help me I think i screwed my edger

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by birdman0494, May 20, 2009.

  1. birdman0494

    birdman0494 LawnSite Member
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    OK well i was going to change my edger blade on my old 125 e and stupidly i forgot it was a left thread and then i was think wtf is wrong with me today and i tightened it extremely hard to the left and i also bent one of my screwdrivers where you put it in to switch the blade and i also broke a little pieces of the metal around the washer as in beneath it from pushing it too hard. And now i Ive been going to the right but i just cant un tighten it now i put too much pressure any suggestion please?
     
  2. Ruben Rocha

    Ruben Rocha LawnSite Senior Member
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    You could try a vice grip, Either on the blade or on the collar of the fitting on the inside edge next to the guard.
    When you are done you probably will be going to the dealer for new parts.
     
  3. birdman0494

    birdman0494 LawnSite Member
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    so what do you use to hold the edger blade when your changing the blades? and wouldn't a vice grip be too harsh on the machine? and is there anything i could use to loosen it out ?
     
  4. birdman0494

    birdman0494 LawnSite Member
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    so what do you use to hold the edger blade when your changing the blades? and wouldn't a vice grip be too harsh on the machine? and is there anything i could use to loosen it out like a grease?
     
  5. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
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    You should be able to put a piece of 2x4 in between the blade and the guard. Use an impact wrench on the bolt
     
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hard to explain without pictures...

    But there's supposed to be a little rod that comes with the machine when you buy it,
    at least mine came with it, that little rod goes inside a hole on the pulley or the
    part that turns, the hole has to line up with one on the shaft so to speak.

    And that should hold it in place.
     
  7. DT Lawn Care

    DT Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yep, that's correct for the edgers I've seen. But if he busted that groove out, he's got nothing there to grip it with. As they said earlier, use a vise-grip or 2x4 to hold it in place, and use an impact wrench. It should come right off. Then get some new parts for it and DON'T FORGET AGAIN:laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  8. bighaydenslawn

    bighaydenslawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    lol......

    love the title of this thread.....

    couldn't resist. :drinkup::hammerhead:
     
  9. DT Lawn Care

    DT Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    I know, right??? :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  10. birdman0494

    birdman0494 LawnSite Member
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    ok i broke out a large piece of that area but i was finally able to take it off with a blade buster from lowes, they are preety cheap 10 bucks and i used an alluminum pole to get leverage, now my only problem is my nut is so stripped where do any of you guys go to buy left threaded nuts for your edgers?
     

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