Xstra blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by awm, Oct 6, 2000.

  1. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    One thing that can avoid a nasty cut is to
    wrap your blades in newspaper. Id be interested
    in hearing any shortcuts or little tricks
    you fellas have learned to make to make the
    work go easier or better

  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,492

    Leather gloves work real well, too.
  3. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,262

    I carry my extra blades in a PVC pipe. Capped on one end and a screw cap on the other. It holds 6, 21" blades.
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    I keep my blades in a plastic tote tray with a set of 3 blades on each side and keep this in the tool box in the truck. We always wear leather gloves when handling the blades, because I get them razor sharp when I sharpen them.

    I think I have shared all my tips in the past year on this forum. I think the first one was using double blades and it has been hashed over several times.

    Another was cleaning the carbon out of the exhaust port when your loosing power on a 2 cycle engine which has been over looked by at least one member. I won't mention any names Andy. :D

    Another one I shared on the snow forum was building a cab for my John Deere tractor we also use for snow plowing.

    Another one was my spring assist on the trailer gate that I came up with a couple years before EZ Gate became popular. This can be seen on my website for anyone that hasn't seen it.

    I guess that's all I can come up with for now. I'll try to do better in the next year. :)
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,492

    Bob, That's pretty neat that you do that with PVC pipe, I do the same thing! I bolted a leather strap handle down the side, and one at the end also. We thought about marketing these things and calling them something like the "Blade Caddy" or something. You KNOW they would SELL in shops everywhere! You how much we pay for those stupid mesh litter bags for our mowers. They work GREAT! But imagine how much is wrapped up in material compared to the cost. Simple design!:)
  6. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    The plastic pipe is a good idea.
    As far as the gloves go anytime im working
    with tools or or equipment Iwear gloves.
    I decided Iwas just tired having busted
    knuckles and cuts all the time.

    MIDSOUTH LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    i like the plastic pipe idea-i am gonna make one this weekend

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