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Best blade grinders ????????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 2manymowers, Aug 6, 2004.

  1. 2manymowers

    2manymowers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    Which is the best blade sharpener? RBG, Magnamatic, or something else? Lets see your opinions. :) I ran a search on this and found limited information. Also, this is for straight blades, no muchers. Thanks.
     
  2. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    I did demo a magnamatic at a show and wanted to get one, but I opted for an RBG blade grinder. It sharpens my blades as quick as I can shove em in there.... I am happy with it...
     
  3. newblade

    newblade LawnSite Member
    Messages: 162

    How much do these cost?
     
  4. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    I do not know the model number now, but it was around 400.00.From JThomas company
     
  5. newblade

    newblade LawnSite Member
    Messages: 162

    How does it work, I am new and just use a bench grinder. What makes it better?
     
  6. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    Fire ball grinders. But they are out of business. I have a Neary 410 grinder and its ok. I got it used for a steal from a friend who stop cutting grass.
     
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    I have the Neary, too, and it does work well, but it's slow. If I was going to buy one tomorrow, it would be the RBG Commercial model. I've heard too many people say that the Magnamatic is a great grinder, but it lacks the power.
     
  8. lazer 46

    lazer 46 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 521

    >>>>I've heard too many people say that the Magnamatic is a great grinder, but it lacks the power


    I have the Magnamatic and mine doesn't lack power. It is builtand designed to sharpen commercial mower blades and it's one of the best investments I have ever made.
     
  9. craigs lawncare

    craigs lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 307

    I have an Oregon blade sharpener. I bought it earlier this year. I was getting charged $4 per blade to sharpen my blades. Couldn't find anyone cheaper. I change my blades after about 6 hours of mowing. It adds up real quick and I only mow part time. I figure this baby will easily pay for its self by the end of this year.
    Do your self a favor, and buy your own sharpener. I think the over-all appearance of my lawns have improved because I am not pushing my blades to the point that they are to dull. Now I can mow much faster because my blades are always sharp as well.

    Worth every penny.

    Craig
     
  10. DR Lawn & Landscape

    DR Lawn & Landscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    where can a guy go online to purchase a grinder such as the ones mentioned? I have noticed my lawns look 100% better with a good sharp set not to mention the increased ability to mow faster.
     

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