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Lawnmower blade comes off how?

Asked by pallen123 (1514points) July 3rd, 2009

When we moved to Ohio, someone at a garage sale just gave us an old lawnmover. That was four years ago and that thing just keeps on mowin. But I think I need to sharpen the blade. I’ve got a grinder/sharpener but does the blade come off? If so, does it come off clockwise or counter? Tips for removal? Thanks!

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whatthefluther's avatar

It should come off in the direction opposite to that which it operates, just like a fan blade.

tyrantxseries's avatar

Helpful hint: don’t try to take the blade off wile it’s still spinning

whatthefluther's avatar

@tyrantxseries….shhhh….that’s half the fun!

tyrantxseries's avatar

@whatthefluther, playing pickup sticks before going to the hospital could be fun… I guess

tyrantxseries's avatar

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Capt_Bloth's avatar

Turn the lawnmower on its side (first use the gas or it will leak out over the motor).
There is a bolt under the blade. It loosens counter clockwise, the blade just needs to be held in place while you loosen it. You can also buy a hand held grinder like a Dremel tool, which I find easier than taking the blade off.

Blondesjon's avatar

Most lawnmower blades are bolted on with a reverse thread bolt. This insures that the blade stays tight as it rotates.

To remove, you need to loosen the bolt in a clockwise motion.

PandoraBoxx's avatar

Normal is “righty tighty, lefty loosey.” Reverse threaded is the opposite.

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