What blades do you prefer?....and WHY?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Smithco Lawncare, Apr 12, 2011.

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  1. Smithco Lawncare

    Smithco Lawncare LawnSite Member
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    I currently use Wright high lift blades (stock) on my mowers. I am not very happy about how fast they wear. It seems that they are dull the day after I sharpen them. I just wanted to hear some insight on which blades wear/perform the best? Thanks
     
  2. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
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    did you try picking up the sticks and twigs before you mow the yard?
     
  3. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Try some Fusion blades. Seem to keep an edge a bit longer for me.

    What are you using to sharpen your blades? IMO, if the beveled angle is off (to sharp) you will loose the edge faster. I personally dont try for that razor edge but leave like a .05mm blunt edge.
     
  4. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    mick is right, the angle needs to be correct like the factory edge. we learned over the years and it does make a dif. plus, those stock thin blades are weak. get fusion or the thicker blades. also, we sharpen blades every day as they ARE dull after one day with us. mow a lot of lawns. every 8-10 hrs sharp blades
     
  5. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    That is the key. We sharpen blades very sharp and then dull them back a bit with a file. Razor sharp will fold over when hitting the smallest objects.
     

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