tungsten carbide blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by j fisher, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. j fisher

    j fisher LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    Anyone using Tungsten Carbide blades? If so, are they worth the extra cost?
     
  2. GNRL

    GNRL LawnSite Member
    from Wi
    Messages: 51

    I bought two new sets one reg set and one hard tipped and mixed them up. The first time I changed them you could pick the cheaper one out of the three. The second time with only one hard tipped blade no noticeable difference.
     
  3. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    I used to work for a cabinet shop and we could get plain steel router bits much sharper than the carbide bits when sharpening them.
     
  4. op4_camper

    op4_camper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    Some one didn't know how to sharpen carbide then.
     
  5. Mower For Less

    Mower For Less LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    Speaking of sharpening, you will need a diamond wheel to do it. You regular grinding wheel will not touch the carbide, so thats another consideration.

    I'm waiting until they come out with diamond tipped mower blades ;)

    Kevin
     
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,494

    I'll stick with regular blades and keep the sharpened up, thank you.
     
  7. j fisher

    j fisher LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    Thanks for the replies. I'll stick with the regular.
     

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