Who uses a blade sharpner ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Rougewave, Jul 2, 2005.

  1. Rougewave

    Rougewave LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 23

    Like one of these..........do you think its worth the $$$ I am looking at one for 400 bucks

  2. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,912


    I have a 3/4 hp RBG ..... very nice grinder ..... it was like 4$$ something off eBay ...
  3. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    If your going to spend that kind of money go with one of the top two brands. I think R.B.G. is a top brand the other is Magnamatic. I haven't used either but someone on Lawnsite can tell you which is best for the money. I use a file but I only have 2 mowers.
  4. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    Looks like you a little behind on the sharpening there Fantasy Lawns.
  5. lawncare4u

    lawncare4u LawnSite Senior Member
    from S>C>
    Messages: 399

    check with Travis at wacolandscapesupply.com he carries the 88-021 and 88-023 Oregon they are good grinders
  6. iluvscag

    iluvscag LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 743

    We use an old grinder that will keep up with any newer one. This one is from the 70's, I don't know the name or make of it. I do know you sit down to do it. I would still put it aginst any blade sharpener. :)
  7. tazman

    tazman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    I just bought off of ebay a RGB 1201-B grinder that looks like the one pictured in this post for $154, including freight. My question is, how are you suppose to sharpen the blade? It did not come with a manual. I have some what of an idea, put was curious if any one could provide me with any more information. It is in pretty good shape with a good grinding stone on it. Thanks in advance for any info.
  8. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,929

    We have the same setup as fantasy. It works great. It helps us keep the blades balanced better and also helps them last longer.

  9. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,420

    I use an Oregon blade grinder, been real pleased with it.
  10. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,491

    I've had a Magnamatic blade sharpener for several years now and wouldn't be without one. My friend has one like you show so I've compared them. The Magnamatic is more money but to me it truly is worth more money.

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