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Can you sharpen robot mower blades?

Can you sharpen robot mower blades?
Discover why it's not recommended to sharpen robot mower blades and learn the benefits of using genuine Husqvarna blades for your Automower.

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Maintaining the pristine condition of your lawn is a top priority, and a robotic mower like the Husqvarna Automower® is an invaluable tool in achieving this goal. However, a common question we hear from customers is, “Can you sharpen robot mower blades?” Let’s investigate why sharpening these blades might not be the best idea and what alternatives are recommended.

The Risks of Sharpening Robot Mower Blades

Damage to Your Lawn

Sharpening robot mower blades can lead to uneven edges, which might result in a poor cut. This can cause your grass to fray, leading to poor growth and increased susceptibility to disease. A clean cut is essential for maintaining the health and appearance of your lawn.

Damage to Your Mower

Robot mowers, like the Husqvarna Automower®, are designed to work with precision. Sharpening the blades improperly can affect the balance and efficiency of the mower, potentially leading to mechanical issues. Moreover, using non-genuine blades or modifying the blades can void your warranty, leading to costly repairs.

Real Experiences from Our Customers

We have had several customers attempt to sharpen their robot mower blades with varying results. Here are some of their insights:

I recently tried sharpening the blades on my Husqvarna Automower® 450X after nearly three weeks of use, running about 15 hours daily. Using a small diamond lapping plate meant for sharpening knives, I found it challenging to maintain the correct angle. Ultimately, I noticed no significant improvement in the cut quality. Would I do it again? Probably not, unless I had no replacement blades on hand. Perhaps a specialised jig could help, but it seems like a lot of effort for minimal gain.

Two weeks after sharpening the blades on my Husqvarna Automower® 450X, they lost their sharpness. The leading edge became rounded and smooth, although they still managed to cut the grass. When I replaced them with new blades, the difference in performance was noticeable.

Our Recommendation

Given the feedback from our customers and the potential risks involved, we strongly advise against sharpening robot mower blades. Instead, we recommend using only genuine Husqvarna blades and screws for your Automower®. This ensures optimal performance, safety, and longevity for your mower.

Why Use Genuine Husqvarna Blades?

  • Precision Cutting: Designed specifically for Husqvarna Automower®, ensuring a perfect cut every time.
  • Safety: Genuine blades are rigorously tested for safety and efficiency.
  • Warranty Protection: Using original parts keeps your warranty intact, protecting your investment.

For the best results and to maintain the integrity of your Husqvarna Automower®, always opt for genuine replacement blades. Visit our online shop to purchase authentic Husqvarna blades and keep your lawn looking its best.

By choosing genuine parts, you’re not just maintaining your mower; you’re investing in the long-term health and beauty of your lawn. Contact us if you have any questions or need further assistance with your Automower®. We’re here to help!

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