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RBG blade sharpeners

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by whiteclifflawn, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. whiteclifflawn

    whiteclifflawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    I am looking to get a RBG blade sharpener, been thinking of it for years, my dealer says the 1/2 hp is plenty, but I am looking to buy something once, and not every have to worry about it, at least for a while, have any of you guys got one, and are they the best? and is 1/2 hp enough for 61"-36" cut blades about 75 blades a week.

    RKISTNER1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 169

    There going for $699.00 on E-bay. Is that a good deal?
  3. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,230

    Seems kinda high for the price to me.
    Shop around. We have used an RBG grinder for a few years and love it. I think it is onl 1/2 HP and we sharpern about 15 blades a day.
    Get the grit collector too!!!!
  4. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,912

    I bought a new one on eBay bought 2 years ago was the 3/4 hp with an extra blue wheel was less than $500 shipped
  5. whiteclifflawn

    whiteclifflawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    I am going to probably get one this week, I am just tired of tring to keep my edges strait, and it would be so much easier just run it though, check balance, done. I might go ahead and get the 1/2 hp, and the diamond wheel, grit collector, and wheel dresser, is the stand worth the price?
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    The 1/2 hp is significantly less than the 699 price given. If you are sharpening 75 blades a week, I would shoot for the 1 hp. This is the model 1012-C, I think. That will be up around 600, but with the one hp., it won't slow down and the motor will last you alot longer.

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