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Old 02-23-2007, 11:52 AM
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putting on a new mower blade

im putting on a new blade for my craftsman 21" push mower...

do i need to bring it to service place to get the blade balanced or shold it be ok considering it is for residential use?

is there a way to tell if it is balanced myself..because i dont really think it is worth bringing it all the way to the dealer just to get the blade balanced...
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Old 02-23-2007, 02:08 PM
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If it's new then it should not need balancing. Only after it has been sharpened many times then it might need it. I don't get the blade balanced for my 21" when they're brand new.
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Old 02-23-2007, 02:14 PM
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:28 PM
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Actually, when they are first purchased, many of times they are so far out of balance that they never end up that far out again - after they are balanced. I've never seen a brand new blade that is balanced...ever.
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:36 PM
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Take the blade and hang it on a nail by the middle hole. The side that points down is the heavy side. Remove a little bit of material and then try it again. Repeat this until the blade is balanced.

This won't get it perfect but it will do pretty good - better than it comes out of the box.
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Old 02-24-2007, 02:16 AM
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Take the blade and hang it on a nail by the middle hole. The side that points down is the heavy side. Remove a little bit of material and then try it again. Repeat this until the blade is balanced.

This won't get it perfect but it will do pretty good - better than it comes out of the box.
thanks runner and ptp...

so ptp..ur saying put the middle hole on a nail in the wall and do it that way?
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Old 02-27-2007, 08:58 AM
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Blade Balancer

Hi JM L&L,

Another good way to check for balance on mower blades is a blade balancing tool, click on the link below and parts search 42-047. This tool works really well! Thanks Jay
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