Changing A Lawnmower Blade
Maintenance is critical for all garden machinery. Therefore it is essential to replace a blunt blades, faulty wires and clogged-up air filters. A lawnmower blade should be sharpened numerous times in its life cycle .
An old worn blade will offer a low quality, uneven cut, leaving your grass vulnerable to diseases (e.g. brown spots). Furthermore, the weak structure, and dangerous vibration, of a blunt or dented blade increases the likelihood of it shattering.This could be potentially dangerous .A lawnmower fitted with a brand-new, sharp blade will always provide a smooth, safe cut.
Changing a lawnmower blade may seem to be a job for an expert.But by following the simple instructions below, thus will save both time and money.
Turn The Lawnmower On Its Side.Do not tip on the side with carburettor (petrol lawnmowers).
Tightly screw on the petrol/oil cap before tilting the machine (petrol lawnmowers). Only perform this ask then the gas tank is empty; invest in a syphon pump if necessary (petrol lawnmowers).
If necessary, consider propping the lawnmower up with some form of counterweight (lawnmower jacks can be purchased online).
Remove The Sparkplug
Is a safety measure to avoid potential fires.
Secure The Old Blade.
Place a piece of wood between the old blade and the lawnmower deck to stop the blade spinning.
Removing The Bolt and Fitting the Blade
Unscrew the bolt holding the old lawnmower blade to the deck; this can be done with a socket wrench (the size of which will vary).
Often the blade is secured with one nut.
Remove The Old Blade (And Dispose Of Safely).
Mount the blade in the correct direction
Wear protective gloves as the new blade will be incredibly sharp.
Secure The New Blade.
Wedge a piece of wood between the blade and the deck to avoid unwanted rotation; this is especially important because the new blade will be very sharp.
Using a socket wrench, and re-screw the nuts and bolts in their appropriate positions, securely.
Ensure The New Blade Is Secure.
Make sure the blade does not vibrate or move; this will damage the blade and potentially the lawnmower.
Finally double check everything is replaced and in it’s appropriate place.
Time To Mow The Lawn.
By Dylan Blyth.