New high lift mulching blade.

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I just received the new high lift mulching blade in the mail. HUGE difference!. I hope EGO has the good sense to make this standard equipment. It really does make this mower a serious contender against gas powered mowers. Two things I did notice...one makes sense...the other doesn't. 1) The battery went low a little sooner and 2) the self propulsion seemed different somehow (perhaps that was my imagination, but don't think so).
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bloomz

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It changed my world...
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Dave .

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fake news.  there is no HL mulching blade.  just the HL blade
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I don't understand all the hype over a better blade,is the blade on the twenty one inch mower any better then the one on the twenty inch?  I don't know if its true but I read the 21 inch mower has a thousand watt motor. Maybe that is why it works so well, my grass is on the dry side most of the time and even if its a bit wet the mower mulches just fine. All these complaints about cut quality and so on is mostly jibber jabber. The mowers work just fine as long as you keep the blade sharp and the batteries charged.
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giggleherz results vary based on grass type, lawn thickness and height, moisture levels, cutting height and user expectations.  This goes for the mowers in general as well as the 2 blades.

Also the standard blade is multi-purpose - mulching and bagging. 
The HL blade is designed for bagging not mulching. Oddly, some have reported improved mulching with the HL.

But if it works for you then Great !  Use which blade gets the job done to your liking.
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I didn't know EGO made a High Lift MULCHING blade? They make a high lift blade for rear bagging operation, but MULCHING must be a brand new blade. Where did you get it?
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There's just one....amazon
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High lift blade consumes more energy. It is a trade off, and that is why EGO did not ship the mowers with the high lift blade.
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sounds like fake news
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TK

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We don't need that type of response, and hopefully you will be banned..
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David Holt

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Hope you get some new panties for Christmas.
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how was the self propel function different?
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Dave .

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David, you need to stop with the cursing.  that's disgusting.  I too hope you are banned.
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Dave .

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Is there a way to report foul language, btw?
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It's not like David was trying to lie about something, sounds like he just worded it wrong. This is a public forum seriously no reason to be a snowflake about it.

He said the F word oh my god! Someone call the police! Unless someone's being obscene or violent/ directly purpously offending someone ignore them! I've watched many threads spiral out of control on here because someone gets but hurt. Now I remember part of the reason I stopped visiting here often.
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Maybe being booted from a freaking Chinese lawnmower site, might be the end of the world for some folks here, since they don't seem to have a life. I could care less. I've posted without issue here for two years, and own just about every EGO tool there is. This is the first time I've posted in ages, and will probably be another year now...if ever. See ya Davo!
And thanks Erik, you are dead on - just a mispeake/mistype.
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ALL THIS RANCOR resulted from an ill-advised use of the F-bomb on a consumer forum.  THAT's why there should be more attention to decorum, gentlemen.
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Good! don't visit then...


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Awww TK you sound cranky snowflake. That's not very nice. Didn't your mother teach you if you can't say anything nice, don't say it at all?
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F-bombs don't offend me, dissing snowflakes does...

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From my point of view, I like the blade but hoped it was something it's not (a mulcher). If you leave the mulching insert, a pretty drastic vibration occurs (presumably due to blocked airflow). To that point, this wouldn't be standard equipment since they boast it can bag and mulch out of the box.

I did by two, though, so contemplating notching the back of the up lift wings in an effort to create my own muncher.. my hesitation is how much of a PITA it will be maintaining balance. Plus, if it already vibrates I doubt it'll go away with notches.
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If you are experiencing vibration when the mulching insert is being used, it is likely your blade is out of balance, and the mulch plug is amplifying the issue.  It's pretty easy to do a basic check for balance.  Here's a pic:



From this thread:
https://community.egopowerplus.com/ego/topics/technical-review-ab2101-high-lift-blade-on-20-mower-mo...
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Whats the correct way to sharpen a blade? Slightly rounded or file the edges to a sharp razor like finish?
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If you follow the guidance in the manual, you would try and keep the same bevel.  The blade steel is rather soft, so I would not go to a more narrow angle, as that's going to get dinged up pretty quickly from striking harder objects.  By going "slightly rounded", I think that would be a wider angle, and that will work for blade endurance, but your cut quality may suffer as it's not as sharp.
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Not in my experience. I always mulch with the HL blade
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I'm using the high lift blade for both mulching and bagging and it works substantially better than the stock blade for both purposes...

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