How much do lawnmower blades cost?

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In this blog post, we will look at the cost of different replacement lawnmower blades and compare them. What does a three in one gator blade cost? What does a mulching blade cost?

How much do lawnmower blades cost?

Zero-turn lawn mower blades cost between $12 and $31, depending on the type and brand. Riding lawn mower blades cost between $10 and $40. Our price research shows that the length of the blade is not a great differentiator.

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We will also compare several blade brands to see what brand is cheaper and what brand is more expensive and why? I will discuss the difference in prices between the blades of different lawnmower types and the length of the blade.

The second half of the blog is about different blade sharpening services and their prices in the UK, the USA, and Australia. Scroll on to find out the costs of the lawnmower blades and their sharpening cost at a glance all of which are given in tables.

Different types of lawnmower blades:

There are 5 different types of lawnmower blades:

1. Gator blades:

Gatorblade is the combination of a medium-lift (low and high) with a mulching feature to blend the 3 grass cutting or lawn mowing techniques into 1, so gator blades are also known as a “3-in-1” blade. A gator blade is very easy to spot because of its serrated sections at either end of the blade. Although it makes higher lift mulching possible by using more than one design focus, the 3-in-1 blade falls somewhat short in each area, high lift, low lift, and mulching, to reach that compromise. Yet these blades remain very popular and they are great for all-around grass cutting or lawn mowing use.

2. Deck, straight or standard blade:

A deck, straight or standard blade is the most commonly used blade on most lawn mowers that rotates horizontally. These blades have edges that are slightly curved up to generate a continuous airflow as the blade rotates, thus creating a sucking and cutting action.

3. High Lift Blade:

Because of the more vertical swoop shape of a high lift blade, high lift air underneath your lawnmower provides the great suction power blade. This fan-like suction makes high lift blades ideal for bagging purposes. They also make bagging more efficient, quick, simple, and reduces the chance for the cut grass to get clogged up in your lawn mower’s cutting area.

High lift blades are ideal for cutting tall, compact grass. High lift blades require a higher horsepower engine.

4. Low Lift Blade:

It is designed for side discharge mowing and is recommended for mowing terrain with sandy soil. With low suction power, the design of a low lift blade includes a less-drastic swoop than a high lift blade, encouraging the cut grass to stay low where it is more available to be ejected out the side of your lawnmower.

5. Mulching Blades:

They are also called an all-purpose blade. They feature a curved surface which allows them to work in 3 different ways. First, the blade pulls the grass up and cuts it. Then the clippings are sucked inside the deck and are chopped into tiny pieces. Finally, the blade’s innermost curve produces air pressure to blow the small clippings out, where they are used to feed the soil.

Cost of the blade by lawnmower type

1. Cost of zero-turn lawn mower blades:

Brand
Blade type
Price range
(indication)
Ariens
Mulching
$18
Cub Cadet
Hi-Lift
$ 20 – $ 25
Cub Cadet
Mulching
$ 21- $ 31
Toro
Mulching
$ 20
Toro
Hi-Lift
$20
Oregon
Gator
$ 14 – $ 25
Oregon
Mulching
$ 14- $ 25
Husqvarna
Mulching
$ 12 – $ 22
Husqvarna
Hi-Lift
$ 12 – $ 22

2. Cost of riding lawn mower blades:

● Rear engine blade:

Brand
Blade type
Price range
(indication)
Oregon
Gator
$ 29- $ 30
Oregon
Mulching
$ 29- $ 30
Troy-Bilt
Rear engine
$ 21
Cub Cadet
FastAttach
$ 28- $ 30

● Lawn Tractor Blades:

Brand
Blade type
Blade length
Price range
(indication)
Oregon
Gator/mulching
16.25 inches
$ 19
Oregon
Gator/mulching
17.875 inches
$ 14
Oregon
Gator/mulching
22.88 inches
$ 23
Oregon
Gator/mulching
23.25 inches
$ 10
Oregon
Gator/mulching
38 inches
$ 20- $ 26
Oregon
Gator/mulching
42 inches
$ 14 – $ 22
Cub Cadet
mulching
 
$ 21- $32
Cub Cadet
Hi-Lift
 
$ 20- $ 23
Cub Cadet
2 in 1
 
$22- $ 30
Husqvarna
Hi-Lift
 
$ 12- $21
Husqvarna
mulching
 
$ 12- $ 35
Husqvarna
Rapid Release
 
$ 15- $ 35

3. Cost of Push Mower Blades

Brand
Type
Price range
(indication)
Honda
Upper
$ 10 – $ 15
Honda
Lower
$ 15- $ 17
Cub Cadet
3 in 1
$ 16
Toro
 
$ 18 – $ 37
Earthwise
 
$ 8- $ 10
Oregon
Mulch
$ 11- $ 20
Husqvarna
3 in 1
$ 25
Snapper
Standard
$ 20
Snapper
Mulch
$ 40
WORX
2 in 1
$ 17- $ 25
MTD
Dethatching
$22
Swisher
Mulch
$35

 4. Cost Of Wide Area Walk Mower Blades:

Brand
Price
(indication)
Oregon Gator
$ 15
Cub Cadet
$ 16

Cost of the lawnmower blades by length

● Zero-turn 38 inches

Brand
Type
Price
(indication)
Husqvarna
Hi-Lift
$12
Oregon
Gator/mulching
$ 20- $ 26

● Zero-turn 42 inches

Brand
Type
Price
(indication)
Ariens
2 in 1
$ 17
Ariens
Mulch
$ 17

● Zero-turn 52 inches

Brand
Type
Price
(indication)
Ariens
2 in 1
$ 17
Ariens
 
 

