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.
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.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.
Speaking of those cone devices, have you EVER had a blade with a hole that fit ANY of the steps on the balancing cone? :banghead: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.
WHY :banghead::dunno:I don't sharpen blades. Every 2 or 3 years depending on how bad they are I just replace them. :hide:
I've never seen much of a difference in sharpened old blades and I hate the game of balancing the blades. If I sharpen the blades twice a year I'd still be looking at replacing them in 2 or 3 years.WHY :banghead::dunno:
Throwing away $75-100 every 2 years for maybe 15 mins.
I've used bench grinder fro years, now I use 4 1/2" grinder floppy disk.
Takes maybe 1-2 mins per blade. I do them twice a year every mowing season.
I will admit that I did sharpen my Gator blades today after finishing the underside of the deck. Why? I don't know. They still looked like new - only been 4 or 5 years......I've never seen much of a difference in sharpened old blades and I hate the game of balancing the blades. If I sharpen the blades twice a year I'd still be looking at replacing them in 2 or 3 years.
It has worked for me for many years.