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Re: Lawn Mower Balde - Sharpen & Balance [Re: LoneRanger] #5116149
05/26/19 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by LoneRanger
Mower blades are throw away items now days, like everything else. China.



Honestly I have not had a hard time finding Made In USA mower blades. All the John Deere blades I purchased were made in Usa as well as the aftermarket blades for those mowers. I just bought a new set for our 2003 Honda Harmony and they were made in the USA as well.

Re: Lawn Mower Balde - Sharpen & Balance [Re: MrMoody] #5116167
05/26/19 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by MrMoody
Originally Posted by atikovi
Why balance mower blades?

A blade that's off balance creates more wear & stress on the engine crank & main bearings (or deck bearings), not to mention vibrates the mower apart, makes your hands tingle, etc.

I wonder if he thinks the same way regarding his tires.


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Re: Lawn Mower Balde - Sharpen & Balance [Re: 4WD] #5139027
06/20/19 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by 4WD
Originally Posted by MrMoody
1. Even if they're cheap, it's a shame to waste them.
2. Even the new ones have doubtful balance.


$30 for the set I just ordered and $12 for the balancer and grinder wheel …
I should be able to wear out the entire machine with those two sets …
If I don’t stop the vibration … sooner I’m thinking …
(and mine is shaking)
Think it will be better for the grass too if I do better at this …

If you have that much vibration, check your Spindle Bearings.


2002 Ford Ranger
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