I'm confused..should I sharpen my blades or not...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by KirbysLawn, Sep 6, 2001.

  1. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    I decided to look at my blades and see if mine need sharpening. Since I was not sure I figured I would post a few photos and see if you guys think it's time I sharpen my blades.

    What ya think???:confused: What should I do??


  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Can you say "Blunt force trauma"? :D
  3. Ricky

    Ricky LawnSite Member
    Messages: 154

    With all the curves, I cant imagine why you wouldn't want to sharpen every day.:) I like straight, flat blades and my R.B.G
  4. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    Ray, interesting what you've done with the lift, is that for aerodynamic reasons? Also try moving blade 3 to blade 1's position and these should last you another year or so.

    To answer, your question about sharpening....thats what the sand you cutting is for.
  5. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,769

    I would think they are ok.........;)
    turn em over and they would cut even better...........:D


    HOWARD JONES LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    I'm thinking that since these things seem to knife-edge on the rear and dull in the front, if somebody would design a reversible blade. . . we could just turn 'em over every day or two!
  7. Esby

    Esby LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    When those lift tabs finally break off the should exit the side discharge at an incredible rate, enough to down a duck or goose anyways! Watch out kiddies:blob1: :blob4:
  8. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    naw kirby them things gots lots left inum fore they need a sharp.
    just dont hit too many stumps an boulders an let us seeum again next yr.
  9. Island Lawn

    Island Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 632

    I bet that expensive digi-cam can take better pix than that!

    Must be the photographer!

    I say turn em over!
  10. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Those are compressed photos and quality is lost, you wouldn't want me to post the uncompressed versions, that would be unfair to the dial-up folks. :eek:

    Mr. Jones is correct, these babies are sharp on the back side. My dealer had these at the shop today while they are mounting my hitch, I figured everyone would enjoy them. The large blade is from a "Pro's" mower. :eek: :confused:

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