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Magna Matic woth the money?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jet Mech, Sep 11, 2003.

  1. Jet Mech

    Jet Mech LawnSite Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 27

    I have to say yes! I purchased a Mag 9000 this spring. I was hopeful that it would provide me with some time savings when sharpening blades. (God knows nobody wants to spend a lot of time with a grinder and blades following a full day of cutting.)
    I was pleasantly suprised with the speed of the Mag 9000 blade grinder. I was even more pleased with the quality of edge and cut that my blades had following sharpening. The Mag 9000 grinder is an "investment", as mentioned in previous posts. I have found it to be a worth while "investment in time". It has provided me with more free time and a great finished product.
     
  2. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,194

    JetMech, how many mowers do you have, how many blades do you sharpen on a weekly basis?
     
  3. Jet Mech

    Jet Mech LawnSite Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 27

    Rustic Goat, I currently have three mowers. (Two of which I run doubles on.) So on an average week I sharpen 15 blades. This figure is based on each set of blades getting sharpened on 8-10 hour intervals.

    With the time savings from using the Mag 9000, I have freed up enough time to accasionally sharpened a neighbor's blades off of his three mowers as well. Even with the additional blades, I come in well under the time that it took to sharpen blades in the past.
     
  4. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Messages: 1,647

    And how did you do it in the past?

    Specs of the grinder?

    How much time saved?
     
  5. Jet Mech

    Jet Mech LawnSite Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 27

    Sorry for the delay, "GLAN".

    In the past I used a combination of bench grinder and/or 4 1/2" hand grinder. Both of which would over temp the mower blades and would take forever to remove material. It makes a great difference in having the proper grit abrasive wheel. (Refer to Magna Matic's web site for in depth details.) Not to mention having a dead on, consistant grinder angle.
     

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