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Recomendations on Blade Sharpeners

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Gonzo686, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. Gonzo686

    Gonzo686 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Howdy, I've been looking for a blade grinder and would like some input on which on would be the best buy. The Mag is a little out of price range. Have been looking at the RBG and 1 from Foley Bellshaw. I want to be able to do Mulching blades also. Found one from Oregon but it looks a little flimsy. Thanks for any info.. Oh BTW, What are they talking about with Left handed blades??
  2. Mower For Less

    Mower For Less LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. BobR

    BobR LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 714

    Gonzo686 -- Welcome to Lawn Site. Your lack of responses is due to fact that this subject has been beaten to death. Tons of info in the archives on Sharpeners try a couple 'searches' and you will be an expert..

    Mulching blades - Multi level and wavey edges will not be sharpened well on anything but the Best machine that Magna Matic markets (read expensive).

    I use a "Fireball Jr" it only sharpens straight blades and has the provision to sharpen Left & Right hand blades (direction of rotation of the stone is changed by a toggle switch)..

    A good general rule in equipment is "you get what you pay for" something with a price that is too good to be true usually is, be prepared to drop about $500 for a reliable commercial blade sharpener.

    Hope this helps a bit
  4. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    I have the rbg grinder, and it works great. The cost was around 400.00. It has an adapter for mulching blades that I am ordering to see how it works. The time to sharpen and ballance a blade is around 2 minutes + -.I am very happy with it. :)
  5. Gonzo686

    Gonzo686 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Thanks for the info Guys, I will do the search in the arcives for more. :)
  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    Messages: 8,745

    welcome the the site :)

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