Recent Topics
Royal purple discontinuing 30-1218 ?
by jmj540. 03/19/19 10:02 PM
Nissen Radiator Review
by zmelli. 03/19/19 09:01 PM
March madness
by gman2304. 03/19/19 08:36 PM
Shell Rotella T6 5W-30 Multi
by kstanf150. 03/19/19 08:21 PM
New Toyota Tacoma oil recommentation
by Moondawg. 03/19/19 08:11 PM
Which oil for modified turbo engine?
by headoff93. 03/19/19 08:02 PM
Problems After Adding 2 Stroke To Diesel
by InfernoRedBeast. 03/19/19 07:47 PM
Amsoil filter
by Bill_W. 03/19/19 07:01 PM
My $1 ocod 4k
by Pinoak. 03/19/19 06:58 PM
GMC tailgate latch repair question
by aquariuscsm. 03/19/19 06:49 PM
Can I Use Maple Syrup Instead Of Oil ?
by Warstud. 03/19/19 06:09 PM
Should criminals be given a second chance?
by ZZman. 03/19/19 04:28 PM
Oil recommendations for old car
by chromedome. 03/19/19 04:06 PM
Reply Box Window
by das_peikko. 03/19/19 03:45 PM
New plants around the yard
by gregk24. 03/19/19 03:24 PM
New Nissan Titan XD w/5.6l oil choices
by josephp732. 03/19/19 03:20 PM
Gran Prix Tour RS tires
by HangFire. 03/19/19 01:50 PM
Newest Members
mm2020, emepher, headoff93, yahtzee, jmd
67560 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
96 registered members (aaronc7, 2015_PSD, 01rangerxl, 69GTX, ABCarr, 7 invisible), 1,541 guests, and 57 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics286,092
Posts4,902,408
Members67,560
Most Online2,967
Mar 10th, 2019
Donate to BITOG
Hop To
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Why I Buy New Blades vs Sharpening #4755392
05/12/18 09:17 PM
05/12/18 09:17 PM
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 952
Mississippi
TheLawnRanger Online content OP
TheLawnRanger  Online Content OP

Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 952
Mississippi


2011 Impala
2012 Colorado
Oil: 5w30 synthetic
Filters: Wix 51522 for both
Re: Why I Buy New Blades vs Sharpening [Re: TheLawnRanger] #4755398
05/12/18 09:20 PM
05/12/18 09:20 PM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 6,084
South Florida
bubbatime Offline
bubbatime  Offline

Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 6,084
South Florida
Those look 15 years old.


17 Chrysler Pacifica Edge Syn 5W30
13 Yamaha XT250 Valv MC 10W40
10 Acura TSX 2.4 SuperTech Syn 5W20
06 GMC Sierra SuperTech 10W30


Re: Why I Buy New Blades vs Sharpening [Re: TheLawnRanger] #4755406
05/12/18 09:22 PM
05/12/18 09:22 PM
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 3,917
SE British Columbia, Canada
Snagglefoot Online content
Snagglefoot  Online Content

Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 3,917
SE British Columbia, Canada
They’d be good in a slasher film.


If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Why I Buy New Blades vs Sharpening [Re: TheLawnRanger] #4755407
05/12/18 09:24 PM
05/12/18 09:24 PM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 42,625
New Jersey
JHZR2 Offline
Global Moderator
JHZR2  Offline
Global Moderator

Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 42,625
New Jersey
Im not connecting. Sharpening an edge on a full-size blade that just has rounded over is far different than running something (perhaps literally) into the ground.

Re: Why I Buy New Blades vs Sharpening [Re: TheLawnRanger] #4755427
05/12/18 09:45 PM
05/12/18 09:45 PM
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 112
Kansas
PurpleT Offline
PurpleT  Offline

Joined: May 2013
Posts: 112
Kansas
I have at agree with JHZ2. I ran a lawn care business for a number of years and sharpened blades for all my mowers and they never looked like the ones in the picture. Those were abused and should have been replaced.

Re: Why I Buy New Blades vs Sharpening [Re: TheLawnRanger] #4755428
05/12/18 09:45 PM
05/12/18 09:45 PM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 9,852
out there
spasm3 Online content
spasm3  Online Content

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 9,852
out there
I'd have never run those blades to that point. Too out of balance, one rock or stick and that could come apart. How many seasons did you run those?

Are you mowing really close in sandy soil?


13 elantra 75k 5w30 QSUD
03 chevy avalanche 80k synpwr 5w30
17 mazda cx-5 9500 miles m1 0w30
Re: Why I Buy New Blades vs Sharpening [Re: spasm3] #4755445
05/12/18 10:10 PM
05/12/18 10:10 PM
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 1,178
UT
BHopkins Online content
BHopkins  Online Content

Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 1,178
UT
I don't understand. What does two totally ignored blades have to do with sharpening blades as part of a regular maintenance?

I have two blades for my mower. The one that is on it, and a spare which I sharpen when it comes off the mower, so I can put a sharp blade on whenever I need. The original is 10 years old, and the spare is 9 years old. Neither look anything like the pictures posted by the OP. Both still have factory black paint on them in most areas, and where metal shows, it is shiny. Even after 9-10 years of use and sharpening, they still have plenty of material left. In fact, a visual inspection would reveal only to the most experienced of us that the blades are as old as they are. And they still balance well.

