I am wanting to sharpen my blades on my X540. I have never sharpened a mower blade before so I am a bit uneasy about it. I done a search on here and read about several different ways. My mower has about 16 hrs on it so the blades are not nicked up, they just don't seem to be very sharp. I don't think that they were sharp from the factory. The thing is that I don't have any of the things mentioned in the post that I read. I don't have a bench vise, an angle grinder, a dremel or even a good file:fing20: This is something that I want to learn to do on my own so I am willing to buy whatever it is that I need to do it properly. My gut instinct tells me that a good file would be my best bet being that I am not familar with sharpening the blades and mine are in new condition just dull. I do have an air compressor, an impact wrench, a fold out work bench and a few C clamps:fing32: Please give me some advice here fellows on how to do this and how to do it correctly. I have always just took my old mower to the repair shop and let them do it. I don't want to go that route any more with my new mower. This is something that needs doing so often, I need to learn to do it myself at home. If I go with the hand file route, what is a good brand and what size and type do I need to buy? I could get an angle grinder also if need be. Help a newbie out here guys. Thanks.