Re: [mowbot] Cutting blade (was: Digital Compass)

Dave Everett (deverett nospam at
Thu, 20 Feb 1997 14:07:15 +1100

Byron A Jeff wrote:
> >
> > I have come across a cutting blade that might be more suitable than the
> > weed trimmer head. The trimmer head does a very rough job, and the lawn
> > tends to look pretty messy afterwards. This new blade is made from
> > plastic and is designed for grass cutting. On the safety side I found a
> > soft rubber blade intended for grass, but I have been warned that it
> > would probably need replacing after each mowing session.
> Are these two different blades or are they the same? Do you have a
> distributor for them?

The First blade I mentioned is made from hard plastic and is yellow. I
believe it's made in Australia but the Mower shop I got it from weren't
very helpful, saying that they simply buy it from a wholesaler. The
blade cost me $6.50AU

The soft rubber blade consists of a metal centre for attachment, and a
soft rubber blade system. The blades are very flexible. The shop I saw
this at says it is designed for Ryobi weed trimmers, so perhaps you can
find a source for it over there in the US. As I say the blade would need
constant replacement.

Dave Everett.