Put new blade on it. Sharpen them to 30degree and the line will go away. OR If your mulching and taking too much grass off in one shot and or going too fast it can leave a mow hawk. That's all it can be. Not a honda problem or any other mower problem. Clean deck sharp blades and balanced. Nice pace and dry grass taking off a reasonable amount it should cut perfectly.I'm just about fed up with the uneven cut my 215 has developed. It leaves a line of grass uncut on every pass. A thin line, not very wide at all, but it's obvious as all get out.
I'm going to rebuild a cub cadet now and see how it does.
I'm guessing it has something to do with the engineering of that double blade arrangement.
So after all, fairly unhappy with that Honda.
I personally put a fresh edge on a brand new blade and I check balance and run out anyways. Honda own blades are really really good about that.If I put a new Honda blade on it, should I have to sharpen it, as well? Mind you, I have kept my blade sharp. By hand, with a file.
I mow in first gear. I went out of my way today to assure I was only taking 1/3 off at the most and the grass was dry.
And the blade appears to be in good shape, using the manual that came with the unit as a guide.
That's why I'm so disappointed.
Thanks for the idea, But it seems to me like spending good money after bad, having to replace the blade clutch, a new blade bearing and a mulch plug already.
It's already cost a lot of 'bad' money to get this far.