Lawn mower blades are arguably one of the most important parts of the machine. Blades should be kept sharp because dull blades more often take out chunks of grass rather than cutting it. Balancing blades is also key as this ensures an even cut.
Lawn mower blades need to be balanced and sharpened on a regular basis. Ignoring blade maintenance means that your grass will not be cut properly whenever you go out to cut your grass.
Balancing often requires the use of a specialized tool specifically designed to balance blades. These can be difficult to come by, which is why it is often advisable for lawn mower blades to be balanced by a dealer.
Blades can be maintained professionally by the dealer (including Interstate Supplies and Services). Having this done professionally ensures the utmost attention to detail for better performance.
Another important idea to consider is that dull blades use more fuel than sharp ones. Sharp blades are more easily able to cut through grass, so this translates into better performance on the job and better fuel cost.
In short, it is very crucial to consider your blade maintenance as a normal part of lawn mower maintenance. If you haven’t already done so, please consider contacting us at Interstate Supplies and Services for a blade sharpening. It is very expensive to be without a functional mower. Considering the importance of having a mower – sharpening/balancing your blades is one of the many important mower maintenance tasks.