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Old 05-14-2012, 06:08 AM
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I think they look pretty decent actually, as long as the balance is correct it should do the job well!
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They look like crap to me I would not be happy if I paid someone to sharpen them and thats what I got back
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It looks like someone used an angle grinder on those not a blade grinder, I would agree that the angles seem a little off and they should have taken them back farther but I have seen much worse. As for the tempering they are push mower blades they will blue easily if you expect a dealer never to do that you should not have them sharpen a lightweight blade.
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I was going to ask how you check for balance on the blade after sharpening, but then I saw you had a dealer do it. But then.... I thought it still might be a good idea to double check them.

I found some pics of nice sharpened edges to help with comparing.



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They will cut fine for a while by only sharpening the cutting edge until you have lost the angle completely with only sharpening the cutting edge. Then they will cut like crap and no shop will take the time required to sharpen them correctly. They will tell you it's time for a new blade and you would only have gotten a 1/4 of the life the blade should have gotten.

Good for the shop, bad for the user. :-)
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Here is what they looked like minutes before I took them to be sharpened...






I had used a file to sharpen them.

#1 is the original blade from the start of last season.
#2 was purchased midway through last season.
#3 was purchased at the beginning of this season.

I'm still learning, but from everything I've read, you're supposed to keep the angle consistent across the lengths as you go. I did not put an angle on the flat, bottom side - just lightly rubbed the file across it to remove any tiny burs from sharpening the top side.

I don't see how the hell I'm supposed to resharpen the blades now that they are in the shape they are in.

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You should be able to fix them on a blade grinding machine yet. I would be looking for someone new to be doing my blades from now on
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OK, so the general consensus is that I am justified in voicing my concerns over the job done?


I thought they looked like a monkey did them, but I've never actually SEEN a sharpened blade, so I wasn't sure if it was something worth "complaining" about.

As far as I'm concerned, they destroyed them, as I can't even follow the correct angle if I try to file them myself.
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Those blades arent really that light... They shouldn't have blued the blade... Period. I could see a LCO owner maybe bluing it, or a home owner... but the shop that does this on a daily basis... This is out right stupidity.

Sure you could just sharpen the tip... not follow the true angle... But the blade is so much thinner then, will not hold the proper edge. Thats why they sharpened it on that angle in the first place when they are new.

With the money I spend at my dealer, this WOULD NOT fly... Point blank.

Think about this for instance... Would you take your freshly sharpened chainsaw out of that shop with bluing on the chain... No, I doubt you would. Same deal with a mower blade.

Inexcusable lazyness is what this is...
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complaints are well worth it.

Matter of fact, they should sharpen those same blades at no cost and throw in a new set.

If you do not complain then they will think you are just another guy they can scrw over with a quick job.

If you do, then they know they can't pull one over on ya.
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