Blade sharpener? Anyone have one they would recomend

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JABBERS, Apr 11, 2011.


    JABBERS LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 459

    Hello i have a 60" and 72" mowers and need a good blade sharpener. I know some sharpeners will not sharpen the bigger blades of the 72" mower. Speed of sharpening would be good but as long as it puts a nice edge on that matters . Anyone salso know of any good deals on a sharpeners let me know. Thanks for your time.

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    Dude, the best thing I can recommend is the magnamatic. It will sharpen any blades very fast and more importantly will leave you with a perfect edge.
  3. Blcs1

    Blcs1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    Magnamatic is the best by far. Well worth the money for it
  4. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    I just (literally about 10 minutes ago) bought a Oregon blade sharpener. It can do any size blade, only 1/3hp but I'm not mowing a lawn with it and best of all 279.00 on e-bay with free shipping. I usually just used a bench grinder but could never really keep a good angle so after 2 years of trying to sharpen with a bench grinder I finally broke down and bought this one.
  5. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,638

    I got a Bradley Blade Sharpener about two months ago after reading tons of threads on here about the topic. Got it for $199 plus $20 shipping. I really think it is fine for my solo operation. I have figured out how to leave a good edge pretty well in the matter of a couple of passes unless it has gotten nicked up a lot in the course of the days work.

    For the price - it works for me.

    I think the magnamatic looks like a hell of a machine....but it comes at a hell of a price too, is it worth it, many says it is, but I thought I would see how this one did first and have not been disappointed yet.

    I will say compared to the RBG that I have used, it does not seems to be more forgiving and does not remove as much in one pass as it, and it cost less than that too.
  6. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    magna matic dude. you will be impressed. it does however take quite a while to get a new edge worked back to sharp for the first time. after that it is easy
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,592

    This seems to work for a lot of things plus sharpening blades.


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