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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by hunting202, Jul 9, 2003.
How many of you balance your blades? How important is it? What will happen if you do not do it?
Got one of those little cone balancers. But I have some tough spindles. Cast steel housings & taper roller bearings. Balancing ain't that important to me.
Have a WB with aluminum housing & ball bearings. I watch that a little closer when balancing.
You can wear the bearings out in your blade mandrels if the blades are not balanced. I tried the old method of using a nail of round rod, but I don't feel they are that accurate. I'm getting ready to build a blade balancer using a pillow block bearing with an attached bolt to hold the blade. That should be more accurate. I know companies out there make blade balancers, I just have not seen one.
I use the little plastic cone to balance mine. The nail just did not seem to work for me. I notice on my W/B If the blades are not balanced it vibrates so bad I do not want to hold on to it. The high end blade balancers like the Magna Matic are a littlebit more than I want to spend.