|Start your sharpening!|
On my electric lawn mower the blade rotates at 3600 times a minute. A rounded edge will cut the grass by tearing it, but cleanly cut blades make for a better lawn. Better looking grass without significantly increasing my work load is my goal, so sharpening the blade makes sense.
|Every fire deserves a sharp hatchet|
I selected the course belt and an angle of 25 degrees as a starting place and ran a black marker pen over the edge. The marker helps me see what I’m doing and where I’m taking metal off. A couple of passes and I had removed the entire marker pen. I flipped it over and did that side.
|Before sharpening, note nicks in blade|