Thanks, ordered yesterday, delivered today and just been on a sharpening frenzy in my shed. Seems really good!
Balancing your blades is simply making sure the weight of your blade is evenly distributed from one side to the other. A blade typically becomes unbalanced in the sharpening process when you grind more metal off one side than the other. Correcting this is easy, simply use a balancer (which can be as simple as a nail in the wall) to test your balance, and then use your grinder/or sharpener to shave off the heavier side of the blade until it is balanced. The importance of balancing your blades is not so much about the quality of your cut (although it can be in some cases), but more about wear and tear on your mower. Mower blades are spinning 4000 RPMs. An unbalanced blade spinning that fast will cause a significant amount of vibration, which will put stress on yout blade shaft, spindle, and even the engine.
I have no idea what this means. Balanced?
I used my sharpening stone. Bear in mind blade has to be balanced after you finish.
Is this any good for sharpening a lawnmower blade?