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Tips for removing lawnmower blade on my pushmower

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.


LawnSite Fanatic
zone 6
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.

Rick Jones

LawnSite Senior Member
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.


LawnSite Platinum Member
Wear leather gloves!