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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by NewbieNC, Jul 25, 2006.
How often do you guys on average sharpen your blades?? Hours? days?
Every 8 hours of use or every day whichever comes first.....
after every cut-day, which amounts to about 6hrs on the clock. FWIW I use a belt sander to sharpen too, it takes less metal off and doesn't heat them up as much (lose strength)
Why so much? The cut looks the same to me after not sharppening for maybe a couple of days.
I sharpen every 8 to 10 hours. If I let them go much more than that, I have to reduce my speed to keep getting a consistent cut.
At the end of every day. Bahai puts a dulling on them real fast.
Every 8 hours. Will have to try the belt sander idea. Not concerned about heat. You have to get steel red hot to affect the temper.
Sharp blades are better for the lawn. Clean cuts heal faster. That is why surgeons use such sharp blades on you. Works the same for plants as it does for people. Less wear and tear on the mower too.
that's the truth i wish i could go back in time and strangle whoever decided it would be a good idea to import it.
About every 12-14 hours, with works to be a day and a half. Sharp blades=more speed and a better cut. And I'm not touching the "how to sharpen vs. tempering" arguement.
It is an aggravating grass but this time of the year it keeps me in biz. Makes the tightwads who want it cut EOW go to every week.