How often do you sharpen your blades?

I'm looking for more of an hours based answer, I guess, since we all mow different amounts per day or week.


LawnSite Senior Member
I'm part time here, and I sharpen my blades every week, which turns out to be about every 10-12 hours.


LawnSite Member
Goreville, IL
I also try to sharpen blades at least once a week. I would only sharpen them more often if I accidentally hit something. I always try my best to be careful when mowing, and not to hit anything that could damage them or make them dull quicker.


LawnSite Senior Member
Hershey, Pa
Part time, every 10-12 hours. Even then the blades usually aren't THAT bad, but we sharpen them anyway to make sure they are perfect.
Also scrape and service mowers every 10-12 hours. We end up doing it once a week.
Once every two weeks........


LawnSite Member
SE Michigan
I envy you all. Our blades on two riders get changed one to two times a day. Sand, sticks, and careless employees. The machines get about 4-6 hours before we change them.

Hire slow Fire fast!


LawnSite Fanatic
Clinton, NJ
After about 5 hours or so in the Spring...Summer a bit more on them between sharpening.