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Tips for removing lawnmower blade on my pushmower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by RegisterdFor1StinkinPost, Apr 18, 2004.

  1. RegisterdFor1StinkinPost

    RegisterdFor1StinkinPost LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I know this is a commercial lawncare forum, but this is the only place I could find that had anything to say about how to remove the blade from a push lawnmower. I posted this question to another thread, but it's buried as the 53rd post. I thought I'd have better luck if I started a new thread.

    I apologize for my rank amatuer status.

    How do I remove the blade from my push lawnmower? The bolt won't budge, and I'm embarrassed to say that I don't even know which way I should try to turn it.
  2. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
    Messages: 4,759

    Turn it counterclockwise. A 1/2 inch drive ratchet or breakerbar [depending on who monkey'd it on] and a six point socket.
    you can tip the mower on its side. carb side up.
  3. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    counter clockwise.
    Do you have an impact wrench?
  4. Rick Jones

    Rick Jones LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 427

    Clamp or wedge a 2 x 4 scrap under the deck to keep the blade from turning and wrench it off with a large ratchet or breaker bar.
  5. Hustlinfireman

    Hustlinfireman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    Don't forget to disconnect the spark plug........an accidently started engine will remove fingers.
  6. RegisterdFor1StinkinPost

    RegisterdFor1StinkinPost LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Mission accomplished. Thanx for all your help.
  7. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,257

    Wear leather gloves!

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