If I sharpen the blade, will this cancel my 90 day trial

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 3 years ago
  • Answered
  • (Edited)
2 week old mower, there are many posts about how dull mower blades are (out of the gate), and how much performance can be gained by a regular sharpening. 
My blade is not bad- never hit anything but grass blades;  not great either and could probably use a sharpening after a few more mows. Especially since work colleagues, neighbors want to try it .....and In want it tip top shape to impress.
 
Since the horror stories about repair turn around times have put the fear into me; I am hesitant to do anything that may deny me the ability to return for "refund " should a "catastrophic" failure (requiring 4-6 weeks for repair) come about.
Don't get me wrong, Thus far I am very impressed/happy with the mower (not so the price here in Canada...but that's what you get with little/no competition in this sector ).
Should I go ahead and sharpen? 
I figure, should the situation arise, and If I get any lip from the store that I "altered" the mower by sharpening....I could always just buy and install a new blade for them?
Whats the "official" stand on sharpening blades?
Photo of David

David

  • 1,962 Points 1k badge 2x thumb

Posted 3 years ago

  • 1
Photo of summetj

summetj

  • 11,100 Points 10k badge 2x thumb
I think Home Depot would have to give you the "official" stand, but I imagine that if you still had the box, they would honor their 90 day return policy (you DID keep the box, right?).  I seriously doubt that they check the blade (or even know how sharp or not it was when new....). I mean, they aren't going to complain about grass stuck under the deck, right?
Photo of Egocentric

Egocentric

  • 6,328 Points 5k badge 2x thumb
Good question.  The manual advises sharpening the blade twice per season.  So you are not doing anything that would violate the Ego warranty.  Home Depot return policy though, I am not sure.  I would advise using a hand file and stone verses a power tool that may slip and make obvious dings, abrasions, and remove large slathers of paint. Carefully doing it by hand, I doubt anyone would be the wiser.     
Photo of (a)Typical Engineer

(a)Typical Engineer

  • 26,632 Points 20k badge 2x thumb
If you consider the case of a chainsaw, I have returned a chainsaw to them, and I sharpened the blade.  I would go ahead and sharpen it and cross that bridge at a later time.
Photo of Dave .

Dave .

  • 21,828 Points 20k badge 2x thumb
sharpen the blade.  there's no way that 1) HD will even LOOK at the blade, and 2) it's simply not an issue in the first place.   Sharpen it!
Photo of Blue Angel

Blue Angel, Champion

  • 180,008 Points 100k badge 2x thumb
Agreed 100%. I doubt they'd even look, and if they did it would just look like a used mower blade anyway.
Photo of Amber F.

Amber F., Official EGO Rep

  • 68,294 Points 50k badge 2x thumb
Official Response
You can absolutely sharpen the blade without fear of voiding your warranty. :-)