Lawnmower Blade Balancer and Adapters
This is a 3d printed version of the commercially available lawnmower blade balancers. I use one of these in my shop every day, but blades with the "bowtie" and "t-shirt" (or Y) shaped center holes do not fit right. For this reason, I designed two adapters that slip down over the stepped main body. [I apparently don't have a t-shirt blade in stock right now. As soon as I get one in, I will design and upload that adapter as well.] If you already have a balancer like this, you can just print the adapters, but I went ahead and modeled the whole thing in case you need that as well.
After printing the base, you will need a spindle. Take a 2" to 2.25" long 6-32 screw with countersunk head and using a file, shape the end to a slightly rounded point. Thread this into the base from the bottom and make sure that the main body rests on the point and moves freely. If there are any catches, you might need to clean out or sand the pivot point inside the main body.
Once everything is smooth, a blade placed in the appropriate step/adapter should sit (near) perfectly level. If the blade dips to one side, you need to remove some metal from that side. Continue doing this until the blade sits as level as you can get it. You can find plenty of videos on g@@gletube on how to sharpen lawnmower blades.
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