Bent Blade

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by EMJ, May 17, 2007.

  1. EMJ

    EMJ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 200

    Is it possible to straighten a blade or should it just be replaced.
  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    Toss it away.
  3. Bill Kapaun

    Bill Kapaun LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 964

    I'd agree.
    Even if you got it straightened out, next time you hit something it might break. That could cost a lot more $ than a replacement blade, especially if someone was injured.
  4. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,098

    I know a man that tried that once on his MTD. The blade broke in half while mowing. Luckily the only fatality was a back tire. Mower blade are shear cut from mild steel then sharpen then shaped and the finial step to to heat treat the blade making it very hard. Mower blades are hardened steel and the crack when bent.
  5. EMJ

    EMJ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 200

    That what I thought. Just making sure before I tossed it. Thanks
  6. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    its a 10 dollar you even need to question?

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