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The blades cut ok but I would like to hone them to get a perfect cut, I have bang around the idea of grinding paste. any thought appreciated
As an ex garden machinery dealer I can say that the only way to sharpen cylinder machine blades is to strip the lawnmower and take the cylinder and bottom blade to your local dealer who will have the specialist grinders for the job. It is the only wayto get 100% accuracy.
Also check the bearings for wear and replace if worn
Koiman, I did my old Suffolk with a fine file and then emery paper it gave me a cut, now a perfect cut I would not expect from and old machine unless it had been taken out and honed on a machine plus a new bottom blade.When I worked on the club Bowling greens we were honing and adjusting blades all the time. I would lift them onto a bench and using a fine file from the back of the blade take off the burrs then Emory paper to finish, sometimes the trouble is not the rotary part but the bottom cutting plate bent, it may be slight and that is all it takes, had three of them on my old machine over the years.