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Sharpening mower blades
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Wes    Posted 09-12-2004 at 20:25:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi there, I have a lawn business and I need to ask a question on how to sharpen a mower blade. I have a toro Zero turn around mower, that has three blades. When I sharpen my blades on a bench grinder they seem to be sharp, but when I go to cut grass after sharpening them, some of the blades of grass are cut evenly across but some are not, is that normal or not, or is there a solution? THANKS

BobInMN    Posted 09-13-2004 at 19:49:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wes, I run a Scag Turf Tiger. I notice that I leave some uncut grass if there is a build up under my deck. If I'm cutting dry grass I don't get a build up, but when I mow my backyard, which has a lot of weeds, it collects under the deck. One site that you might want to check out is

mojo    Posted 09-13-2004 at 04:25:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't follow, is one blade leaving an uneven swath? Or are individual blades of grass not cut evenly across the top? Or do you have swirls along one blades path?
#1:bent blade mount
#2:grass laid over (probably behind wheel)
#3:bent blade
Sorry if I'm being dense.

bill b va    Posted 09-13-2004 at 00:43:43       [Reply]  [No Email]

check for bent blades .

Doc    Posted 09-12-2004 at 20:49:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
I could give you a large summary of how to properly sharpen blades but I won't. If you have a mowing business you should just invest in the proper sharpening tools to keep your mowers at top level. I would even buy a dc to ac converter to hook to you vehicle battery so that you could sharpen on the job or keep an extra set of sharp blades so that you could switch them out at any time.
The link below is one of the best sharpener tools available.............. Be sure to keep them balanced for safety sake and to lengthen bearing life.

uncletom    Posted 09-13-2004 at 05:17:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I clamp them in a vice and use a 4 inch grinder on them. you can really control the bevel on them. It really does a nice job. Then balance them.

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