Blade sharpening

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Dunn's, Mar 26, 2006.

  1. Dunn's

    Dunn's LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,534

    How often does everyone sharpen or change their blades. One of my local competition says that they sharpen/change every other day this sounds like a little muchand exhausting. :sleeping: Anyone have an oppinion on this?
  2. Blade-o-grass

    Blade-o-grass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    I sharpen mine every day....when I get busy that is.
  3. chriscraft

    chriscraft LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    say you cut 4 homes an hour with a 3 man crew thats 32 a day. they say you should sharpen your blades once a month(the homeowner) every 4 cuts, we dont have timke to sharpen them 8 times a day but out lasers get new blades daily, at the very least 3 times per week, its a must and there is no discussin on this. Run your finger on a razor sharp blade, at the end of the day not hard, not fast! it will amaze you how dull it is after 6-8 acres of cutting
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,368

    We do them every other week and we run the units full time. Get a good quality blade and they will hold an edge(like Scag blades). Don't know about up north grass but this works for us. Can't image taking time to sharpen everyi day.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Every morning for us,we would not have it no other way when you sharpen every morning it's not all that bad.
  6. chriscraft

    chriscraft LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    sharpening every 2 weeks on an average home is like 150 cuts in mich that would be not sharpening your home toro for 5 years, we buy strictly heavy duty x-marl replacemnet blades and thay are shot after 8 hours but my opinion of what is shot may be in great shape to others, and there is a definate differnce in the quality of the cut 8-10 hours later you can look at yuor 1st lawn and look at your last , the 1st cuts are always the best.

    M RASCOE&SONS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,475

    I Sharpen Mine Everyday ..
  8. lawnboyri1

    lawnboyri1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    Every day during growing season, everyother during dry times.

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