Magna-Matic Corporation

Magna-Matic Corporation

Magna-Matic Corporation is a leading manufacturer of rotary lawn mower blade balancing instruments, sharpeners, and cleaning machines. The brand and company were established in 1958 and are most known for our super-precision balancers. In the mid-1950`s A.J. Karrels began developing the lawn mower blade balancer due to walk-behind push mowers warranty problems. Being a small engine repair shop and lawn mower dealer, he encountered the major warranty problems that Briggs & Stratton was having at the time. A.J. Karrels recognized that the lawn mower blade acted as the flywheel of the engine, and realized that the out-of-balance condition of the blade was destroying the crank shaft bearings. A.J. Karrels invented the now MAG-1000 to be able to accuratly balance the blades and elimiate the warranty disputes of the mower manufacturers.

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W4599 County Road IW , Waldo , Wisconsin 53093 USA
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Magna-Matic began as the brand/model name of the now MAG-1000 Blade Balancing Instrument.  Much like Kleenex is synonymous with facial tissue, Magna-Matic became the word for lawn mower blade balancer.  The company started in the early 1940's as A.J. Karrels Company, owned and operated by A.J. Karrels the original inventor and patent holder of the Magna-Matic lawn mower blade balancer, originally located in Port Washington Wisconsin.  The A.J. Karrels company was a small rural Ferguson Tractor dealership operated out of an old family farmstead.  In addition to Ferguson Tractors A.J. Karrels handed such brands as Homelite chainsaws, Briggs & Stratton engines, Red-Tip mowers, and etc.

Magna-Matic Corporation prides itself in producing premium-quality, high-performance service tools for the outdoor power equipment (OPE) industry. Magna-Matic is committed to customer satisfaction through the continued innovation of new ideas, improvement on current products, and comprehensive customer education.