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  1. 2000ssm6

    2000ssm6 Super OPE Member

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    We need a jig at work to help with sharpening mower blades. I've looked at the yellow hornet and like the design but I'm not taking the grinder guard off due to safety.

    Just something that will help hold the blade in a vise would be fine.
     
  2. P.M.P.

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    I just use a flat file
     
  3. old guy

    old guy Love me some Husqvarna

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    Rub em on a bench grinder.
     
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    I always use both the grinder and then a fine file. But I am a stickler for balancing the blades.
     
  5. Dub11

    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Flap disk ftw!
     
  6. Time's Standing Stihl

    Time's Standing Stihl Below me...

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    Yup.
     
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    CR888 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    If its small push mower blades, I'd just put new ones on, there pretty cheap. Ride on blades, different story.
     
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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    Them blade aren't as cheap as me lol.
     
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    Cope1024 Stihl Crazy

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    I've used a flat file for over 50 years.
     
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    Dustin4185 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Belt grinder or flap wheels. We have a cheap HF 1x30” belt grinder that does a good job.
     
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    I just use the bench grinder and a nail on the wall to check balance. It's pretty easy to freehand.
     
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    smokey7 Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Angle grinder and a nail for me. Been workin for me since i was a luttle kid. Doing it in a shop setting is much different then at home tho.
     
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    Flat file
     
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    I tote them off to work and use a big grinder .Besides that I don't get paid to sharpen my blades at home .Plus more times than not they need some work on the arbor press .Damned Toro high lifts aren't built real sturdy,they bend .
     
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    It depends...... just looking to touch up the edge or grind back a nice smooth edge on a blade that looks like they tried to mow a chain link fence. For a really chewed up blade i start with my version of the yellow hornet and a very aggressive flap disk then finish on the Bradley S90. If the customet hasnt trashed the blade i just use the Bradley blade grinder. If i had more room in the shop i would get a belt grinder. I use a Tecomec balancer.
     
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    Flap disc. We had magna matic blade balancer in the shop. Great tool.
     
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    RI Chevy DollyKitaStihlvarna Runner

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    Any photos of the professional setups guys? I would love to see them. And the end results. Please.
     
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    Not really a pro setup but what i use in my shop. I built the blade cleaner and the grinder is a Bradley S90. The blade shows the finish off the Bradley 20180612_204015.jpg
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    Marshy WFO Cutting

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    Big old angle grinder.
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    CoreyB Yep I am your neighborhood coffee man

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    Burr king ceramic belt grinder. Out of most people's budget but if doing many blades out saves tons of time.
     
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