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These are 3 separate blades for a 21" Toro Super Recycler by the way.
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These are 3 separate blades for a 21" Toro Super Recycler by the way.
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Yup they look like Lawn Mower Blades!!! LOL

What do you use to sharpen them and how often (hours)?

When I sharpen mine I try to keep the whole angle not just the tips, I just think it gives the grass a cleaner cut, but that is just my option as I am a newbie.
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I'll give details after I've heard more comments - good or bad.
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I guess I never said what I do. I have a 8" grinder that I use and lightly clean up with a file. I sharpen/ change out every 20 or so hours of use on my 54" zero turn and switch out my walk behind every 2 weeks I would guess 10 hours or so. Some times it will change if I have an odd clean up job or feel they have taken more abuse then normal.

Input would be appreciated!

I am actually doing them tomorrow and will try to remember to take pic.
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67 views and not one other person has ANYTHING to say about what you've looked at?

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I need to do mine. I normally have it done with the oil change but noticed it needs it by looking ay grass I cut. Thwy are gator blades anyone even know how to sharpen them? I was just going to get an extra set and slap them on in the mean time.
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I cant really see the leading edge profile from the pictures , and to me thats the most important part .I dont leave my blades looking like those though ,my final cuts are the full width of the bevel in a straight line ,then I run them on my synthetic wire wheel to remove the burrs ,not sure if it makes any difference [my method probably shortens the life of the blade if anything] ,its just the way I have always done them .
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OK. I can't take it any longer and I can't believe I haven't been flooded with "that looks like CRAP" posts. (Maybe I should have posted on that "other" lawn site)


I DID NOT SHARPEN THESE.

I PAID my dealer to sharpen them.

They look like heck to me, but honestly, I don't know what a good, sharp blade should look like.
I've only been doing this since last year essentially, and all I've done is use a file on them. That said, I never put 6 different angles on one blade. Sheesh! To me, these look like something I would have done the first time I tried using a grinder.

The dealer used a grinder of some sort. I did see him balance between "grinds", but I dunno... that just looks like a bad job to me.

Am I wrong?
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To be honest, I wouldnt have paid for them... Id have demanded them to be resharpened and a new blade to go with them for the crappy job.

The blade should be sharpened full width, not just the tips... SAME ANGLE/PITCH, not some half assed hack job.

My 4 year old could honestly do better. No offense...

But if my dealer ever brought those out to me, Id laugh them right back to the grinder after I called the owner over to look at the hack job they did.

Correct me if I am wrong, but looks like the "blued" one of them as well, which will make it lose the temper and not hold an edge more than one yard...
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yep he is correct thats a hack job all day long...i would take them back to the shop and show the owner and demand a re do on them for sure ...
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