Lawn Mower Blade Sharpening

Lawn Mower Blade Sharpening in Mobile Alabama

Lawnmower Blade Sharpening and Balancing in Mobile Alabama
Lawnmower Blade Sharpening and Balancing in Mobile Alabama

Lawnmower Blade Sharpening and Balancing in Mobile Alabama

Lawn mower blade sharpening service for Mobile Alabama. Quick turn-around. Call to check how busy I am at the time you need your lawnmower blades sharpened. If I’m not doing some type of critical work I can stop to sharpen and balance your blades while you wait about 10 to 15 minutes.

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Published: March 28, 2016

Lawnmower Blade Sharpening in Mobile Alabama

Lawn Mower Blade Sharpening Service in Mobile Alabama Area

Lawnmower Blade Sharpened in Mobile AL

 

Your lawnmower blades make around 800 chops per minute and in most lawns the material available for cutting includes sticks, small stones and other debris you do not notice. Lawnmower blades take a terrible beating. The steel used for mower blades is relatively soft too, around 40 to low 50 Rc which means they do not hold an edge like most knives.

So, what’s the best way to sharpen lawn mower blades? For most blades, use a file to put a chisel edge on the top side of the blade. A very small touch up to the bottom is usually all that is necessary. Do not try to turn the blade into a razor–it’s a waste of time and the blade will dull somehat quickly anyway.

Another note: If you use a grinder to apply the chisel edge, be very careful of how much heat is generated in the blade. Go lightly, very lightly with a power grinder. Every time you generate heat you are softening the blade which means you will be replacing them sooner than you would like.

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Published: March 16, 2016

Lawn Mower Blade Sharpening

Mobile AL Lawn Mower Blade Sharpening

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Mobile AL Lawn Mower Blade Sharpening

Mobile AL
Lawn Mower Blade Sharpening
Super Sharp Shop
251-583-5955

Mr. J.G. dropped off a pair of lawn mower blades for sharpening yesterday. The blades were in very good shape and the cutting edges were similar to what one would find on a new blade – okay but not really sharp.

I have had to take my lawn mower blade sharpening to a much higher level than that of years ago because todays mowers are designed to cut the grass blades multiple times. The decks of todays mowers are designed with a domed and/or crowned designed which provide space for the cuttings/clippings to be flipped upwards into the deck well above the rotating cutting blade. The clippings then fall back down and are recut multiple times.

Today, the lawn mower blade and deck are designed to work in unison to handle the recut of clippings. The mower’s blade angles and cutting surfaces are designed for efficiency in the overall process so the cutting angle and edge are very important. There is more to it than just blade sharpness. A dull lawn mower blade will sever the grass blades leaving the grasses’ tiny veins sticking upwards. A day or so later, the grass will appear brown or slightly browned out. A sharp mower blade will create a straight clean scissor like cut.

Mr. J.G. while sharpening your blades I followed and maintained the original angle on the straight edge of the blade as well as the curved edge inwards towards the center of the blade. This will keep the blades cutting as originally designed, working in conjuction with the deck design. This allows the deck to do it’s part and not leave stringy grass blade veins behind.

How sharp did I sharpen your blades. Not too sharp. An overly sharpened blade will dull much too fast. I applied edges just shy of razor sharp and used a belt sander with 1200 grit on the original upwards sloping angle. The straight edges were profided with hand files and finished with 1200 grit on the belt. I then  balanced the blades.

Thank you for your business. If you would, lease leave a review of my work HERE. Reviews from customers like you are very important for my business.

Happy cutting,
Terry

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Published: July 23, 2015