Serving All Of Mobile County Alabama
Phone: 251-583-5955
2941 Pretty Branch Drive West • Mobile AL 36618

Expert Sharpening Service

Its more than just sharpening - de-rusting, cleaning, adjusting and oiling as necessary are included with every sharpening service.

Service & Convenience

I combine old-fashioned service, techniques and workmanship with state-of-the-art technology to provide convenience.

Repair & Recondition

I repair & recondition all types of tools and cutting instruments and I will make your cast-iron skillet look & cook better than ever before.

Restoration

One of my passions is restoration of old tools, giving them many more years of use. I always work to maintain the integrity of original material and design.

Tool Stamping & Engraving

Stamp or engrave your hand tools and garden tools for $1.00 per item. Hand stamp wood or metal. Engraving for any metal surface. Acid etching too!

Mail-in Service

Send your items by Priority Mail and they will be returned within 48 to 72 hours. Include return postage with sharpening fees.

My Recent Blog Posts

Mobile Alabama Lawn Mower Repair

Mobile Alabama Lawn Mower Repair

 

Just a reminder for my customers – my services are just a hobby that gives me a little extra income and something to keep me busy. I only want so much work, so if you need a lawn mower repaired please call me at 251-583-5955 to see what my schedule looks like. I may have one or two jobs already lined up or my wife and I might be doing a little traveling. I hate to disappoint anyone but its better you know up front that I cannot always give timely service on lawn mower repairs.

This mower is an example of a real time-eater: another mower left outside. The customer said a tire went flat and she left the mower where it was – for two years. Luckily the hood covered the engine so there was no damage to the engine but the steering was frozen due to rust and the tires had dry rotted. It took a couple of days to free everything up and find new tires. Then a full maintenance was performed – filters, oil change, blade sharpening, etc. Now it runs and cuts good as new.

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Published: June 7, 2016

Honda Mower Blade Sharpening

HONDA LAWNMOWER BLADE SHARPENING IN MOBILE ALABAMA AREA

Honda Mower Blade Sharpening

HONDA LAWNMOWER BLADE SHARPENING IN MOBILE ALABAMA AREA

HONDA LAWNMOWER BLADE SHARPENING IN MOBILE ALABAMA AREA

Honda mower blades are high speed blades built much lighter steel than lawn mower blades for other mowers. This allows them to spin at a higher speed than most. However, since the blades are made with thinner steel, one must be careful of generating too much heat while sharpening the edges. I recommend the blades be sharpened with a file and finished with a fine rotary stone.

I can sharpen all mower blades including Honda HRR models.
Some blades recently sharpened include:

  • HRR2169PKA
  • HRR2169VKA
  • HRR2169VLA
  • HRR2169VYA
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Published: June 7, 2016

Walking Canes and Walking Sticks

Walking Cane Store

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Published: June 6, 2016

Watch Battery Replacement

Watch Battery Replacent
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Published: June 5, 2016

Lawn Mower Blade Sharpening

Lawn Mower Blade Sharpening

Lawn Mower Blade Sharpening
Mobile Alabama

 

Lawn mower blades are hard. They have to be because of the tremendous beating they take. Metal hardening is a critical issue with manufacturers because if the blade is too hard it become brittle and will crack or chip when it encounters a stone or practically any hard object in the grass. On the other hand, if the blade is too soft, it will dull easily and need regular sharpening which decreases the life of the blade.

When you take your blades off for sharpening, take a good look at them and try to determine what their inherent weakness may be. If they are bent or very dull you may want to try another brand of blade. If they are cracked or chipped, you may want to try antother brand also. Switch brands once in a while until you find one you are happy with. All blades are not equal.

Sharpening lawn mower blades is somewhat critical too. The very best way to prevent damage from the sharpening process is to place the blade in a steady, bench-mounted vise and use an aggressive file to resharpen the edge. It takes a long time and many of you may not have a vise. Be sure to wear heavy leather gloves while sharpening because just one slip and you can get a mighty nasty cut.

What about using power tools? Well, it makes sharpening a lot quicker but if you do not control the heat, you will soften the blade and it will then experience a short, short useful life. Here is a method that does work though – keep water running on the blade and don’t sharpen but a few seconds at a time. Even with the down time for cooling, it is much quicker than sharpening with a file.

Here are photos of a pair of blades I sharpened with a power grinder with a “flapper” sanding disk attached. The blades were fastened securely in an outsed vise and water from a water hose ran over them constantly. I checked every 20 seconds or so for heat. If the blades get too hot to touch, you’ve already gone to long. Alternate between 5 seconds of sharpening and 10 seconds of cooling. Take your time and you can get lawn mower blades sharp like these:

Lawn Mower Blade Sharpening in Mobile Alabama

Super Sharp Shop
ph: 251-583-5955

Lawn Mower Blade Sharpening in Mobile Alabama

Lawn Mower Blade Sharpening in Mobile Alabama

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Published: May 31, 2016

Lawn Mower Repair

Lawn Mower Repair Semmes and Mobile Areas
Lawn Mower When It Arrived: Had been left outside in rain and without cover or hood. Engine was seized and full of water. Steering was rusted and frozen.

Lawn Mower When It Arrived: Had been left outside in rain and without cover or hood. Engine was seized and full of water. Steering was rusted and frozen. Here it is with replacement engine.

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Original Engine was full of water and seized.

Yes, I, along with my neighbor, repair lawnmowers. Since this is more of a hobby than a business, we accept repair jobs with the understanding that we keep irregular hours and may be unable to accept new work at some times due to too much work. We will however give you an honest estimate of turn-around time if the repair work is accepted.

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Published: May 28, 2016 | Comments: 0