● Zero-turn 60 inches

Brand
Price range
(indication)
Ariens
$22

● Lawn tractor 42 inches

Brand
Type
Price
(indication)
Oregon
Gator
$ 14
Cub Cadet
Hi-Lift
$ 20
Cub Cadet
Mulch
$ 21
Cub Cadet
2 in 1
$ 30

● Lawn tractor 46 inches

Brand
Price
(indication)
Type
Cub Cadet
Mulch
$32
Cub Cadet
Hi-Lift
$23
Oregon
Gator
$ 10

● Lawn tractor 50 inches

Brand
Type
Price
(indication)
Oregon
Gator
$ 14
Cub Cadet
Hi-Lift
$ 21
Cub Cadet
2 in 1
$ 22
Cub Cadet
Mulch
$ 25

● Lawn tractor 54 inches

Brand
Type
Price
(indication)
Cub Cadet
Hi-Lift
$20
Cub Cadet
Mulch
$ 28
Oregon
Gator
$ 19

Garden blades sharpening costs in the USA

Tool
Price
(indication)
Rotary Mower
$5
Mulching Mower
$7
Reel Mower
$30 & up
Loppers / Hand Pruners
$5
Hedge Clippers
$5
Electric Hedge Clippers
$20
Grass Clippers
$5
Hand Scythe
$6
Hoes, Spades, Shovels
$5
Axes & Hatchets
$5
Dbl Bit Axes
$8
Pruning Shears
$5
Brush Saw Blades
$7
Brush Chipper Blades
$1 per inch

Woodworking blades sharpening costs in the USA

Tool
Price
(indication)
Wood Chisels
$5
Wood Turning
$5
Hand Planer
$5
Carbide Dados
$0.50 per tooth $3 per chipper
Steel Dados
$2 per inch $2.50 per chipper
Wood Shaves
$7
Joint & Planer Blades
$0.50 per inch

Bandmill blades sharpening costs in the USA

Size
Price
(indication)
1 ¼” and 1 ½” wide up to 14 ft long
$7
1 ¼” and 1 ½ “wide Over 14 ft long
$8
2 inch wide bands
$11
1/4″ and 1 1/2″ wide over 19 ft long
$10

Drill bits sharpening costs in the USA

Size
Price
(indication)
1/2 inch
$1.50 HSS $3 Carbide
3/4 inch
$3 HSS $5 Carbide
1 1/8 inch
$4 HSS $7 Carbide
Auger Bits
$6
Paddle / Spade Bits
$3
Multi Spur / Self Feed
$6
Hole Saws
start at $4

Carbide Grinding costs in the USA

Type
Price
(indication)
Carbide Saw Blades – All types (Minimum Charge of $8.00)
$0.35 per tooth
Re-tipping
$3.50 per tooth
7 1/4 inch blades
$6
ROUTER BITS
 
Single Flute
$5.25 Steel / $6.50 Carbide
Double Flute
$6.25 Steel / $7.50 Carbide
Triple Flute
$7.25 Steel / $8.50 Carbide
SHAPER CUTTERS
 
2 Wing
$8 Steel $11 Carbide
3 Wing
$9 Steel $13 Carbide
4 Wing
$10 Steel $15 Carbide
HOLE SAWS
 
1 inch
$4
2 inch
$5
3 inch
$6
4 inch
$7
JOINTER & PLANER KNIVES
 
Thin
$0.50 per inch
Thick
$0.80 per inch
Carbide
$1.75 per inch

Garden blades sharpening costs in the UK

Type
Price
(indication)
Chainsaw Sharpening
£6
Garden Shears
£8
Secateurs
£5
Axe
£5
Mower Blades
£5
Hedgetrimmers
£15
Hand Saw Blades
£15

Miscellaneous Blades sharpening costs in the UK

Type
Price
(indication)
Tweezers
£2.50
Guillotine Blades
£1.50 per inch
Pizza Wheel
£2.50
Mandolin Blades
£5
Mezzaluna
£5
Food Processor Blade (Domestic)
£5
Food Processor Blade (Commercial)
£10

Carpentry Blades sharpening costs in the UK

Type
Price
(indication)
Circular Saws
£0.40 per tooth
Chisels 1″ and under
£3
Chisels over 1″
£5
Plane Irons
£5
Drill Bits 7mm and under
£2
Drill Bits over 7mm
£3

Clipper Blades sharpening costs in the UK

Type
Price
(indication)
Hair Clipper Blades
£7
Dog Clipper Blades
£7
Horse Clipper Blades
£7

Garden blades sharpening costs in Australia

Type
Price
(indication)
Axe                                                                             
 
Axe                                                                            
$13
Tomahawk
$10
 
 
Chainsaws
 
Chain Only                                        
$16
Remove Chain, Replace and Adjust
$26
Dress Bar
$7
Garden Shears
$11
 
 
Other
 
Grass Clippers                                                              
$12
Crutching Shears (Sheep Shears)
$12
 
 
Loppers
 
Standard                                                                        
$10
Longreach
$13
 
 
Machetes
$15
Mattocks and Hoes
$16
Edge Trimmers (Round Type Without Star Wheel)               
$15
 
 
Secateurs  
$9
Shovel, Spade – Reshape and Dress                                    
$11

Carpentry tools sharpening costs in Australia

  Chisels and hand planes
Price
(indication)
  Chisels                                 
$9
  Hand Planes
$11
  Repairs – Broken Corners, Deep Chips
POA  

Final remarks

To sum up this blog post, I would say that now you are aware of the differences in the costs of different lawnmower blades and their sharpening services costs.