changing blades

charlies

LawnSite Senior Member
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earth
i was changing the blades today.

first blade, wrench slipped off, busted 2 knuckles good.

third blade: wrench slipped off while tightening, top of index finger hit blade edge, sliced into it good, no stitches, but a spectacular amount of blood. and i am the one always telling the guys to wear gloves when they change the blades!

both times, i left my hands under the deck for a few seconds thinking, 'oh that's probably going to be bad', before i actually looked at it.

the slicing incident, i finished tightening the blade before i took my hand out to look. i could feel the blood getting all over my hand and the blade.

sweet. now: gloves for the rest of the season, i swear.
 
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charlies

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
earth
we do have a compressor and air tools in our shop, but i just wanted to change the blades, i didn't feel like turning on the compressor, getting out the gun, the socket, waiting for the pressure to build to appropriate level, then having to drain the tank when i was done. i was lazy.
 

topcat

LawnSite Member
Location
Bflo
Get one of those cheap 12volt impact wrenches from like Walmart. Works great and comes in handy when out mowing.
 

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