Which blade manufacturer?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by jf69, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. jf69

    jf69 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    Hi all.. Im looking at all these different blade companies out there and wondering what you guys are using. Right now Im running hi lifts on my machines. I came across stens and the price is cheap does that meabn the blades are cheaply made also?
  2. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,372

    There are basically Two manufacturers of Blades in the US. Rotary, Stens I believe most of the box stores carry blades from these Two manufacturers. The majority of the power equipment dealers in the US are supplied by the same Two sources.
    easy-lift guy
  3. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    OREGONĀ® Makes their own blades.
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  4. Choppin

    Choppin LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sunbelt makes good blades... They make the Xtremes and they are Marbain steel
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  5. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    Its not the brand of blade you buy that counts, its the type of blade with the best lift that gives you the best cut on the different types of grass you cut. Blade manufactures have a set safety standard that they must follow. There is a big difference between some blades with the lift and design that will affect your cut. Then again some mower decks just plain suck with most blades. You need to experiment with different blades on "your" mower to see what works best for you. A lot of the new mowers have odd ball blade sizes so you are limited to variety and have to use OEM blades.

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