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Blade Life

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by WJW Lawn, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,330

    So about how long do you guys/gals keep your blades in rotation?
  2. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    I trash my blades when they get rounded off at the tip, when that happens it leaves stringers etc, there isn't a time table, it all depends on mowing conditions.
  3. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I just trashed my 1st set for the scag last month, almost 3 seasons, I keep from 5-7 sets in circulation. I try to keep them in an order so that all of them dont wear out at the same time, and it depends on the quality of metal in them also as to how long they last

  4. jbell113

    jbell113 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    I have bought 6 sets this year so far and they are just about worn out. I resharpen them everyweekend. I use one set every week and keep rotating them but Like the guy above said when they get rounded he trashes them. I try to regrind them down to the point where there not rounded anymore but they dont last long after that .....can only resharpen 1 or 2 more times
  5. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    3 seasons. Or if they get bent or badly chipped.
  6. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,281

    I run them until they are unusable, I don't run out and buy new sets jst b/c they are rounded at the ends or whatever. Just run them until they are like 1inch thick.

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