You’ve probably heard of all the different types of blades out there: standard, all-purpose, 2-in-1, mulching, high-lift… The list goes on and on.
What does all of it really mean?
We could try to cram them into 2 or 3 categories with names that don’t make much sense, but why not just tell you what they’re for? Mower blades are made to satisfy three functions: discharging, mulching, or bagging. Some serve only one function, while others can do it all. Here’s where they fit in.
Although a mower is restricted to using blades that correspond to a matching configuration of holes and measurements, most mowers will still have several blade type options available that are compatible.
Lawn mower blade types employ different designs that offer a variety of “lift” and mulching options.
The major types of lawn mower blades are described below:
Deck or Standard Blades
Otherwise called the standard or straight mower edge. This is the most usually utilized cutting edge on most lawn mowers that turns on a level plane. The sharp edge highlights edges that are marginally bended up to produce a ceaseless wind current as the edge turns, accordingly making a sucking and cutting activity.
Low Lift Blades
Low lift edges are fundamentally made for side release cutting and are prescribed for cutting territory with sandy soil. With low suction power, the structure incorporates a less-extreme swoop than high lift sharp edges, urging the slice grass to remain low where it is progressively accessible to be catapulted out the side of the mower.
High Lift Blades
With a progressively vertical swoop shape, high lift air underneath the mower gives the incredible suction power sharp edge. This fan-like suction makes high lift sharp edges perfect for bagging purposes. It likewise makes bagging progressively productive, and decreases the opportunity for the slice grass to get stopped up in the mower’s cutting territory. Perfect for cutting tall, reduced grass. Likewise requires a higher strength motor.
A mulching sharp edge is otherwise called a generally useful cutting edge. It includes a bended surface which permits it to work in three different ways.
In the first place, the sharp edge pulls the grass up and cuts it. At that point the clippings are sucked inside the deck and are hacked into minor pieces. At long last, the sharp edge’s deepest bend produces pneumatic force to blow the little clippings out, where they are utilized to encourage the dirt.
3-in-1 or “Gator” Blade
For an inside and out arrangement, 3-in-1 cutting edges consider every contingency. Famously known as “gator” sharp edge, this edge joins a medium lift (low and high) with a mulching highlight to mix the three grass cutting strategies into one, otherwise called a “3-in-1” edge.
Gator sharp edges are anything but difficult to spot as a result of their serrated segments at either end of the cutting edge. Despite the fact that they make higher lift mulching conceivable by utilizing more than one structure center, 3-in-1 sharp edges miss the mark in every territory, high lift, low lift, and mulching, to arrive at that bargain. However this sharp edge stays well known and is incredible for all around grass cutting use.
Now that you know the different uses for each type of blade, you should be able to pick out a set to fit your needs.