Examine your grass the next time you mow it. Are the grass blades evenly cut or are they frayed? If they're raggedy, it might be time to sharpen your mower blades. This blog article is all about tips on sharpening lawn mower blades.
Why Should I Do This?
Sharp mower blades cut your grass most effectively, providing you with a healthy and neat lawn that is beautiful. Additionally, a sharp blade can reduce the amount of time you use mowing your lawn. This is a positive especially for those who would instead be doing something fun.
Take care of your blade and mow your lawn the right way!
When to Sharpen
The amount of times you sharpen your mower blades is contingent on how frequently you mow your grass. If you mow your lawn every day, then you will want to hone your blades more frequent than someone who mows their grass every two weeks. As a general rule, sharpening your blade twice during the mowing season is ideal if you use your lawnmower to trim your lawn regularly.
Various Sharpening Methods
You can sharpen your lawn mower blade by hand. This is a solid option if you have a blade that's used gently for occasional trims. The first thing is to unfasten the spark plug and power source on your mower.
This has to be done so that the mower can't come on while you're working. Undo the nut that links the blade to your mower, then take out the blade. You might want to use a vice to hold your blade so remains steady as you sharpen it using a metal file.
Another method is to sharpen your mower blade by using a bench grinder. This is particularly useful if your blade has little dents in it due to hitting a stump. Hold the blade steady as you glide it back and forth on the bench grinder. Make sure to go along the angle of the blade's bevel.
Just a suggestion: if you aren’t going to create something with your stump, get stump removal service. This vastly reduces the chance of your blades hitting it by accident. You can also use a belt sander to sharpen your lawnmower blade. Again, go back and forth against the belt sander while going against the angle of the blade's bevel.
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