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Reel Mower Blades


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Old 09-01-2009, 07:39 PM
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Default Reel Mower Blades

I picked up my first reel mower, Its a rocket eclipse. I was wondering if anyone knows a good way to sharpen the blades.

Any thoughts? Thanks in Advance.

Chuck
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Default Re: Reel Mower Blades

Try and hook up with golf course maintainance. They usually have ways to sharpen them. The greens mowers are reel mowers.
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Default Re: Reel Mower Blades

Real quick as I should be leaving for work...

Backlapping or full grinding


Backlapping is done by turning the reel backwards (with a handle or seperate motor) and applying lapping compound until each blade and the bed knife are free from knicks. Adjust reel clearance to either just cut paper (some people do it differently).


Grinding is done by using a special tools to grind the bed knife and a special tool to grind all of the blades on the reel. General done at a relief angle so only a small part of each blade touches. This is followed up by backlapping to insure that every part of every blade has the same gap and seat.

Eric
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Default Re: Reel Mower Blades

I have a sharpener for reel mower's.Never used it but it's got a file peice in it attached to a handle.I intend to try it but the reel mower I have is in storage along with the tool.I'll try to get it and a pic when I'm out there next.
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