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There should be a block that the blades bolt too with something that will hold the blades stationary. The block is there to “break” when the blades encounter a sudden stop to help prevent engine damage. A couple of type of blocks are a star pattern that goes into the center of the blade or 2 pins that go on either side of the center hole

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Depending on usage, mower blades should be sharpened at least once or twice a year. Dull blades don`t just slow your mower down: they can also leave your lawn susceptible to browning and withering. The good news is, it`s relatively easy to sharpen your blades.
A wrench on a screwdriver blade will help beat that big screw that won`t budge. First select the largest screwdriver that`ll fit, and tap the butt of the screwdriver handle with a hammer to loosen the thread bond. Lean your weight onto the screwdriver to keep it in the slot as you turn it with the wrench.
In general, sharpen twice per season or after 25 hours of use to keep your blades in good shape. Also, sharpen the blades after hitting rocks. Stone can easily dent or nick the blades. The lawn itself can also hint when you need to sharpen your mower blades.
Do All Lawnmower Blades Have Reverse Threads? No, not all lawnmower blades have reverse threads. Typically, the phrase does not refer to your mower blade but rather to the bolt that holds it in place. The bolt is an essential piece of your lawn mower that connects the blade to the driveshaft.
The fastest way to sharpen a lawnmower blade is with a bench grinder. Wearing protective eyewear, earplugs and work gloves, grind the edge of the blade against the spinning wheel. It`ll be loud and you`ll see sparks, but you`ll be able to sharpen the blade in a few minutes.
Do All Lawnmower Blades Have Reverse Threads? No, not all lawnmower blades have reverse threads. Typically, the phrase does not refer to your mower blade but rather to the bolt that holds it in place. The bolt is an essential piece of your lawn mower that connects the blade to the driveshaft.

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The edger is not cutting very well. Any tips to make it work better?
ANSWER : You said cutting, not running, so I suggest removing the blade and sharpening on a grinder or buying a replacement blade.I hope you find this very helpful.

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Weedeater Excaliber Gas Hedge Trimmer. Is it possible to sharpen these blades? If yes, do you know the procedure?
ANSWER : You should be able to sharpen your hedge trimmer blades. There is a good video on how to sharpen hedge trimmer blades on youtube by ereplacementparts. He explains how to do it with a file or a grinder.

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MY TROY LAWN MOWER WONT START BACK UP AFTER I TURNED IT ON ITS SIDE TO TIGHTEN BLADE WHEN COMING LOOSE
ANSWER : Did you tip it with the carb facing down and the crank case dumped oil into the carbyou will need to pull out the spark plug and crank it over for a bit then clean off the spark plug and try again

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I have a cutting deck blade nut half off and cannot get it all the way off or tighten it back up. I have had the blades off to sharpen before. Is there a special tool thai I need to know of? Thanl You, Lou King
ANSWER : If as you say this is a nut, most likely what happened is the threads broke inside and created a foot in the door problem. You would need to cut off the nut and replace with a new nut, or replace the bolt . If the problem is with a bolt with broken threads, it’s the opposite, but you may have to drill out the bolt and retap the bolt hole. GOOD LUCK.

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Blades wont ingage on my craftsman lawn tractor #917.274811?
ANSWER : After hitting a tree root, blades will not cut when I press to engage

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Why wont my blade engage
ANSWER : Bad pto clutch shorting out

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I need to get the blade of the lawn mower sharpened.Any tips on how to disconnect the blade fropm the lawn mower?
ANSWER : There is a jig that you can buy that makes this job SO much eaiser. It is a universal jig that clamps onto the deck and keeps the blade from spinning so you can use a ratchet to remove the nut holding the blade on. One name brand is called a “Blade Hog”. You should be able to find one of these at one of the bog box hardware stores.

Hope this helps,
Chad

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Why my blade wont engage on my toro 74370 zeroturn mower
ANSWER : It has an electromagnetic clutch switch on it,that is more than likely bad. Try this,pull the pto switch out and start the engine,then disconnect the 2 wires coming from the switch and just tap them together and see if they will come on. If they do then you need to replace that switch.

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