Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Replacing a Lawn Mower Blade

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You could break the blade on your lawn mower accidentally, just by mowing the yard. There are often things hiding in the grass, unseen because the grass has gotten to be too long. These could include toys that your children or your dog left outside, branches that fell off of the nearest tree during a wind storm, or rocks that were pushed there in the winter by the snow plow. Hitting these things when you thought you were just going to be hitting grass could cause the blade to bend or even snap. 

The first step to replace the blade is to make sure that you have the right lawn mower parts. Your manual that came with it should tell you what blade you need and even give you a parts number so that you can order it. If you no longer have the manual, look it up online and it will not be hard to find. Putting the wrong blade on could be disastrous, so make sure that you have the right one. 

After that, drain the gas out of the mower and turn it on its side. You may want to disconnect the spark plug so that there is no chance that the mower can start. You will see where the bolt holds the blade in place. Just take this bolt off - the setup is different for different mowers, so be sure that yours fits this style - and then put the new blade on and refasten it.

27 comments:

  1. I'll let hubby handle this stuff.

    Have a terrific day. ☺

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    1. If I can't do it, hubby calls a repairman. ;)

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  2. My husband actually sliced a golf ball in half from the lawn mower. We are very surprised it didn't actually break a blade!

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    1. Thank goodness that didn't fly up and hit him, eeeouch.

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  3. I'd go buy a new one, more expensive, but less hassle lol

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    1. Donating the old one would make someone's day, I'm sure of it. :)

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  4. this is why hubby dont let me use the mower, he takes care of it :)

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  5. My grandsons mow my lawn and I am more concerned with their safety than the blade so I make them police the yard before they mow. A broken flying branch can cause a serious injury!!

    It is good to know how to change the blade though and I will share this with them. :-)

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    1. You're right, the smallest of things can really cause some damage if they fly and hit the wrong way.

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  6. And this is why i hire a gardener. I could probably do it my self but I keep having visions of cutting off my fingers or toes because I was not careful.

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    1. I would love to hire a gardener, but just for some of the yard work, lol. And a cook. If I'm going to dream I'll throw that in there too. I want a cook! ;)

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  7. We recently had an issue with our lawn mower and you know what we did. We threw it away and bought a new one LOL.

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    1. Probably a much bigger issue than a blade, I'm guessing. :)

      We had to call the lawnmower repairman to come out this summer. Luckily they got it back up and running in no time flat.

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  8. I have to use a Tork Wrench to tork the blade to the right tork or it can come off and cause serious injury. I have to put a new blade on my Honda Mower next Spring, I will not be doing it, my brother in law is helping me with this.

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    1. I'm glad you've got someone to help. I know these kinds of things can be done, but I'm always too apprehensive to do them myself and I call repair to come out and take a look.

      Happy to see you. :)

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  9. I am really bad when it comes to ruining a lawn mower blade. Oh my gosh. My Hubs tells me to quit trying to cut trees with the lawn mower. I tell him they are just little ones.

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    1. lolol My husband was riding once a long time ago and went down our hill and ran over the neighbor's log and got stuck on it. He sheepishly came in to ask him to help lift the mower before someone saw, bwwahahhaha

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  10. Very good advise--but knowing me--well--I would be MUCH safer letting anyone else change that blade for me--I do live in an apartment so no worries on that score

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    1. I'm not sure how I'd do on it either, sometimes I surprise myself...other times, not so much. ;)

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  11. Same here, I'd have my husband take care of the mowing and stuff. :)

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    1. Hubby and I are both equally ill-skilled at these things, lol. We're learning... :)

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  12. The stones are the scary part.
    And that's why we try to pick up sticks, little branches before mowing.

    I would learn to do this myself, just in case the hubs isn't home.

    Very helpful.

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    1. I can see you out there doing it too. :)

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  13. NICE POST! We are women, hear us roar... and fix the mower without our man needing to help! :)

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  14. great info. will be passing it along to my father-in-law

    knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

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