How often do you sharpen your blades?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GrassBlaster, Apr 16, 2004.

  1. GrassBlaster

    GrassBlaster LawnSite Member
    Messages: 153

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

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

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

    GripB LawnSite Member
    Messages: 215

    Part-time also. 12 hours. Mostly Kentucky Blue and Rye.
  4. jeffreyj77

    jeffreyj77 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    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.
  5. lawnranger44

    lawnranger44 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    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.
  6. youngdude

    youngdude LawnSite Member
    Messages: 152

    I should try and start new habbits like sharping them every 10 t 12 hours but I end up sharping them about every 50.
  7. tedk

    tedk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 100

    check them every day, change them when they are dull
  8. cutnitclose

    cutnitclose LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    Once every two weeks........
  9. amar

    amar LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    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!
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    After about 5 hours or so in the Spring...Summer a bit more on them between sharpening.

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