More Moawr: Blades

Five clips and a cable to drop the deck. The cable has a spring clip on the end that makes removal tedious and you have to compress a pulley in order to get some slack. Needle-nose Vise-Grips are your friend in all endeavors.

One 16mm socket to remove the blades and a flat-blade screwdriver and a wire-brush to remove all the caked-up vegetation-gunk that is glommed underneath the deck.

A (futile) trip to Home Depot to discover they didn’t have squat, and then a trip to Tru-Value to find the correct size, shape, and “Made in America” blades — you don’t see that too often anymore these days with steel tools and hardware! And at about only $12 each, cheaper then the non-fitting cheap blades at HD!

The old blades are hacked, but they have enough meat on them for a few more sharpening-cycles on the grinder, and from the new blades I have a pattern to grind-to.

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6 thoughts on “More Moawr: Blades

  1. Thanks. My little MTD 3.5 hp push unit has Mower Envy now.

    I need to put a grider to my blade, too. I wonder what the optimum angle and “sharpness” would be for a mower? I can put a 2000 grit edge on it, but that seems kind of overkill.

    Something sharp, strong, but won’t roll the edge. And I don’t know the specs for that.

    Sunk New Dawn
    Galveston, TX

  2. I suspect my method of lawn mower maintenance wouldn’t do you any good:

    Puts “For Sale” sign on mower,

    Spreads 25 yards of decorative rock in yard,

    Buys extra large bottle of Round Up.

    Your mileage may vary.

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