Not to pile on but with >50 clients and 3 (?) snowfalls that's a lot of work done before stopping to take a look at things and notice the wear. Hmmm maybe it's not a Honda design issue, it's an Owner issue.
Anyhoo the machine will be paid off and on CL soon
for top dollar
another bottomless bucket, smooth auger'd Honda that's too expensive to repair.
Its the circle of life
1989 John Deere 1032
1979 Toro 5/24 38040 (now a 6.5/24)
2015 Snapper Pro SW30 52" Mower