Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??

Blades Sharpened - How Do They Look?


Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #21  
Old 05-15-2012, 12:01 AM
wandfsmall wandfsmall is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 925
Rep Power: 5
wandfsmall is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hedgemaster View Post
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.
Yes your justified in voicing your concerns over the bad job, and you can ask for the new blades but I would not expect that you will get them. The best your going to get is hopefully they will fix them and do them the correct way.
__________________
I am the owner of www.AllOutdoorParts.com an online mower parts distributor. I am also a Briggs Master Service Technician and Expert Certified Mechanic for Kohler. If my posts helps you please like my facebook page at www.facebook.com/alloutdoorparts
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #22  
Old 05-15-2012, 05:47 AM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 74
Posts: 4,475
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book


Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 05-15-2012, 06:29 AM
yourscape yourscape is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 86
Rep Power: 4
yourscape is on a distinguished road
Default

I am actually doing them tomorrow and will try to remember to take pic.[/quote]

These are mine sharpened. I actually didn't use the grinder this time. I have a attachment for my dremel that works great, well at least I think so.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg photo(4).JPG (130.5 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg photo(5).JPG (189.4 KB, 14 views)
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 05-15-2012, 08:35 AM
monoshock's Avatar
monoshock monoshock is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Lake City TN. Is that banjos I hear ??
Age: 57
Posts: 37
Rep Power: 4
monoshock is on a distinguished road
Default

This is what i use for balancing a blade.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 05-15-2012, 08:45 AM
monoshock's Avatar
monoshock monoshock is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Lake City TN. Is that banjos I hear ??
Age: 57
Posts: 37
Rep Power: 4
monoshock is on a distinguished road
Default

Good blade info.
http://www.magna-matic.com/uploads/3...8_geometry.pdf
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 05-18-2012, 08:59 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Only have a few hedge trimming jobs tomorrow, so I'm taking the blades back in.

I'm going to ask to have them resharpened and have the blade I just bought at the end of March replaced since there wasn't anything wrong with it until it was "sharpened". (heck, none of them were all that bad actually)

I tried touching up the one on the mower with a file today, as it didn't seem to be cutting well. What a joke - no single angle to follow thanks to the "sharpening" they did.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 05-19-2012, 07:10 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

UPDATE:

I went to the dealer today. Unfortunately it was really busy and the owner was with a customer, so when it was my turn at the counter, I presented the blades to the guy who was available and asked "What's your opinion on the way these were sharpened?"

He looked at the one on top, squinted his eyes as though he was wincing, and said "Did WE do that?"

I told him that I normally just run a file along them, but when I tried that on the newly "sharpened" blade, I couldn't even find the ONE angle to sharpen it.
"Can you give me a minute, I can get these fixed up for you", and off he went, shaking his head in disbelief.

When he returned they were all looking much better. (I'll post pics later)
He then stated, "I know who did this - new kid in the shop - he's gonna hear about it on Monday." Hopefully he does say something.
Oh, and he told me they weren't balanced very well either.



I still plan on stopping back and requesting to have at least one blade replaced - the one I just bought last month.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 05-20-2012, 05:54 AM
ringahding1's Avatar
ringahding1 ringahding1 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Stillwater, MN
Posts: 316
Rep Power: 6
ringahding1 is on a distinguished road
Default

HEDGE: I would take the worst blade you have and practice on perfecting your grinding skills.
I use a 8" bench grinder DELTA 1/2 HP...This will save you crazy $$$ & time...
We sharpen blades everyday...
__________________
08 F250 Ext Cab/04 Chevy 3500
05 F350/04 F350 Diesel/12 Ram 4500 Dump
4 -60 Toro Zmaster/Lesco 48
3 -8'2" Boss V-Plows
1- Hiniker 9'6" V-Plow
20' Enclosed trailer
18' Skid & 16' Open Trailer
2012 - S185 Bobcat


Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 05-20-2012, 07:41 AM
gwoodcutter gwoodcutter is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 24
Rep Power: 0
gwoodcutter is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
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.



Wow! How do you get blades to look like that!? I'd like to know. Thanks.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
mower blade, sharpen, sharpening

