Lawn Mower Maintenance.

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Lawn Mower Maintenance.

Postby Colin2016 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:35 pm

Second year use of my Bosh electric mower. I have a new blade ready to be fitted for use this year.

Should I expect to have to replace this mid season?

What are your thoughts/experiences
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Re: Lawn Mower Maintenance.

Postby tigerburnie » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:05 pm

Is this a rotary/hover?
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Re: Lawn Mower Maintenance.

Postby Colin2016 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:31 am

This is a rotary.
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Re: Lawn Mower Maintenance.

Postby Ricard with an H » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:58 am

Hi Colin. With all mowers and particularly electric it is important to keep a sharp blade regardless of parts of the season. A blunt blade takes more energy to cut the grass, in fact a blunt blade doesn't cut grass it smashes it. If you don't have a grinder buy yourself a decent quality file with a handle and always check your blade is sharp. It amazes me how just cutting grass dulls a blade even if you didn't bump into a stone.
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Re: Lawn Mower Maintenance.

Postby tigerburnie » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:55 am

Kept sharp I can get 5 or more years on a rotary mower blade
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Re: Lawn Mower Maintenance.

Postby Colin2016 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:29 pm

I used have a lawn mower that never had a change of blades must have had it 10+ years.

Now taking a serious interest in new garden it seemed to make sense to have a sharp blade. I notice that towards the end of last year the grass showed a yellow tinge at the top and looked torn.

Thanks for your comments, which are very helpful.
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Re: Lawn Mower Maintenance.

Postby richard p » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:15 pm

metal blades only need replacing if they get bent by hitting something hard, takes a lot of sharpening to wear them away.
the less said about plastic blades the better.
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