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Blade grinder?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Mr.Hurry, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. Mr.Hurry

    Mr.Hurry LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Which blade grinder is the best for the money?
     
  2. Tom c.

    Tom c. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    Look on the northern equipment site. They have a bunch of blade grinders in there, the main difference is power. It depends on how often you have to do blades.Hope this helps
     
  3. TAZ

    TAZ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 344

    allot depends on how often you are going to use it, how many blades you are going to sharpen at a time, if you're going to try to sharpen wavy mulching blades or not and the length of the blades cutting edge.

    The smaller units usually won't sharpen the full length of a 20"+ blade if they are ground close to the center hole like exmarks and some scag blades.

    RBG and Oregon blade grinders are similar in cost. The magnamatics are at the high end.

    -TAZ
     
  4. Jay Ray

    Jay Ray LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,510

    In the long run the Magnamatic is pound for pound and dollar for dollar the best. Much faster.
     
  5. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    i have owned them all i like the magna matic itz fast heck we have two in the shop.
     
  6. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    I've got the "little" oregon 1/2 HP grinder.

    I am sure there are faster grinders out there, but mine does a pretty good job. If you can afford it, go with a larger grinder like a 1 or 1.5 hp model.
     
  7. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    Okay time to eat crow,i have never used a Oregon they look like top grinders.
     

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