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Old 06-11-2018, 09:24 PM
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My favorite mowing deck by far is a 48" triangle deck. I've used others and consistently the best looking final end result is from the triangle deck. Your results may vary.
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I didn’t find my receipt to figure out what blades I bought. After a little searching on the Stens site, I found blades that will work with some slight modifications. The OEM Cub blades are spec’d at 17.66” center and 16.03” outer.

Part #325-179 is 18” w/ a 3/4” hole. The length would need trimmed.

Part #330-356 is 16” w/ an 11/16” hole. The hole would need opened up to 3/4”.
Thanks, greatly appreciate your looking. And just to make sure, these do have more lift than the original?
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Old 07-26-2018, 10:42 PM
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Got the blades and the modifications are made. Will be trying them out tomorrow.
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The blade part numbers I gave were for high lift blades. Are those the blades you bought?
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Yes, I bought the exact ones you gave me numbers for.

When I installed them the very end of the wings hit at various places on the left and center blade, so I could not try them. I will pull the deck later and fit them.
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I ended up grinding a taper on the wing portion of the blades and that gave me the clearance I needed between the wing edge and baffle. All mounted and ready for the next mowing.
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I ended up grinding a taper on the wing portion of the blades and that gave me the clearance I needed between the wing edge and baffle. All mounted and ready for the next mowing.
Hope that works ok for you. Blades are meant to be balanced. You would want to be at least close to removing same amount from both sides. A couple of blades out of balance could make for a shaky machine. Not to mention prolonged use could be bad for spindle bearings. Some years ago I had a blade balance tool hanging around the garage. I think most hardware stores still sell them.
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I've never, ever balanced a mower blade after sharpening. The other day, I sharpened my blades. When I got done, I thought, "What the hevk, let's see how balanced they are.". So, I hung them on a screwdriver and set the blade horizontally. Never moved. Gave it a bit of a spin.... always just randomly stopped. Guess it isn't that hard to keep them "balanced".
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Hope that works ok for you. Blades are meant to be balanced. You would want to be at least close to removing same amount from both sides. A couple of blades out of balance could make for a shaky machine. Not to mention prolonged use could be bad for spindle bearings. Some years ago I had a blade balance tool hanging around the garage. I think most hardware stores still sell them.
I just sharpened these today. Let me know if you figure out how to balance them.
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Hope that works ok for you. Blades are meant to be balanced. You would want to be at least close to removing same amount from both sides. A couple of blades out of balance could make for a shaky machine. Not to mention prolonged use could be bad for spindle bearings. Some years ago I had a blade balance tool hanging around the garage. I think most hardware stores still sell them.
You bet, always check balance. I use one of those cone balancers.
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