Hello, I have purchased a new 17" rotary blade "on line" advertised as a genuine Mountfield.
The original is over 10 years old and although I have sharpened it a fair few times it has quite a few heavy dings in it now so thought I would be better off replacing it.
I cannot recall what the original one was like when I first got this mower but the replacement has a very dull edge, hardly a blade edge at all it's so blunt, using an angle finder gives just over 30 degrees, I have read that 40 is more what it should be and the edge should be a milled finish. This is covered in thick paint.
Seems it would bludgeon the grass rather than cut it. I know it's a rotary, but does the edge finish sound right?