mower blade

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by jwhary, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. jwhary

    jwhary LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I just bought a brand new mower blade for my craftsman 21 inch and the blade was completely dull. Is this how new blades are sold or am i missing something?
  2. beransfixitinc

    beransfixitinc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    Is it dull? Or have you just not knocked the paint off yet? Paint can clump on the edge and make it seem like it is dull if you run your hand over it. Sand the paint off the edge with something and see if it is any better. Also, new blades probably will not be as sharp as blades that have been sharpened. The manufacturer probably has different tolerances for what is sharp than what a dealer has that is sharpening.

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