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how often do you sharpen blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by veltenslawncare, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. veltenslawncare

    veltenslawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    how often do you sharpen your blades and how many sets do you have? what do you use to sharpen them?
    i sharpen mine every 2-6 lawns depending on size.
    i have 2 sets for each mower.
    i use a hand grinder to sharpen them.
  2. Five Diamond Lawns

    Five Diamond Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    Every day. about 7 lawns. Small grinder.
  3. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    april 1st, + sept 1st
  4. narly1_2000

    narly1_2000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    bobby, bobby, bobby,Seems like you are getting a little lax. First your insurance is gone and now the dull blades? Tisk, tisk
  5. Tidycut

    Tidycut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    Not too many customers, huh? Times are tough all over ....it'll get better.

    Rick :p
  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    LOL..bobby are you using those rubber blades???:D
  7. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Messages: 1,237

    If I don't hit anything other than grass, every 10 -14 lawns.
  8. Lawnboy5

    Lawnboy5 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    once a week which with each mower with about 35 lawns on it.
  9. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,381

    I start every day with fresh blades. If I hit something that dulls the blades I change them before the next job. I usually average 8 mows of about 1/2 acre each per set before re-sharpening.
  10. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    geeeez, i rarely change my blades that often, i mow like 30 a week on my mower, and i change them every 1.5 - 2 months. I guess you guys have small pebbles for turf, but my blades are in grade condition and the grass looks perfect after im done:-\ im cutting st augustine and bermuda, am i missing something here?

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