Magna Matic Owners speak up

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Blessed 1, Feb 2, 2004.

  1. Blessed 1

    Blessed 1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 515

    Been waiting all winter to purchase a Magna Matic Blade sharpener. All off the local input I am getting from the dealers here are saying they prefer using a hand grinder and cant justify the $580 to get a Mag. Some of you guys that own them help me justify getting one. I was at a end user school for Exmark over the weekend and the instuctor basically said the same. Thanks
  2. kels

    kels LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    why would you spend $8000 - $10000 on a mower and then contemplate whether or not to spend the dollars on a professional grade blade sharpener and balancer, after all spinning sharp blades is the mowers primary function isn't it.

    i have no regrets buying mine.
  3. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,170

    I can do the same thing with a grinder.... never had any problems with it. (you've got to know how to sharpen it right though). We sharpen ours atleast twice a week during the peak season now.
  4. kels

    kels LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    since sharpening is so fast and easy (you do not have to know how to sharpen it right, you can't do it wrong) I sharpen mine daily during the peak season.
  5. Tomt

    Tomt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 221

    I agree with kels.
    The benefits I have found are; very easy to use, fast, very consistent results, longer blade life, very professional results & longer mower life ( from balance).

    I am happy I spent the money, no regrets.
  6. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 2,222

    Mag 8000 w/balancer & stand was one of the best investments I've made. Much faster & more accurate than Previous Grinder.

    However, I'm not sure if it will be as useful next season as I have ordered a couple sets of Meg-Mo blades. If they work as expected I will be switching over to Meg-Mo's & I'm told they rarely need to be sharpened & sharpen better on a 4" Grinder.

  7. DieselDeere

    DieselDeere LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 411

    What do you use you DeWalt DW006 for Ultimate Lawn?
  8. coalburner

    coalburner LawnSite Member
    Messages: 68

    I got one for Christmas and absolutely love it. No regrets.
  9. lazer 46

    lazer 46 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 521

    Weather one can justify the expense of buying a magnamatic is strictly up to the individual. Everybody's situation is different. I got by with a hand grinder for many years. Not really pleased with the edge I was putting on the blades but it was good enough, especially for some of the lawns I do(basically cow pastures). I took the plunge last summer and got the Magnamatic 9000 and balancer. I went for the stand also. After seeing how this thing sharpens I realized how bad I was sharpening my blades with a hand grinder, and even the cow pastures cut easier because I actually got the right angle and a sharp edge on the blade. In my case, well worth the money.
  10. OP
    Blessed 1

    Blessed 1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 515

    Now I'm all confused, and my wife is throwing in her 2 cents like she is going to sharpen a blade...............hahaha. Of course you know what she is saying. This is the part when coming together as one and talking about (most) purchases (over $100)before you purchase them comes back to really haunt you......;) :eek:

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