Been seeing a bunch of threads about blades. Mostly complaints. I think most everyone is in way too big a hurry, and don't understand the basic physics. Understand this first. Ground speed affects the effectiveness of the sharpen to cut X amount of grass blades before the sharpen is past the two o'clock position. The length of the sharpen means most. Gators usually have a short sharpen. Maybe five to six and a half inches. High lift and low lift blades have a noticeably longer sharpen, more like seven to eight and a half inches. The extra length on the sharpen, times both sides of the blade, will add up. See for your self. I'd be getting the longer sharpens and higher vacuum, and just be more careful or use an OCDC.