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$600 magna-matic 9000 vs $300 oregon 88-023?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gulfstreme, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. gulfstreme

    gulfstreme LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    How does the Mag justify being 2x the price of the Oregon?
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Better yet...my Oregon 88-021 which is a 12", 1.5 hp bench grinder is around the same price.
  3. barnard

    barnard LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    Haven't used one .couldn't say but if you get the oregon you will have to change the stone the one that comes on it burns blades quick. And I replaced the motor with a 3450 rpm this also gives a better result and the stones stay true. So I wish I had stepped up a little more.
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    our 88-021 I seem to remember does 7000 rpm
  5. Breezmeister

    Breezmeister LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from South Jersey
    Messages: 1,739

    I'm just wondering, what makes either of these blade sharpeners any better then a 1/2 hp grinder from Sears with a 8" x 1" - 24 grit wheel ?
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  6. cpel2004

    cpel2004 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    Do a search on the topic there's alot of information on the subject. I hope it helps.
  7. gulfstreme

    gulfstreme LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    Been through the archives.. still wondering.. maybe somebody could post some pictures of their machines.. better yet a video of sharpening a blade.
  8. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    I've got the 88-023(I think), it's the 1/2 HP one with the Ruby red stone. I wouldn't say it burns the blades... It does the job well, but it probably a little slower than the larger HP models. I just sharpen 4 or 5 sets of blades when I have some spare time on the weekends. All in all it's a good grinder I think but a larger HP one wouldn't hurt...

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