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Blade Change

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by csj1, Apr 29, 2004.

  1. csj1

    csj1 LawnSite Member
    from ID
    Messages: 16

    How do you guys loosen and tighten blades? Do you use a piece of wood to wedge against the deck or is there another method that I am missing.

  2. Zach76

    Zach76 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    I used to use a block of wood and a 1/2 inch drive socket. This spring I went and spent about $90 on a small air compressor and $25 on an air impact wrench. Blades are changed within about 3 minutes now instead of 10-15 minutes the old way.
  3. soccerlawn

    soccerlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 379

    I have a air compressor and impact wrench, I can take the blades on and off in minutes.
  4. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,769

    If you do not have access to a compressor and have to do it by hand this is a handy tool to have.
    Hustler blade lock tool, part # 381442 and has a MSRP of $10.00

    blade lock.jpg
  5. mowhigh

    mowhigh LawnSite Member
    from Dallas
    Messages: 198

    mc, that's pretty neat - - haven't seen one before. cjs, if you don't have an impact wrench and sometimes have your maintenance done elsewhere, make sure they don't use one either, or you won't be able to loosen it yourself.
  6. fprintf

    fprintf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    I wish the bottom of my deck looked that clean! :)

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