due to the fact that at this moment i cant afford the type of blade grinder that i really want i.e. neary/magna-matic, i have been taking my blades to a commercial mower dealer for sharpening and balancing. after visiting serveral shops in my area i was astonished to discover that every one of them are using regular old bench grinders to sharpen blades and only two of them have a magnamatic to balance them. sometimes i wish i could get a feel about how many people would pay for professional sharpening on-the-spot and blade sales as a stand alone kind of business. has anyone else out there had less than stellar service when it comes to blade sharpening?