need help changing blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by steve m, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. steve m

    steve m LawnSite Member
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    I would like to know what impact tool everyone is using to change blades when out in the field. I had one break and lost the rest of the day having to go back to the shop.

    Thanks, Steve
     
  2. Tim's Lawn Care LLC.

    Tim's Lawn Care LLC. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 115

    Impact, in the field? How do you break a blade anyway?
     
  3. Big C

    Big C LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,641

    I use a ratchet to take them off and a torque wrench to put them back on.
     
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,654

    In the field, just regular tools, make sure to have an equalizer someplace.
     
  5. TimsLawnCareVA

    TimsLawnCareVA LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 361

    Snap-On 1/2" cordless impact. Best you can buy. Will break loose almost anything!
     
  6. Tom'sLandscapeDesign

    Tom'sLandscapeDesign LawnSite Member
    Posts: 200

    A box end wrench and a dead blow hammer.
     
  7. zukota

    zukota LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    this. if you'rre doing it often, maybe pick up a 'striking wrench'

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