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Putting Temper Back Into Your Blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Canadian GreenScape, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. windflower

    windflower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,083

    They are nice machines, but I'm too cheap to buy one. I get by with a 8" delta grinder.
     
  2. DXN1EL

    DXN1EL LawnSite Senior Member
    from TEXAS
    Messages: 569

    What I do is clamp the blade on a table and place a bottle full of water with a hole on the cap and have the bottle spray water on the blade while I'm sharpening it with an angle grinder It does't even get warm
     
  3. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,421

    my blades were so dull it made me lose my temper!
     
  4. milkie62

    milkie62 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 833

    Try cleaning your wheel with a stone.You could be plugging it up with crap from the blade causing you to apply more pressure which in turn makes heat.
     
  5. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    You can use harden rods weld on the blade

    There is a new Blade sharpener I can buy from my wholesaler The Wheel is in a bath of water sharpen blades with a wet grinder If I can find someone buy mine I'll buy a wet sharpener
     
  6. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,837

    Ditch the bench grinder for a flapper wheel on a angle grinder. I use a 60 grit and it's really hard to get it overheated. Also, it's a lot easier and faster for me than the bench grinder.
     

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