Mower blades

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Old 09-17-08, 02:52 PM
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Mower blades

Does anyone know of a web site that explains the action of the various lawn mower blades for example...low lift blades, high lift blades, mulching blades and more. A long time ago most all blades were flat and were sharpened approximately 1-1/2" to 2"...nowadays they have several bends in them and they are sharpened 6" to 8".
 
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Old 09-17-08, 07:09 PM
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I am not sure of a website but here is what I know. The low lift blade is the old standard blade. Has just a few inches of sharpened area and is used mainly for mowing grass that is just dumped out the chute. These blades just whack off the grass and dump it on the lawn.

A high lift blade has a high angle fan bend on them and is sharpened the same as your standard low lift blade. They create a ton of air and really pick up the grass. They are really good if you are using any kind of grass catcher on the mower because the create a ton of air with the grass.

The old mulching blade that looks like it was run over by a train. They have bends up and down and are sharpened from just about one end to the other. They mow and cut and chop the grass into really small pieces and are suppose relieve the user of bagging or catching the grass. I personally hate these blades.They are horrible if you happen to cut wet or damp grass and high grass. They just clog up the mower, blade area and clump up
completely stop a push mower. I guess they are alright for dry grass but here in S. Florida thats a rare thing in summer.
Thats about my experience with them. I have used all three and these are the things I have noticed about them.

Larry
 
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Old 09-17-08, 07:24 PM
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Larry, Thanks for the rapid reply.
 
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