Mower Blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CBramble, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. CBramble

    CBramble LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    I just bought a new Ninja blade for my Snapper mower. When I picked it up I looked it over and the blade is really dull. I asked the guy at the store if I needed to sharpen it,he said that contrary to belief you don't need a sharp blade and just put it on the mower how it is. I just looked at him funny and said OK. Now from what I have read and have always believed is that you want a sharp blade. Which is it?
  2. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419

    a razor sharp blade is more supseptible to getting nicked up from hitting rocks and other objects. Was the blade really dull, or is it painted and just makes it look dull because of the paint layer?
  3. CBramble

    CBramble LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    I could run my hand over it no problem. It was butterknife sharp....:rolleyes:
  4. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 840

    Generally there is a sharp edge on a new blade under the paint. So yes just put the blade on and after 15 minutes of cutting the paint will be worn off and there will be a sharp edge underneath the paint.
  5. dcgreenspro

    dcgreenspro LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 688

    that mower blade should be sharp! if it isn't you will tear the grass and not cut it. you want to make the blade as sharp as possible. Talk to you local golf course mechanic, he can make it damn sharp.

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