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gator Blades VS. Mulching Blades Fresh Cut General Talk 21 03-22-2012 11:55 PM
What blades are best? Brint Starting a lawn care business. 2 07-19-2010 06:58 PM
Blades tiedeman Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 5 05-16-2010 10:57 PM
Why we use Gator Blades picframer General Talk 29 04-16-2010 07:11 PM
mower blades stew6371 Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 2 04-12-2010 04:02 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
bidding a cemetery....
NPM_LLC
03-28-2015 10:56 AM
Today 05:26 AM
by RSE
22 862
color fliers?
holymoly
Yesterday 02:32 PM
Yesterday 11:10 PM
by SC93
1 37
lawn care business...
holymoly
Yesterday 02:56 PM
Yesterday 08:18 PM
by holymoly
1 52
Poll & Discussion...
CHEESE2009
09-16-2011 06:16 PM
Yesterday 06:54 PM
by avetslawncare
24 5,451
Pictures of commercial...
avetslawncare
04-01-2015 09:47 PM
Yesterday 06:51 PM
by avetslawncare
21 759
Hustler Raptor
SGL1
04-13-2015 09:27 PM
Yesterday 07:53 AM
by SGL1
15 356
is craiglist good to...
JBENI
04-16-2015 11:11 AM
04-17-2015 10:25 PM
by Wolf4dk
11 229
Could be great news for...
SC93
04-14-2015 11:06 PM
04-17-2015 08:58 PM
by SC93
10 294
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
04-17-2015 08:40 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
53 4,955
Am I missing something...
googus
04-11-2015 06:33 PM
04-17-2015 08:01 PM
by avetslawncare
10 376
weed
avetslawncare
04-16-2015 07:56 PM
04-17-2015 07:59 PM
by avetslawncare
3 99
Aerating / Dethaching...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-12-2015 07:53 PM
04-17-2015 07:27 PM
by biglee
14 396
Hello
sonny54
04-16-2015 09:49 PM
04-17-2015 03:10 PM
by Steve
1 74
Unreal
Chilehead
04-09-2015 09:12 PM
04-17-2015 08:27 AM
by Chilehead
11 433
starting a lawn care...
JBENI
04-14-2015 09:03 AM
04-17-2015 08:03 AM
by JBENI
14 392
Finally got a warehouse
avetslawncare
03-12-2015 07:52 PM
04-16-2015 07:52 PM
by avetslawncare
23 1,212
New 14 x 7 Enclosed...
whitepropertydetail
04-15-2015 06:46 PM
04-16-2015 03:40 PM
by Steve
1 123
quick pic
joshlawncare
04-14-2015 07:49 PM
04-16-2015 03:38 PM
by Steve
3 180
older used dump trucks
SECTLANDSCAPING
09-22-2011 12:33 AM
04-16-2015 12:41 PM
by biglee
21 7,912
Tax Poll
Steve
04-15-2015 02:13 PM
04-15-2015 02:13 PM
by Steve
0 127
lawn care by Aj
aj10261984
04-14-2015 06:50 PM
04-15-2015 01:43 PM
by Steve
2 154
Contact last years...
googus
01-28-2015 08:13 AM
04-15-2015 12:54 PM
by SC93
7 1,149
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
04-15-2015 08:35 AM
by Bradcook21
7 839
trying to sign up for...
JBENI
04-14-2015 10:20 AM
04-14-2015 12:11 PM
by Steve
1 355
Charging customers for...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-14-2015 07:34 AM
04-14-2015 10:35 AM
by Steve
1 171
New member
Jdlandscaping,LLC
04-11-2015 03:24 PM
04-14-2015 05:45 AM
by Jdlandscaping,LLC
2 206
hello
oasis_greenscapes
04-01-2015 06:18 PM
04-13-2015 12:03 PM
by Steve
8 445
New Member
Greenturion
04-11-2015 02:00 PM
04-13-2015 11:59 AM
by Steve
1 178
Client with...
OldSalt
04-07-2015 09:47 PM
04-13-2015 11:57 AM
by Steve
8 382
Getting rid of "mulched...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 04:21 PM
04-13-2015 11:26 AM
by biglee
3 205
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
04-13-2015 11:11 AM
by biglee
7 318
Billing methods
jcurr33
03-26-2015 01:33 PM
04-13-2015 11:07 AM
by biglee
15 815
Landscape Fabric
CurbAppeal1
04-10-2015 03:58 PM
04-13-2015 08:02 AM
by Chilehead
4 264
I lost a long term...
Sprinkler Buddy
09-04-2011 02:24 PM
04-12-2015 04:27 PM
by Mr. Mow
17 3,879
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 12:41 AM
04-10-2015 12:05 PM
by Just for Cuts
45 2,101
Snow removal contracts
CDLAWNCARE
03-31-2015 02:57 PM
04-10-2015 11:37 AM
by kslawn
6 460
Do you have medical...
Steve
09-10-2011 11:46 AM
04-10-2015 11:28 AM
by Steve
17 5,180
Shopping Centers
avetslawncare
04-07-2015 07:16 PM
04-10-2015 11:27 AM
by Steve
7 369
Leaf Vac's?
ABurlison
11-07-2007 10:18 PM
04-10-2015 06:12 AM
by RSE
14 5,677
Grass and Leaf vacuum
captain200
04-07-2015 07:05 PM
04-10-2015 06:02 AM
by RSE
4 327
Covering a landscape...
Dan Tanner
03-29-2015 09:01 AM
04-10-2015 06:00 AM
by Dan Tanner
19 926
I have a great idea!
biglee
04-05-2015 06:20 PM
04-09-2015 12:54 PM
by Steve
4 375
lawn care school
kevinburch48
04-09-2015 09:13 AM
04-09-2015 11:27 AM
by Steve
1 239
What do you suggest?
Growing Green
09-20-2011 09:56 AM
04-08-2015 03:09 PM
by Steve
8 3,107
Survey
Ducke
09-20-2011 07:27 PM
04-07-2015 11:33 PM
by SGL1
12 3,427
DOT Number
acrajchel
03-20-2015 05:56 PM
04-07-2015 10:55 PM
by SGL1
14 1,245
Avoiding Clients
CHEESE2009
09-08-2011 10:58 PM
04-07-2015 06:05 PM
by GLAN
24 6,388
Mass/New Hampshire...
jcurr33
04-06-2015 09:48 PM
04-07-2015 04:19 PM
by jcurr33
2 275
Ferris FW35 questions
Chilehead
03-10-2015 08:31 PM
04-07-2015 05:19 AM
by Chilehead
9 801
Dethatching attachments
jcurr33
03-29-2015 08:56 PM
04-06-2015 09:21 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 514
» Popular Tags
aerocore apartment complex auger bark billy goat brushcutter blades bush collections deliquentaccounts design edging employee problems equipment rental ferris flyers foreman free advertising grass growing a lawn care business hills hiring husqvarna john deere quik trac landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn lawn care lawn care business seo lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mr dave mulch new business past due per hour charge per hour service pricing profit on employee pto push versus ride running a business scripts secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shell small engine repair square foot steep lawns sulky theft toro grand stand trailer tree trimmer rack truck new used landscape up sell employee web design website website design winterization won't return
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:36 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:36 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy