Sharpening my own blades; what tool to use

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MorpheusPA
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Re: Sharpening my own blades; what tool to use

Post by MorpheusPA » October 16th, 2020, 9:21 am

Unmount? Balance? What is this? :-)

My blade is fifteen years old. Yes, yes, I know. It has more nicks than my oldest cloud paintbrush. It still works, durn it. It chops the entire garden every year.

The mower has a clothes line jiggered in to start it. The power line is a steel cable wrapped around the band that broke. I'm on the third spark plug. That older B&S engine still runs like new and starts on the first pull 85% of the time.

I'll replace it when I can't fix it myself any longer.

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Re: Sharpening my own blades; what tool to use

Post by edslawn » October 17th, 2020, 6:02 pm

As an update, I recently installed a set of Gator G6 blades on my tractor. I cut last week, but didn't have too many leaves. This week, I had a lot of leaves to mulch. The new blades absolutely pulverized the leaves. The factory mulching blades did ok, but these were much better and turned the leaves to 1/4" particulate dust. Really pleased.

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