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 Post subject: lawnmower recommends
PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2004 8:19 am 
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Any particular models you guys recommend? I got my deposit back on my old place, so I have some money to spend (it's not a whole lot, though). Looking under $200 and preferably electric. Maybe just a store to recommend I go to and stare at them... will also need something that's ok out in the rain probably. :|


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:09 am 
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hime,

The search feature is your friend...

http://www.dirtdoctor.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3875&highlight=electric

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:44 am 
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I suck. I'd even already read that thread. Sorry, I have a new kitten... she got me up early this morning, I'm not quite at full brain power yet.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:14 am 
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:lol:

Did you make a decision based on the other thread? When you make your purchase, be sure and post your experience. When and if my current power mower gives up the ghost, I may consider an electric to go along with my manually powered (by me) reel mower.

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...will also need something that's ok out in the rain probably


And be careful mowing in the rain.

Get some sleep! :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:24 am 
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I won't be mowing in the rain, just don't have a garage...

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I have a battery powered Black and Decker that works okay. My old Toro clipped smoother but this is okay. I keep it sharp with a cool tool I found one day.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 10:58 am 
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What Type of grass are you going to primarely be cutting?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 6:09 pm 
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You wrote:
I keep it sharp with a cool tool I found one day.

What is the tool and where can one find it?
I have an old 50's Westinghouse Wizard electric mower that I found at a junk shop. It has only two blades that must be sharp, lest you just lay the grass over.
A friend sharpened it for me last year and I'm pretty sure they are dull again. I have no way to haul it around to get the blades sharpened and would like to be able to do it myself.
Is this gadget dummy proof? I know nothing about sharpening blades.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:21 am 
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I'm not home to get the name of it, but I can try to describe the tool. It's small enough to fit in your hand. It has a V notch that you drag across the blade. Only one side of the V has a sharpening effect. The other side is just a guide. It's sort of like the one illustrated at this website

http://www.gardentalk.com/?page=thumb-sharp.htm

I probably got it at Home Depot, Lowes, Wal-Mart, or Target.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 9:22 am 
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This is one brand of the style of sharpeners Dchall is referring to:

http://www.accusharp.com/

I must admit that I have one and have never considered it for sharpening lawn mower blades. I always considered the notch too small to be effective on the size bevel that is on the larger blades; using it only for "rough" sharpening of utility type knives. However, as I looked at their (accusharp) site it definitely shows the sharpening of mower blades.

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What about this one?

http://www.lawnbeltusa.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=51

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