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Brush Hog Blades

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05-26-2001 19:27:54

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...I putthe brush hog up on the lift to check it out today. The shoulder bolts look good and there is no sign of wear or chucking-out/elongation of the holes for them. Under the deck is clean and all. The blades seem solid and there are no cracks that I can find and there are no real dings/chips in them. But the blades are dull...real dull, I have beem told that they have never been sharpend. I was going to put an edge on them with my had grinder...but I am not sure what angle to put on them... I am thinking a 60 degree angle along the top? Any thoughts?


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05-27-2001 17:54:31

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 Re: Brush Hog Blades in reply to Sal, 05-26-2001 19:27:54  

Hi Sal I was told by a ford tractor repairman the blades should be sharpen on 45 degrees. Good luck Farmer(Ga)

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05-27-2001 03:21:29

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 Re: Brush Hog Blades in reply to Sal, 05-26-2001 19:27:54  
Balance is a lot more important than sharpness. Just a little weight difference due to nicks and chips will make the thing really wobble. I just ground mine down to even them up and must have done a fair job because it runs a whole lot smoother now. I also priced a new set at my local farm & home: $15/per for my Hyco/Howse. No bad conidering. YMMV. Steve 8N 169302

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05-26-2001 21:09:15

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 Re: Brush Hog Blades in reply to Sal, 05-26-2001 19:27:54  
Sal, Blades on rotary cutters should not be sharp unless you are ALL done cutting brush and intend to use you cutter as a quasi finish mower. Just take the dings out and keep them fairly blunt, this will extend blade life, and cut heavier material much better. Pete

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05-26-2001 20:55:35

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 Re: Brush Hog Blades in reply to Sal, 05-26-2001 19:27:54  
i recently sharpened mine and after i took the dings out i just kinda eyeballed them and tried to make them the same angle as before. be sure not to put too much of an edge on them or they will chip too easy. haven't got to try it yet tho as i will dropping my oil pan in a few days to check out the bottom end. good luck

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