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Blade sharpening

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by OSU 09, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. OSU 09

    OSU 09 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 292

    How do you guys handle sharpning your blades? Do you have a blade grinder or just use a hand or bench grinder? We just use a bench grinder. Is a blade grinder much better? Is it worth the investment?
  2. fastcat

    fastcat LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    4.5 inch drinder with a flap disc. then file the tip
  3. macaw

    macaw LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 415

    I use a Dremel tool. They make a guide to fit lawnmower blades, it comes with a stone and keeps the edge at the right angle.
  4. LawnSharks

    LawnSharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 300

    Magna-Matic 9000 A little pricey, but does a great job and quick with no burning.
  5. WH401

    WH401 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 572

    I use a craftsman angle grinder with a 4 in. wheel, it puts a nice longer sloping edge on rather than the short, steep edge I was getting with the bench grinder. Works ALOT faster too.

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    Magna matic for us........:weightlifter:
  7. Nosmo

    Nosmo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,216

    I like using my angle grinder with a flap disc. It is fast and there is no heat buildup that could occur using a bench grinder.

    I do have a dedicated grinder (homemade) and belt sanders which work OK. But overall the angle grinder is my preference.

  8. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    You really don't want a shallow cutting edge, it will dull faster. A steeper pitch on the cutting edge of the blade will last longer and stay sharper then a shallow edge. Just so you know.....
  9. DT Lawn Care

    DT Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 850

    I use a bench grinder and always have...
  10. brandtb1

    brandtb1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 153

    I use my bench grinder. I try to get a steep edge on the blades

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