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How do i remove the cutting blades to sharpen them

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You could take the mower deck off and do it that way or you could jack the tractor up. i recomend that you use a 1/2 inpact gun or a 1/2 breaker bar

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Ihave a craftsman ridding mower model #917.289900 new belt for the deck new blads it still leaves miss cut in the middle anybody know why?


usually if its missing cut it's not rotating fast enough, or the other thing it can be the blades have not been sharpened. some companies that make blades don't sharpen them so they can be handled, it will have a leading edge and you need a sharpening stone to put a cutting edge on the blade. and the blade has to be put in the right way round. flate top cutting edge bottom.

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Sharpening blades for qualcast 35s


With a cylinder mower the sharpness of the blade is only part of the concern. The fixed blade is like one of the blades of a pair of shears and each "blade" of the revolving cylinder acts as the other.

As long as only grass is being cut (no stones) the blades will last a long time with only occasional adjustment to the fixed blade as per instruction manual.
After much use or in case of damage the fixed blade will need replacing or sharpening. If it is badly worn it will need removing and sharpening by a specialist with the correct equipment but otherwise the light application of a file, stone or a patent sharpener and then readjust the blade per manual.

When eventually the cylinder becomes worn or sustains damage it must be removed and machine trued and sharpened using a lathe or similar.

An accurately sharpened cylinder and a true and sharp fixed blade correctly adjusted will consistently cut paper across the complete width of the blade when turned by hand. A competently sharped and adjusted cylinder mower will cut the thinnest tissue like the finest scissors without binding.

Aug 18, 2016 | Health & Beauty

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I have an Andis outliner II I purchased a year ago. I recently changed the blade but it won't cut my hair. Do you kow why?


Sometimes the new blades from Andis are not sharpen enough to get that clean cut. also all trimmers need to be readjusted for power and alignment, plus sharpening the blade, it look like you need a complete sharpen & service on your Andis trimmer. check out Manny's Sharpening they have a Mail Order service, the service they provide is fast and they will sharpen make all the adjustment and give your trimmer more power and the blade will cut clean. They will even adjust the blade at your request on how you want that blade to be set at. Line Ups or Fade Cuts and even shave set. Manny's Sharpening been around for over 20 years and they have a very good rating on the net. Check it out Manny's Sharpening

May 21, 2011 | Andis Outliner II Hair Trimmer

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How do I adjust the blade height yo cut at it's best performance. I am having problems with the cutting and it feels like it's ripping the grass instead of cutting it. It is fairly new so the blades are...


The blades on you rotary lawn mower could well be dull. I does not take to long for them to become dull. Figure about 8 hours of cutting. They are quite easy to sharpen. The blades can sometimes be sharpened on the machine, but it is much easier to remove the blade. 1 pull the wire going to the spark plug off the spark plug (this is so it won't start with your hands in the way. then tip it to one side. but make sure you do not spill gas everywhere. Then remove the blade there is generally a bolt in the center holding it on - -this bolt of quite often reverse threaded- - your manual will have any specific information on removing the blade. then using a file, bench grinder, or a purpose built sharpener sharpen the blade. It generally is only beveled on one side. don't take off very much material from the blade and make sure it balances before you put it back. Make sure it is on correctly, and that the bolt is properly tightened. No way do you want that geting loose

Dec 09, 2010 | Garden

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My andis t-outliner keeps pulling hair when cutting and it barley cuts the hair. Do the blades need adjusting?


sound like your clipper blades may require sharpening, just remove the blades and send them to a professional company specialising in scissor and clipper sharpening.

Jun 08, 2010 | Andis 01690 Hair Trimmer

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How do I adjust the blades or sharpen blades on a Andis T-Outliner trimmer? I have some older blades that work farely better then my newer blades that are dull if you ask me. Is there some way to manuver...


Clipper blade sharpeners are availale but the cost of these typically start at about $300 and go as high as several thousand dollars. This makes it unaffordable for home use.
For affordable, professional clipper blade sharpening, I suggest you contact the folks at clipperparts.com

Your clipper moves at just one speed. There is no way to 'speed it up' if it is working correctly.

Feb 05, 2010 | Andis 04710 Beard Trimmer

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Doesn't cut. we sharpened, we cleaned, it's


Most likely, the blades were not adequately sharpened. To effectively sharpen these type blades, you need a special sharpening wheel designed for this task. If you have attempted to sharpen them on a sharpening stone or other device or you are not sufficiently knowledgeable in sharpening these blades, you probably have not satisfactorily sharpened them. Often, attempting to sharpen without the correct equipment makes them worse than when you started.

If you require professional sharpening, please see clipperparts.com

Feb 04, 2010 | Oster Golden A5 1-Speed Universal Motor...

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Hi, used a blade sharpener for my a2 horse clipper blades and they are still blunt. Do i sharpen between the teeth


no . The blades are sharpened by grinding away the base of the wear until the edges between the teeth are sharp. It also necessary for the tension between the cutting blades is correct other wise the cutting teeth ride up over the hair and will not cut. Have a person who does sharpening of knives ,scissors and blades sharpen the clippers for you as the machine will get it right.

Nov 18, 2009 | Makita 9820 - 2 Blade Sharpener

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Blades are not cutting


hi, yes blades can wear out but your sharpener should advise if there is a problem with them. check to make sure the clipper is moving your blades and your blade cannot be removed without depressing the latch. If your are experiencing tram lines with larger blades then it is more likely to be a clipper problem. However if your blades just wont cut i would recommend a new sharpener as it is a specialist area.

Jan 29, 2009 | Oster Golden A5 2-Speed Universal Motor...

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Adjust blade


On the Andis T-Outliner or Outliner if you have use the trimmer for more than 3 hair cuts or 3 time or more I do not recommend moving the blade, reason why is that you have all ready start or have a sit in or a grooved, I have found that by moving the blade it won't cut at all.You need to resharpen the blade with a professional sharpener and have them reset the blade for the type of hair cut you want. The blade can be set to shave or do line ups, and Fades. This type of trimmer is for that kind of hair cut the professional barber use them all the time. Call Mannys Sharpening 323 263-4697 They have a good rating on Yahoo Local.
I have try many sharpener and had no luck, until a friend of mind told me about Mannys Sharpening, They know what they are talking about highly Professional in thier work.

Sep 05, 2008 | Andis 04603 Hair Trimmer

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