharpened.
  6. MOJO111

    MOJO111 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 148

    They can be sharpened but you have to keep them cold when doing so. they coast $90 for a set of 3 for my zoom 1640''.
    I have not. seen them in action yet thats why i'm asking. the dealer says the LOCs use them alot down here.
  7. MOJO111

    MOJO111 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 148

    OPPS typo LCOs
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    I could just never justify the cost. I can keep a regular set of blades, sharpen them many times and have perfectly sharp blades all the time anyway. I don't care HOW hard these blades are, they are GOING to dull.
  9. jestermg

    jestermg LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    why dont blade manufactures use the same technology as knife makers?

    I saw on TV just this morning about a serated knife that never gets dull, and never needs sharpening! They even cut through a nail and a brick and then sliced a tomato paper then to show how sharp the knife was!

    I am going to do an internet search for a mower blade like this! (With tounge firmly in my cheek)
  10. MOJO111

    MOJO111 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 148

    Have you found any of those blades yet???

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