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How do you get your blades off ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Rougewave, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. Rougewave

    Rougewave LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 23

    A dumb question I know, but I have never been shy to ask one..........on my new hustler 44" .
    Do you make something to jamb between the blade and deck to hold the blade while loosening the bolt? I just got thru using a wedge of wood. Thought about drilling a hole thru the deck to drop a bolt in and let the blade stop against it so loosening it will be easy. Give me your thoughts........
  2. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,587

    just kidding , impact wrench..... no need to block the blades...
  3. Texas Mower Parts

    Texas Mower Parts LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 472

    You buy an air or electic impact both will do the job.
  4. Grass-Eater

    Grass-Eater LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    any numatic impact wrench well do but i somtimes still need the old block of wood
  5. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 1,796

    I used 1/2 inch air impact wrench but the new electrics and battery types are pretty powerful and would be the way to go. Just be careful not to over tighten.
  6. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    1/2 air impact. works great
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I used impacts while I could but now back to using hand-tools...
    dunno, I got a bolt on bottom and nut on top - so one wrench each side.
  8. iluvscag

    iluvscag LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 743

    Impact gun. I don't know how I would do it without it. :)
  9. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,180

    impact if I'm at home. If in the field I carry a 2 ft long box end wrench and can wrap a towel around the blade and just hold it and yank it off. Impact method definatly easier.
  10. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    I use two 18" breaker bar wrenches (one on top and one on the bottom of the deck). I can change the blades on my mowers in about 2 minutes with them. An impact wrench should also work well.

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