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Will this do the job?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by ubirajara83, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. ubirajara83

    ubirajara83 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 172

  2. Mow2nd-2

    Mow2nd-2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 178

    you should be able to sharpen mower blades with it no problem but not hedge trimmers you need a file for that
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    If you want to be able to sharpen your blades much faster and easier than with that, get their 3" hand angle grinder. For 15-20 bucks, you cant get hurt,m and you will get alot more use out of it. Normally, I would recommend a bench grinder over the angle, but for the particular bench grinder we are talking here, this will be MUCH MUCH too slow.
  4. Mow2nd-2

    Mow2nd-2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 178

    sorry it didn't pay much atteton i just looked breifly at it and thought it was a bench grinder. As ground control stated i also would recommend a brench grinder.
  5. Ed Ryder

    Ed Ryder LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 541

    I have gotten excellent results by using a $70 made-in-China Home Depot 8" grinder. Once you get the technique down, you can grind out a really nice, sharp edge on mower blades.

    I have owned the more expensive blade grinders and I'm actually satisfied with the $70 grinder.
  6. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    Don't buy that piece of crap. Personally, I have used both angle grinders and bench grinders. I like the bench grinder better because you can adjust the speed. Angle grinders (for me) are way to fast and heat the blade too easily. I bought a Delta bench grinder from Lowes for around $100. It does a great job. If you can afford it though, I would get a dedicated blade grinder. I don't think you can beat the edge you can put on a blade with something like a Magna-matic. My tool rental guy has one and he can sharpen a blade nearly razor sharp.....at least knife sharp. I rented a brush cutter from him a while back and the he had the blade on that thing so dang sharp when I thought it might have cut me when I touched the blade. Ever since then I have wanted a dedicated blade sharpener.
  7. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,435

    Agree with Grits on this one just get a blade grinder. But it depends on how many mowers/blades you got. If you got anymore than 4 I'd ge a blade grinder, if not just get a bench or angle grinder which you will probably need in the future anyways.

    By the way that bench grinder you post is a pile. If your looking into something like that get a Delta you won't go wrong with it.
  8. ubirajara83

    ubirajara83 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 172

    isnt what i posted a bench grinder? If not how can i tell the diff.
  9. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
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  10. ubirajara83

    ubirajara83 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 172

    ok this doesnt help me. if you took the time to write no you could of taken a few more seconds to write me something useful

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