blade sharpener

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 2stroke, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. 2stroke

    2stroke LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 261

    is 1/2 hp. enough? or should i go with 1 hp.
  2. DavidR

    DavidR LawnSite Member
    Messages: 180

    1 hp is better but 1/2 hp will do it...just takes a bit longer.
  3. lawn dogg

    lawn dogg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    what brand blade sharpener do you recomend, and how much better is it than a hand held grinder
  4. Jay Ray

    Jay Ray LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,510

    Magnamatic. Twice as much. Worth every penny.
  5. Happy Frog

    Happy Frog LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,224

  6. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,931

    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.
  7. Trader Rick

    Trader Rick LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    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.
  8. BobR

    BobR LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 714

    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.

    Gary Brandlein
    Brandlein Machine Co.
    Phone: (317) 791-6898
  9. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    1.5's even better if ya have alot to do :clapping:
  10. Happy Frog

    Happy Frog LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,224

    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... :cry:

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