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New sharpener does any use this one?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by adam5557, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. adam5557

    adam5557 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    I went to home depot to get a cheap cone balancer and it came with this sharpener that attaches to a drill and it works way better then my bench grinder.Has any got one of these and how do they like it?thanks just curious to what people have to say about it.adam
  2. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    You've got to be kidding? My first year when I didn't know any better, I bought that same thing. It didn't work at all! It just didn't remove any material at all.

    My bench grinder works great though.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    no man, buy you a good blade machine- if nothing else try a hand grinder.
  4. adam5557

    adam5557 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    I must be using my grinder wrong then ,its a double wheel, where should i put the blade when sharpening it as i am clueless to sharpening. thanks
  5. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,640

    Cutting edge on the top and grind away!
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I have a Makita 4.5" circular grinder which I like a lot but yes I also bought the cone balancer because it's perfect for the application, the only thing is the cone only balances statically and not dynamically.
    And yes, it came with the sharpener but my drill doesn't have the pressure I need so it's slow going because it doesn't shave no steel off... The only thing I like about it is that it is a fine grit wheel whereas the circular grinder I use is rough so I gotta go real easy like.
    Then after I used the sharpening bit I noticed the plastic piece was all torn to shreds and so it's basically meant for a home-owner who wants to sharpen the one blade on their pushmower once/year, but me I got 21 blades need to be sharpened weekly so this thing doesn't cut it for me.
    Still, the cone balancer is cool.

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