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how to sharpen blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by buzzz427, May 20, 2008.

  1. buzzz427

    buzzz427 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Isthere a way to sharpen blades so they work as good as new I cant seem to get it right
  2. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,985

    This has been discussed many times, do a search under "blade sharpening". Personally I'm happy using a 4" grinder.
  3. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,289

  4. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,123

    I use a table belt sander, does real nice and doesn't remove to much metal.
  5. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    THANK YOU !!!!!!! :usflag:
  6. SamTheLawnMan

    SamTheLawnMan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

    Sharpen blades???? Can you really do that????
  7. timmac

    timmac LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    i get mine done for 2 bucks a piece.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    I use a bench grinding wheel. You get the hang of it pretty quick and around here you save $6.50 a blade doing it yourself
  9. redmax fan

    redmax fan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,507

    ive always wondered if some one has a method of sharpening without removing blades . maybe a cordless drill with a grinding wheel attatched with the V groove in wheel to sharpen both sides of blade right on job sites so can do it quick by tilting walk behinds on their sides .
  10. SmittyCity

    SmittyCity LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    I use my Dremel to sharpen my blades on my mower if they just need a touch up. dremel sells an attachment for blade sharpening it is angled on one side only. If the blades are to bad i take them off and put them on the grinding wheel and make sure they are balanced.

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