Just got into the lawn business and my brother gave me his old snapper 36" wb that is 8 years old. I used it yesterday for the first time on my yard and it cuts pretty well. It squeaks some (he did not properly grease it) but does fine. It missed maybe one string of grass on a pass but that was about it. Could it be the blades need sharpening? Maybe I will just buy a new set. Starting to get used to it now. Have not used it with the velke (wheel) yet. Any tips for operating it with or without the velke? I greased it to see if that would take out the squeaks and it helped a lot but still has just a few. Considering it was free (he got a john deere) it is great. Business is going good also. Been in it for 2 weeks and already 10 customers. Starts right up on the first try after sitting up for almost 2 years. Any tips on what i shouold do to prolong the life of it? How often do you grease them? If I cut 5 to 7 yards a week how many times should I sharpen the blades. Any help would be greatly appreciated.