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Blade question

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by midwest guy, Feb 15, 2005.

  1. midwest guy

    midwest guy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Say you had 25 lawns kept up with them so there were not over grown,how often would you sharpen your blades?
    Do you sharpen them yourself or have them done?
  2. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,125

    At least once a week. I would probably sharpen them every 12-15 lawns, but I am anal about sharp blades. I do this myself using a blade grinder.
  3. westwind

    westwind LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 444

    sharpen and replace blades every night. neary grinder, takes about 7 min. per machine. cheap insurance, to make sure the lawns look good.
  4. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 963

    Depending how large the lawns are, Might be easiest to have an extra set w/ you and switch mid day so you have a sharp blade every 12 - 15 yards or so as stated above. I only do smaller yards and use a 21" so it is easy to do. Did the same when I used Walkers (flip up deck = 5 minutes to change over).

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