Swardman reel blades are made from a specially modified steel which means the blades can be sharpened again and again (a process known as “grinding”) to restore a perfect cut, even on damaged reels.
We strongly recommend that the reel and bedknife blades of the Swardman mower be sharpened on professional grinding machines.
With standard sharpening, the service life of a reel is 10 years, assuming it is being sharpened once per year.
The rate of wear on the reel depends on many factors. The cutting height, the cleanliness of the lawn, intervals between user adjustments, mowing rate, and, of course, the area being mown.