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    Do you sharpen your mower deck blades or send them out ?

    My 2520 62D mowing deck blades need resharpening. Hope they come off easily. I was thinking I should take them off and send them out before the grass gets growing.
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    Send them out to where?

    Why?

    I just sharpened mine with a 4 1/2” grinder - took all of 10 minutes.
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    I sharpen mine on the bench mounted grinder wheel too.


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    Just sharpen them yourself with a grinder. You can take to the dealer and have sharpened. Most Deere turf dealers have the machine for blades.


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    If I sent them out they would be to a sharpening business. I'm a little leery I would not sharpen them properly.
    I didn't even think that the dealer might be able to sharpen them. I'll have to call.
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    I sharpen the blades on my 72" 7 Iron with a air-powered 90 degree die grinder with 2" Sanding Discs. I leave the blades installed with the deck tipped up 90 degrees on its winter storage wheels. Works like a charm. I break the torque on the mounting bolts and re-torque just because. I applied anti-seize to the bolts the first season I had it to ensure they break loose in the future.

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    For decades I sharpened them on a bench grinder. Then one year I got the bright idea to take them to a local mower shop for a "professional" sharpening. HAH! They literally ruined my blades and then denied doing so. Never again.

    It's now a flap disc on an angle grinder. Takes all of 5-mins per blade.
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    I sharpen my own, I use a bench grinder but its not that hard with a file. They also make a really cheap, kind of a cone shaped device, for checking the balance on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    For decades I sharpened them on a bench grinder. Then one year I got the bright idea to take them to a local mower shop for a "professional" sharpening. HAH! They literally ruined my blades and then denied doing so. Never again.

    It's now a flap disc on an angle grinder. Takes all of 5-mins per blade.
    I love those Flap Disks for stuff like that. They don't heat the metal up so much on the sharp edge and do a nice job cleaning up metal to weld on too! The Blue Edge is not what you want on a sharp mower blade. I have had shops destroy my chain saw chains before doing that to them. I like the way a good file sharpens stuff to and no worry about taking the temper out of the edge in the process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dodgeman View Post
    I sharpen my own, I use a bench grinder but its not that hard with a file. They also make a really cheap, kind of a cone shaped device, for checking the balance on them.
    I used to use a file until I got these Gator blades - file won’t even touch them.
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