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 06-13-2000, 22:33 Post: 17168
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What is your method of sharpening finish mower blades??? I use a bench grinder to remove all dings, add a straight blunt edge and balance the blade--then use a 6" x 48" bench belt sander (80 grit belt) to put on the final edge, and make sure the blade is still balanced. This is very unorthodox, but puts a fine edge on the blade and doesn't appear to cause the blade to loose its temper as long as I quench the blade frequently. Obviously there must be faster and better ways to accomplish this sharpening task. Also--how many hours of finish mowing before sharpening your blades?? Mike S.






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 06-13-2000, 22:37 Post: 17169
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Mike, I do about the same thing, except I have a smaller belt sander. And sometimes I don't even use it at all; just the bench grinder. And as far as how many hours; I don't know, it varies; depends of whether I get into the gravel and such or not. I just check them frequently and sharpen as needed.






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 06-13-2000, 22:37 Post: 17170
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What is your method of sharpening finish mower blades??? I use a bench grinder to remove all dings, add a straight blunt edge and balance the blade--then use a 6" x 48" bench belt sander (80 grit belt) to put on the final edge, and make sure the blade is still balanced. This is very unorthodox, but puts a fine edge on the blade and doesn't appear to cause the blade to loose its temper as long as I quench the blade frequently. Obviously there must be faster and better ways to accomplish this sharpening task. Also--how many hours of finish mowing before sharpening your blades?? (Sorry this was accidentally posted to JDP instead of here where it belongs) Mike S.






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 06-13-2000, 22:42 Post: 17171
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Sorry--this was posted in the wrong forum (DUH!) There is another copy of this in the IMPLEMENTS forum. Mike S.






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 06-14-2000, 12:09 Post: 17178
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Mike,
IMHO, your method is about as good as it gets. I bought a special blade sharpening tool to put a specific angle on the blade. After a few mowings...I didn't notice a blessed difference over the old trusty method.






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 06-14-2000, 12:25 Post: 17179
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Thanks, Michael, that was useful info--I was kind of fishing for thoughts on specialized blade sharpners. Mike S.






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