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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 2stroke, Feb 1, 2008.
is 1/2 hp. enough? or should i go with 1 hp.
1 hp is better but 1/2 hp will do it...just takes a bit longer.
what brand blade sharpener do you recomend, and how much better is it than a hand held grinder
Magnamatic. Twice as much. Worth every penny.
Here is a link to the tread where I show what I use:
Much cheaper and very effective on all type of blades...
anybody ever heard of the worksharp? Paul Harvey advertises it and my parents got me one for Christmas. Have yet to use it but intend to set it up tomorrow and try it out.
I have a Rotary brand 1hp. It works very well when used to regrind the bevel. It takes longer than the hand held grinder, which is what we use most of the time. After a while and depending on which of the guys has been sharpening lately, the bevel gets to out of line. All of our mowers leave the shop each day with sharp blades, and some days we swap out blades mid way through the day.
I have used a FIREBALL JR from Brandlein Machine Company since it was purchased in 2000.. Not One Problem.
Remember - you get what you pay for and will not go wrong with this blade grinder.
A GOOGLE search will produce lots of information.
Contact Gary (new owner) if interested.
Brandlein Machine Co.
Phone: (317) 791-6898
1.5's even better if ya have alot to do
More power allows you to "press harder" on the blade against the grinding wheel, thus creating much more heat which will destroy the tempering of your blades, making them weaker...