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I was just wondering how often everyone is changing thier edger blades? Theres nothing like a brand new blade on the edger!!!!
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I do 99% of my edging with a line trimmer so I rarely even use my edgers.
But I change the mower blades/sharpen daily if not twice daily during the summer.
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I do 99% of my edging with a line trimmer so I rarely even use my edgers.
What's the advantage or disadvantage of doing it this way?

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How long do your blades last?
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I do 99% of my edging with a line trimmer so I rarely even use my edgers.
But I change the mower blades/sharpen daily if not twice daily during the summer.
Thats a lot of sharpening dude! What are you using to sharpen your mower blades in the middle of the day out in the field? I personally have 2 sets of mower blades that get swapped out weekly. I send one set to the the tool sharpener on Monday and pickup/dropoff on Friday. Now im wondering if im not giving my customers, at the end of the week, a good clean cut.

How often do you have to buy a new set of blades? At that rate you can run through a set of blades very quickly.
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We change mower blades once per week and we only have enough customers fill about 20 to 25 hours per week. If we were at full capacity, I could see at least 2 changes per week. Edger blades are about the same.
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Gary how do you sharpen your blades and how long do they last until you need to replace them?
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Wow...I sharpen my blade once a week, but I only change it twice a season (once every two months)
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I just made a jig to hold the blade and I sharpen them with a side grinder. Nothing fancy. I have 6 sets of blade (I get a quantity discount). With that many, I only have to sharpen once a month or so. When I remove a set, I number them so that they always stay together. We change them every week. We might could go longer, but the dull blades start to show in cut quality.
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I have 5 sets of blades, and put a fresh set on each day, this was suggeseted to me by a friend, and it works well for me. i only have 33 accts at this time but i always give a nice clean cut. I have only been doing this since the start of the season and it makes for a great cut and the blades get sharpened weekly, $3 per set . still using the same 5 sets started season with.
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