I suspect these two blades came from a mower that has not only always been left outdoors, but parked over something that has constantly been moist.

Last edited by BHopkins; 05/12/18 10:13 PM.

2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i - Idemitsu 0W-20 & Mobil 1 filter
2007 Mercedes SL550 - M1M 5W-40 & MB OEM filter
Re: Why I Buy New Blades vs Sharpening [Re: TheLawnRanger] #4755454
05/12/18 10:28 PM
05/12/18 10:28 PM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 8,009
Marshfield , MA
andyd Offline
andyd  Offline

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 8,009
Marshfield , MA
I bought new blades for my sitdown 3 yrs ago. The originals were 38 yrs old.


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2
Re: Why I Buy New Blades vs Sharpening [Re: TheLawnRanger] #4755456
05/12/18 10:44 PM
05/12/18 10:44 PM
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 952
Mississippi
TheLawnRanger Online content OP
TheLawnRanger  Online Content OP

Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 952
Mississippi
I got new blades because I couldn't have sharpened these if I wanted to. These came on a 2015 TB Pony. I used them for two seasons and they were actually not cutting that bad considering how they look. It had gotten to where there was a streak of uncut grass in thicker parts of the yard. I was surprised when saw them. They were thin compared to the Copperhead replacement blades I bought. I didn't change anything about the way I mow so these were not the best blades.

The main reason I haven't sharpened my blades in the past was the lack of a grinder, vice, etc. I'll probably start now that I have those items. I think it's odd that the blades deteriorated almost identically. Most of the rusting occured after I removed the blades from the mower. They have been behind my shed for a while and there was about rained almost every day for a few weeks.

Last edited by TheLawnRanger; 05/12/18 10:49 PM.

2011 Impala
2012 Colorado
Oil: 5w30 synthetic
Filters: Wix 51522 for both
Re: Why I Buy New Blades vs Sharpening [Re: TheLawnRanger] #4755475
05/12/18 11:20 PM
05/12/18 11:20 PM
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,870
Ottumwa, Iowa
jhellwig Offline
jhellwig  Offline

Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,870
Ottumwa, Iowa
How do you still have a deck if that is how blades look after three years? Your not supposed to mow sand.


Sparks fly from my fingers.

1995 Chevy K2500 Suburban lt 5.7
2014 Toyota Sienna
1983 Chevy K5 350
Re: Why I Buy New Blades vs Sharpening [Re: TheLawnRanger] #4755482
05/12/18 11:33 PM
05/12/18 11:33 PM
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 952
Mississippi
TheLawnRanger Online content OP
TheLawnRanger  Online Content OP

Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 952
Mississippi
The deck is in great shape. While I have some thinner spots in the yard, it's mostly covered grass and no sand. I think the blades were the cheapest that could be put on to get the mower shipped to the store. I only paid $999 for the mower. It was the best I could afford at the time. It's been great with the exception of the blades.


2011 Impala
2012 Colorado
Oil: 5w30 synthetic
Filters: Wix 51522 for both
Re: Why I Buy New Blades vs Sharpening [Re: TheLawnRanger] #4755590
05/13/18 06:36 AM
05/13/18 06:36 AM
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 2,169
Saskatchewan, Canada
Johnny2Bad Offline
Johnny2Bad  Offline

Joined: May 2013
Posts: 2,169
Saskatchewan, Canada
Note to self: pick up the mower and have a look the next time I'm shopping for one.


'57 FL Straight 50 wt
'90 Miata 1.8L w/Rotrex Supercharger [Mobil1 0W-40]
'96 Ram 1500 [3.7L Mobil1 0W-20 / 1L 15W-50]
'01 PT Cruiser [Mobil1 0W-40]
Re: Why I Buy New Blades vs Sharpening [Re: TheLawnRanger] #4755604
05/13/18 07:10 AM
05/13/18 07:10 AM
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 10,322
1/2 hr N.E. of Detroit
Triple_Se7en Offline
Triple_Se7en  Offline

Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 10,322
1/2 hr N.E. of Detroit
What is a TB Pony? Is it a rider..... a push?... what?


2019 Hyundai SantaFe 2.4 factory fill QS 5w20 / Factory OEM oil filter
04 Chev Colorado 3.5 QS / Valv syn 5w30 blend K&N filter
03 Chev Malibu 3.1 QS / Valv Syn 5w30 blend Fram EG filter
Re: Why I Buy New Blades vs Sharpening [Re: Triple_Se7en] #4755606
05/13/18 07:21 AM
05/13/18 07:21 AM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 9,852
out there
spasm3 Online content
spasm3  Online Content

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 9,852
out there
Originally Posted By: Triple_Se7en
What is a TB Pony? Is it a rider..... a push?... what?


I think he means a troy-built pony.


13 elantra 75k 5w30 QSUD
03 chevy avalanche 80k synpwr 5w30
17 mazda cx-5 9500 miles m1 0w30
Re: Why I Buy New Blades vs Sharpening [Re: TheLawnRanger] #4755612
05/13/18 07:34 AM
05/13/18 07:34 AM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 6,378
Michigan
ZZman Offline
ZZman  Offline

Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 6,378
Michigan
Wow, those are ridiculous.


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram TG
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™