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Will grass that builds up on the blades unbalance it or stress the spindles?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by soloscaperman, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,045

    Will it stress out the spindles? I'm just tired of scraping the blades every time I sharpen them.
  2. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    never seen grass build up on the blades to be honest with you....
  3. GrandMaster

    GrandMaster LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Posts: 217

    The small amount that does will not hurt anything. On a light weight blade maybe it will throw it out of balance a little nothing to worry about. When I sharpen my blades I do wire bush them off before I balance them and put them but on.
  4. Hoy landscaping

    Hoy landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 836

    the grass builds up on both sides of the blade so it doesn't unbalance it. but if you want some WD-40 and a wire brush to clean the blades off.
  5. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    It is not a problem.
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  6. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,918

    If you have grass building up on blades, I would try and find out why they are turning so slow... :confused:
  7. we polish the blade each time we sharpen them so this doesn't happen, they look nice too.
  8. Clark Griswold

    Clark Griswold LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 554

    I've never seen grass build up on a blade!
  9. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    I have my blades dipped in chrome.
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  10. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,805

    What do you mean, "sharpen blades?"

    I get a new set from the dealer every week.

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