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Sharpening Blades

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by HBLandscaping, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. HBLandscaping

    HBLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    I have a question about sharpening , I have seen afew people sharpen only one side (Bottom)of the blade when re-sharpening while others do both sides (Top and Bottom).

    How many of you do both sides?
    Who does only the bottom side?

    What are the pros and Cons of this?

    It seems to make alot sharper edge when both sides are done. I only do the bottom but am thinking about doing both sides.

    Let me know what you think about this idea, Thanks
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    I sharpen as they come new (top only), If sharpening both top and bottom or just bottom were better wouldn't you think the OEM's would do the same ?

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

    I sharpen the top only just about every morning.
  4. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    Like the other guys say, top only!!!!
  5. ncls

    ncls LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    top only. Unless you chop a rock and have a healthy nick, then you have to do the bottom of both sides of the blade to even it up.
  6. Mark in MD

    Mark in MD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    I sharpen the top of course. Then, when I'm done, I run one swipe along the bottom, at the same plane as the bottom. This really doesn't grind much steel -- it mostly just cleans the bottom and makes the edge super-sharp!

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