In our last blog, we went over the first couple of steps that you will need to take in order to sharpen your lawn mower’s blade. To recap, we’ve already talked about removing the spark plug, removing the blade and cleaning the blade. As your source for the best lawn care service in Vail, we not only want to provide you the service you need to enjoy a beautiful lawn, but we also want to empower you to keep your lawn looking great! That is why our experts have come up with a couple more steps to sharpening your lawn mower’s blade:

  • Step 4 – Sharpen your blade – Before you start sharpening, you need to clamp the blade to either the edge of a solid surface or in a vice. File down the blade on the cutting edge, making sure that you are following the blade’s existing angle as you go. If you notice that your blade is too damaged for a file, you may need to use a bench grinder to sharpen your blade. If you don’t have a bench grinder, take it to a professional.
  • Step 5 – Balance your blade – When your blade is properly balanced, it will allow your lawn mower to run smoothly and efficiently. To ensure that your blade is properly balanced, place it on a table top and spin it. If it spins evenly, the blade is balanced.

Keeping your blade sharp and your mower maintained will make caring for your lawn a whole lot easier and smoother. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us.