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Re: Best way to sharpen the blade on an AC 160 mower?

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There were several options for blades, back then, ours had a blade on each end of the carriage, and a bar, that connected the 2 blades, under the arched center carriage. It has 2 carriage bolts, big suckers, 3/4", I think, with a cotter pin above the castle nut. There is also a bushing, that goes into the 1-1/2" hole in the blades. We always took the snap coupler version of this mower, and backed it over a hill, and removed the blades to sharpen. Not being able to see what's under your machine, it might be easier to use a hand held 4-1/2" hand grinder, to sharpen them on the machine. You can get blades, but the AC uses a blade with like 4 or 4-1/2" offset.

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06-06-2013 18:09:37

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 Re: Best way to sharpen the blade on an AC 160 mower? in reply to Diydave, 06-06-2013 17:54:33  
hi Will. should be one long blade with flexible tips. to sharpen mine, i stand it on it"s rear end by the hitch with a front end loader and use a 4 1/2" angle grinder. this old guy would rather stand up than lay down. regards, bob

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