Commercial Blade Sharpeners
Bradley Mowers Commercial Blade Sharpeners
A well-manicured lawn not only looks good, but it can also add monetary value to your home and serve as a source of pride for you and your neighbors. Cutting your grass regularly is a vital step toward improving your home's outside appearance. To cut your grass effectively, you will need to have a certain set of tools, one of which is a lawn mower equipped with amply sharpened blades.
The process of sharpening your mower blades by hand can be tedious and physically taxing, and buying new blades every time your lawn mower blades become dull can become expensive quickly. Our professional blade sharpener grinder makes sharpening your commercial lawn mower blade simple and quick. It features a 60 grit sturdy aluminum oxide grinding wheel and a 1725RPM, 110V motor to provide quick and easy work of your full-size lawn mower blades.
Why Do I Need To Sharpen My Lawn Mower Blades?
When your lawn mower blades become dull, instead of cutting your grass to leave a nice, straight line, they will tear the blades of grass unevenly, which can lead to a frayed, brown appearance and may even damage your grass over time. A dull mower blade can also put a strain on your lawn mower's motor and increase the time it takes to cut your lawn. This strain, in turn, requires more fuel so it can cost you money as well as time.
When to Use Commercial Blade Sharpeners
Lawn mower blades should be sharpened after every 20-30 hours of mowing, according to the experience of professional lawn companies. Commercial blades can mow up to 400 hours if properly maintained. If you have a large yard, you'll find the need to sharpen your blades more often. Other conditions may also influence how frequently you need to sharpen your blades. You may find yourself needing more frequent maintenance if:
- Your yard has a lot of rocky ground that can dull the blades more quickly.
- You run over a large object.
- Your yard is overgrown, or the grass is longer than usual.
- You cut your grass while it is wet.
Commercial Blade Sharpening: Finding a Happy Medium
Sharper blades aren't always better. In fact, if your mower blades are too sharp, they may not always cut your lawn evenly as they might "skip" across the top of the grass blades instead of cutting through them. In addition, over-sharpening blades will thin the metal and make it easier to chip or break. Finally, blades sharpened to a razor point will become dull more quickly, shortening the life span of the blade.
To guarantee the perfect sharpness of your lawn mower blades, you should take note of how sharp the tip of the blades are when you first install them. A new lawn mower blade should be able to slice a piece of paper without tearing it. Many lawn-care professionals often compare the ideal sharpness to that of a butter knife.
How To Achieve the Perfect Sharpness
While it is certainly possible to sharpen your mower blades by hand, you will get better results by using a machine. There are generally two types of grinders you can use when sharpening your lawn mower blades.
Angle Grinder: These grinders are typically handheld and easy to transport. To use an angle grinder, you will have to have some level of dexterity, as it can take some finesse to sharpen the blade evenly. To guarantee the best possible finish, you will need to grind blades at an angle of between 30 and 45.
Bench Grinder: There are some advantages to using a bench grinder, like the S100 Bradley Professional Lawn Mower Blade Sharpener. This style of grinder has a steel frame and rubber feet, so you have more control and stability while you're sharpening the blades.
The Best Ways To Utilize a Lawn Mower Blade Grinder
You should use a lawn mower blade grinder to keep your lawn mower running smoothly for as long as possible. To maximize the benefits of your grinder, make sure that you're using the right type and style of grinder for your needs.
Right- vs. left-handed blades: Blades can be defined as right or left-handed, depending on which direction the sharp side of the blade moves. Some bench grinders can only sharpen blades of one configuration or another. Our blade grinder motor is reversible to accommodate blades of both directions.
Avoid Overheating: When using a powered lawn mower sharpener, you must be careful not to get the blade too hot, as this can bend or warp the blade.
Create a Balanced Cut: Test your blade when you have finished sharpening to ensure that you have cut approximately the same amount of metal from each side of the blade. If they haven't been ground evenly, your blade will wobble, creating an uneven cut and straining your lawn mower's motor.
Sharpening your mower blades instead of buying new lawn mower blades can be a cost-effective way to avoid sub-par mowing jobs and build up your commercial lawn-care business. While buying new blades may be easier in the short term, sharpening older mower blades is worth the small initial investment.
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