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blade sharpening frequency

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by hustlers, Jul 11, 2002.

  1. hustlers

    hustlers LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 257

    I sharpen my blades almost every morning and sometimes
    during the day.
    How often do you guys take off and sharpen your blades??
    im looking to get carbide tungsten replacement blades
    for my bobcat walkbehing and walker
    You know if anybody sells them
  2. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    2-3 days for me :p

    sometimes once a week...
  3. C & S

    C & S LawnSite Member
    Messages: 125

    I know a guy who does chirogentics on metal. It is supposed to work pretty good, but i have not tried it. If you like I could try to get in touch with him and see if he could help you out. He would probably appreciate the opportunity.:blob2:
  4. wxmn6

    wxmn6 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 163

    Usually I resharpen the blades every 10 hours of operation. It will make resharpening alot easier and keep the lawns looking good!
  5. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    WOW, what height are you mowing at? 1" :confused: Why such short times?

    I can get anywhere from 12-15hrs to sometimes a full week (depending on the debris hit!) and how lazy I get. When I take them off, they are still WAY sharper than any other local LCO's that I see mowing!!! My blades on my SCAG have been on there since the end of MAY!!!! I've only put a little over 30hrs on it this season though!
  6. P&J Lawncare

    P&J Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 531

    Every morning before we leave the decks get scraped and blades get sharpened.

    OBRYANMAINT LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 555


    lately in drier conditions when you dont cut much possibly every two to three days
  8. I have six sets for 36". Sharpen all on Sat. or Sun. Mow 3 to 5 yards each day M-F (3-4 Hours Day)and put sharp blades on every evening when I get home.
    Change blade on 21" trim mower once a week.
  9. smburgess

    smburgess LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    Spring time - Daily

    Summer time - about twice a week.
  10. CLM1103

    CLM1103 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    Every day.. I left this morning without sharpening and returned home to get sharp blades after one yard. I could tell the difference.

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