Lawn mowers are used throughout the year for keeping the gardens and lawns in tip-top shape. They come with superior quality blades that can cut the thickest grass. Regular use makes their blades blunt and reduces their cutting capability. The grass may start to look disarrayed and unpleasing warranting replacement of their blades. Replacing blades on the lawn mower every season can be quite expensive. That is where a lawn mower blade sharpener can be helpful.
An alternative is to sharpen the blades of a lawn mower at the beginning of a mowing season. A lawn mower blade sharpener can accomplish the same. They are available from different manufacturers and come in various qualities. Here are a few great lawn mower blade sharpeners.
The MAG-8000 from Magna-Matic is a lawn mower blade sharpener that has been around for almost two decades. It can be used for sharpening straight as well as curved blades. The sharpener can accommodate both left-handed and right-handed blades. It allows the user to choose a cutting-edge angle ranging from 25° to 45°. A heavy-duty 1hp fan-cooled motor powers the Mag-8000 enabling it to sharpen a blade in a few minutes. The package includes a 1/2” and a 1” grinding wheel with worktables and wrenches. The Mag-8000 retails for $1,220 and comes with a 2-year manufacturing warranty and a 1-year warranty on the motor. A Mag-9000 model is also available that comes with a 0.75hp motor and retails for $717.
If you are looking for an affordable and versatile lawn mower blade sharpener, then the Yellow Hornet is for you. It consists of a 9” X 12” base that can accommodate a grinder motor. It comes with a blade rest that makes it easier to operate the blade sharpener while enhancing safety. The blade rest is tilted allowing you to sharpen the blades at an angle of 30°. It is made in the USA and is built to last. The Yellow hornet base without the grinder motor retails for $149.
The Oregon Blade Grinder 88-023 model is a value-for-money lawn mower blade sharpener. It is powered by a 0.5hp motor designed for regular usage. It comes with an 8” grinding stone that can sharpen blades with up to 6” cutting edge. The direction of the grinder may be reversed using a switch. Standard features include an adjustable light for illuminating the workspace, height adjustment knob and vibration dampening rubber feet. It has a reasonable price tag and comes in an attractive black and red finish. Oregon Blade Grinder is also available in heavy duty variants that come with 1hp and 1.5hp motors respectively.
The All American Sharpener (5005 Ext) is a feature packed and economical lawn mower blade sharpener. The sharpener is designed to provide multiple customization options to the user. It allows the user to adjust the cutting angle of the blade from 15° to 45° in increments of 5°. The sharpener can be used for straight and curved (mulching) blades. It comes with an extended upper guide arm that accommodates counter-clockwise blades. The 5005 EXT can be mounted on a bench and can support blade grinders with different thread sizes. It retails for $220 but comes without a blade grinder. There are five other models of lawn mower blade sharpener available from All American Sharpener.
SHARPAL 103N All-in-1 Tool Sharpener is an excellent option for the buyers of lawn mower blade sharpeners. While it is designed to hone different tools ranging from axes to scissors, it is great for lawn mower blades and garden tools as well. It has five areas for sharpening tools that include one each of a ceramic bar and tungsten carbide bar in addition to three primary sharpening slots at different angles. SHARPAL 103N All-in-1 Lawn Mower Blade Sharpener is suitable for more than 10,000 uses. Its oversized ergonomic design allows its use when wearing gloves, while a large handguard ensures safety. The handle features molded rubber for enhancing user comfort and grip. It is backed by a 3-year warranty.
Buyers who need a professional-grade lawn mower blade sharpener will find Work Sharp WSKTS-W Knife & Tool Sharpener to be a suitable fit. It is an electric tool for keeping your mower blades sharp and new. You can plug it into a 110V mains outlet or use it with a 12V power inverter from a car, lawn mower, or other vehicles. A motor drives an abrasive belt and you can sharpen blades against it. You can opt for coarse (P80), medium (P220), or fine (6000) abrasive belts as required. There are three sharpening angles available – 40° for kitchen knives, 50° for outdoor tools, and 65° for scissors. Work Sharp WSKTS-W Knife & Tool Sharpener is covered by a 1-year warranty and is a suitable lawn mower blade sharpener for heavy-duty residential or commercial mowing.
Grizzly Lawn Gear’s lawn mower blade sharpener kit is a great product for residential usage. The kit has a sharpening stone in the form of a drill attachment. You can attach it to the front of your drill and use it to sharpen lawn mower blades. It is easy to install and the process takes a few seconds. The time required to sharpen a single lawn mower blade is about ten minutes. There are three lawn mower blade sharpener attachments and a pair of natural latex gloves in the package. A mower blade balancer is also included in the kit to assist with the process.
AccuSharp GardenSharp is another tool that can be used as a lawn mower blade sharpener. It features a diamond-honed tungsten carbide blade for restoring the cutting prowess of your machine and garden tools. It is reversible and can be used for additional equipment besides lawn mower blades. A finger guard spans across the length of the sharpener and shields against injuries. The lawn mower blade sharpener will not rust and can be easily cleaned in a dishwasher or by hand using soap and water. AccuSharp GardenSharp is backed by a lifetime warranty.
Smith’s Lawn Mower Blade Sharpener is an easy-to-use option for individuals. It can sharpen a blade quickly in just a few pulls and can be handy in case you don’t have a spare set of blades. The carbide blade restores the cutting ability of the mower and can be replaced if required. You can opt for abrasive, grit, or coarse carbides. Smith’s 50603 lawn mower blade sharpener has an over-sized handle that allows you to use the tool with gloves, making it suitable for cold conditions. A large safety guard protects your fingers from injuries. There is a wire brush integrated into the handles for cleaning.