Flail Mower Flail Mower- blade sharpener

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While continuing to watch the used flail mower market, I have seen several listed with a "handheld electric blade sharpener." I emailed one fella and asked him it was just something a ordinary as a Dewalt angle grinder and he said no. After looking on Google and Alamo's website I couldn't find ANYTHING.

So, what are these sharpeners that can sharpen flail mower blades on the mower?
 
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I don't know, but I would think something like a dremel, or Chain saw sharpening tool.

Looking at the number of flails on mine, I think I would have to look for a comfortable seat to start that operation though.
 
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Usually I dont waste my time sharpening the knifes on my flail, I will just put new ones on. But on the rare occasion that I do sharpen them I just use the bench grinder to grind them down so there is a good cutting edge again, any knifes that have any chunks taken out of them from hitting rocks or the occasional piece of metal just get thrown away, I would not waste my money on a special tool that is claimed to be just for sharpening flail knifes, when any grinder will do the trick.
 
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It depends on what you have installed. If it is the Y shape or T shape, they can be sharpened on the machine. Grab it with a Vise-grip and use a Dremel or something similar.
 
  
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that's what i was thinking..........a 90 degree air grinder with a rolock on it
should make quick work of it:rolleyes: or, well, relatively quick work..


It depends on what you have installed. If it is the Y shape or T shape, they can be sharpened on the machine. Grab it with a Vise-grip and use a Dremel or something similar.
 
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My Bomford flail uses hammer knives, and I got an extra new set with it in a box. I did some searches and found out what they cost, so I put them in the safe and grabbed my 4" grinder. Holding the knife in one hand while still on the mower and the grinder in the other quickly taught me a lesson concerning the abrasive resistancey of a fingernail and attached finger. Didn't take me long (after the bleeding stopped) to get a pair of vice grips to go along with the safety glasses I was already wearing. I just grab the back edge of the knife with the vice grips and a few seconds each with the grinder it is good to go.
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i found a used one but i'm not sure if it'll work on my blades......

i just have the regular blades, not the grass or hammer blades...

yes, i did the angle grinder thing and it took me about 2-3 hours.....it really wasn't that bad but if this thing, for $40, would make it faster, i'd buy it...

anyone know what/how to use it??

it's a mott/alamo product....

..kind of looks like a cresent in the end of it.....but, then again, i'm not sure if that's where you sharpen the blade.....

i can't find it on the alamo website or anywhere else for that matter..
 

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no one on here has an electric flail knife sharpener???:rolleyes::D
 
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no one on here has an electric flail knife sharpener???:rolleyes::D

I looked all over the Internet for one, but I could not find one. How is it different than any other sharpener ? Can you take some better pictures, using the macro mode?
 
  
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oh, i found those on craigslist......i haven't even contacted the guy......just curious, really.....especially for only $40

i used an agle grinder and pliers for the easy ones, but it was pretty quick just to remove them and hold them where you could apply pressure...

no big deal....i just have a bad habbit of buying tools!;)

edit: it is hard to tell where the grind stone even is in those pics...
I looked all over the Internet for one, but I could not find one. How is it different than any other sharpener ? Can you take some better pictures, using the macro mode?
 
 
 
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