Oregon 88-025 Lawn Mower Blade Standard Duty Grinder
|Product Name:||Oregon 88-025 Lawn Mower Blade Standard Duty Grinder|
|Price range:||From $265|
- On/off safety switch
- Ample power in a compact, affordable unit
- Hardened stone for smooth, quick grinding
- Keeps vibration and grinder “walking” to a minimum
- Makes adjustment for different blades fast and simple
The Oregon 88-025 is a 1/3 HP standard-duty grinder with a 8-inch hardened grinding wheel and it uses rubber feet for smooth operation. The easy to use height adjustment makes adjustment for different blades fast and simple. It is designed to only sharpen right hand cut blades because of the single direction motor by will sharpen any length of a cutting edge.
|Product Dimensions||22 x 18 x 15 inches|
|Item Weight||41.5 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||41.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)|
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|Item model number||88-025|
“I own a part time lawn care service that I operate 3 days a week while in college. I mow about 20 residential lawns per week with a 36″ Scag Commercial Walk Behind. Sharp blades are important to me and bench grinders simply will not maintain the factory bevel, so I started looking at blade grinders. They run from $200 up to $1200. There is only one cheaper than this one but you’re limited to 5 inches of sharpening depth.
I decided on this unit because it offers the ability to sharpen any blade length, while many others are limited to 6 inches. It was also within my budget. To get 9″ of sharpening depth, I would have to buy an RBG unit for twice the price.
My initial impressions are good. It does not vibrate much at all. Its relatively quiet as well and starts smoothly. I set the angle to the factory bevel and it was pretty easy to set up. When I sharpened my first blade, it took about a minute or two to get the hang of it, applying even pressure as the blade moves accross.
It took approximately 1-2 minutes to sharpen the first blade. I was sharpening mulching blade with 0.20 inch thick steel. The motor seemed to bog down slightly if I applied to much pressure on the blade, but when I kept the pressure steady, it was fine and made pretty quick work of it. The blade I had was in pretty decent shape as it was, so I wasn’t shaping steel. I sharpened four more blades before I called it a night. So far, I am very pleased.
I should note that when I wrote Oregon about this unit and sharpening the thicker commercial blades, they wrote back telling me that the unit would bog down under the thicker blades and told me to buy one of their $1000.00 units. It actually handles the larger blades just fine for me without putting much strain on the motor.”
“I purchased the Oregon 88-025 Lawn Mower Blade Grinder after thoroughly researching the product. It is listed as standard duty grinder and professionals should make note of the description as it describes what you are buying. The product is built very well, easy to set up and use. The primary draw back is the 1/3 HP motor gets very warm ( too hot to touch) under steady use and I am worried that this will shorten the lifespan of this unit over time. This comes with an induction motor Class “E” with a “60 C Heat” rating. Vibration is minimal and when not under load is so quite you barely notice it is running, it comes with a 46 grit stone. Many internet pictures do not correctly show this product, the fancy adjusting knob at the top has been replaced with a large elongated adjusting nut and the holding thumb screws are now regular nuts.
Because this is a standard duty sharpener, and one of the lower priced units it will attract the home owner with lots of land and I believe this to be a good unit for the home owner. I would recommend the company supply a 1/8 & 1/4 inch template as well as a 30 degree template to help in properly setting up the unit as these are standard dimensions required. An optional light would be nice.”