Who balances blades??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mowerdave, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. ozd12005

    ozd12005 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    always have and always will
  2. stuffdeer

    stuffdeer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,617

    May I ask....How do you balance a blade.

    I'm new, so Please don't laugh.
  3. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    you use a blade balancer.

    GEO :waving:
  4. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 2,412

  5. Dunn's

    Dunn's LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,534

    What they said but you could also stick a 3 inch nail in the side of your work bench hang the blade on there after sharpening if it leans to one side that side needs more sharpening not as accurate but it does work.
  6. ozd12005

    ozd12005 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    I run 21" s so this balancer for 3 bucks works just fine

  7. Lawn Tek

    Lawn Tek LawnSite Senior Member
    from u s a
    Messages: 457

    The instant the blades are engaged ,grass clippings land on the blade and make the freshly balanced blade unbalanced , correct ?
  8. Up North

    Up North LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MN
    Messages: 1,063

    I used too up until last year. Stopped doing it and I can't tell any difference nor any vibration, like someone said above I don't think it's a major issue on commercial machines, plus if a blade is really dinged up bad most LCO's just throw it out. I've used the little cone thing pictured above and it's not accurate, I've had blades with huge chunks taken out and the cone showed it to be perfectly balanced, and visa-versa. Same thing with the nail in the wall trick, probably a bit more accurate but not worth the time. Unless you want to spend $150+ will you be able to get an accurate balance.

  9. martinfan06

    martinfan06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 631

    If grass is STAYING on your blades when mower is engaed.......you need to get your mower checked out its very sick.

    That may be 1 of the dumbest things ive ever heard:dizzy:.
  10. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 2,412

    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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