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Blade/Bench Grinder

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by NEWGUYRI, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. NEWGUYRI

    NEWGUYRI LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 593

    Hey guys. I am going all out this year, which will mean a lot more mowing. I was just wondering if I should get a blade or bench grinder. If so what do you guys reccomend, and where should I get it? Thanks.
     
  2. DLAWNS

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    I always sucked at sharpening blades, so I bought a Magna Matic and I am very happy with it...it is not cheap but is a great long term investment.
     
  3. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

  4. NEWGUYRI

    NEWGUYRI LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 593

    the 8000 or 9000?
     
  5. DLAWNS

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    I bought the 8000, but kind of by accident...I thought I was buying the smaller one....either way I think the 9000 would be sufficient. Hope that helps a bit.
     
  6. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,768

    You would only need the 8000 if you use mulching blades. I bought a 9000 two years ago, and have been very satisfied with it.
     
  7. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    we have a rbg like mentioned above. it has been good, maybe not considered as good as a magna matic by some, but very good. we have had it for ten years or so. def get the right tool for the job, dont use a hand grinder
     
  8. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,052

    I use a bench grinder.
     
  9. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Lets not forget to mention the tool you have to buy to re-true the wheel,
    where to get it (and the *&%^'n star wheels), and how often the wheel
    goes out of round.
     
  10. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,052

    Any box store that sells grinders have them. The grinder I bought came with a dressing stone. If your good, you don't need to dress the stone all the time. I haven't had to clean up the face on my grinder since new.
     

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