New Mower Blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MDLawn, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,284

    Sorry if this question has been asked at one point or another. When you guys get new mower blades do you sharpen them before putting them on? They look a little dull to me and just wanted to see what everyone else does.

    Thanks guys!

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    I do, razor sharp.....
  3. Mowbizz

    Mowbizz LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 970

    the answer is no
  4. esparzalandscaping

    esparzalandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 85

    depends on the manufacturer of the blade... for example, Stens blades for come pre sharpened but Oregon blades don't...
  5. Bob_n_weave

    Bob_n_weave LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    I do not sharpen new blades. I do check the balance.
  6. AmGreen

    AmGreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    why would you? a razor sharp blade will dull much faster than one with a small flat area at the cutting point. call the manufacturer and ask them...i'm sure they know.
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  7. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    Nada cuts great out of the box
  8. Oregon OEP

    Oregon OEP Sponsor
    Messages: 142

    Our blades are milled to approximately a .030" thick cutting edge(without paint). The paint does add to the edge but wears off quickly. The razor sharp edge does tend to curl under quicker and give a dull rounded edge much sooner than the "thicker" edge.
  9. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,284

    I did buy Oregon blades so your suggestion is to just use them and let the paint wear off?

  10. Oregon OEP

    Oregon OEP Sponsor
    Messages: 142

    That is what we suggest but some will take the paint off the milled edge before they use the blade.

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