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I just pulled the blades off my X380. I hit a steel rebar and it checked up two of my blades pretty good so I'm just going to replace them all.

The blades I pulled off the tractor are the m127673 mulching blades.

I do have both the Mulch Kit & Power Flow system. I don't have an issue with these blades at all... I also found the 3-in-1 blades at Home Depot, and do have a Home Depot gift card. Do I consider these?

I do mulch 90% of the summer. I almost never side-discharge. I use the Power Flow in the fall, and then occasionally in the summer if I let things get too long, or if I have company coming over that I know we'll be playing in the yard the same day or next day before the clippings will settle into the grass to lessen tracking clippings into the house.

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The blades I pulled off the tractor are the m127673 mulching blades.

I do have both the Mulch Kit & Power Flow system. I don't have an issue with these blades at all... I also found the 3-in-1 blades at Home Depot, and do have a Home Depot gift card. Do I consider these?
I have the full-time mulch kit on my X500/48" and use the same blade. I mulch 100% of the time year round. I have been extremely happy with the way they perform. Even when I let the grass get 6" tall and then cut to 3" I get no clogging and no clumps and no visible clippings.

Keep in mind that the 3-in-1 blades are a compromise blade design meaning they are only so-so at all cutting tasks.
 

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I have the full-time mulch kit on my X500/48" and use the same blade. I mulch 100% of the time year round. I have been extremely happy with the way they perform. Even when I let the grass get 6" tall and then cut to 3" I get no clogging and no clumps and no visible clippings.

Keep in mind that the 3-in-1 blades are a compromise blade design meaning they are only so-so at all cutting tasks.
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I didnt know if I should also consider gator blades at all too? See a lot of posts about them too
 

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I didnt know if I should also consider gator blades at all too? See a lot of posts about them too
If it ain't broke... :)

Seriously, gator blades are all the rage but they seem to be a mixed bag. If you search around it seems that for every three good reviews there is a review that says "Meh". In a deck without the mulch kit they probably do work a bit better than stock blades but if you have the dedicated mulch kit installed I gotta believe the dedicated mulching blades are the way to go.
 

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If it ain't broke... :)

Seriously, gator blades are all the rage but they seem to be a mixed bag. If you search around it seems that for every three good reviews there is a review that says "Meh". In a deck without the mulch kit they probably do work a bit better than stock blades but if you have the dedicated mulch kit installed I gotta believe the dedicated mulching blades are the way to go.
Just wanted to make sure I'm getting the best blades. :)

My current blades are only 1 season old.... but like I said, I had a little accident at the end of the season last year. lol
 

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Stick with the Deere blades they eat everything that goes into the mulching deck and only leave dust behind.

Home Depot is ok but stick with the blades that work.
 
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