If you need to give your lawn that first cut of the season only to find the existing blade is no longer in a respectful state to perform the job it was intended for - don’t worry because eSpares can help.
If the original blade has gone beyond the point of being simply sharpened and you need a new one but have never fitted a new blade, well luckily this guide will show you how.
The blades on the lawnmower, if maintained and occasionally sharpened can last sometime however eventually the blade will need to be replaced. If this is the predicament you are faced with and not sure how to do it keep reading and we'll talk you through it.machines the blade has been changed by the manufacturer. This video shows how the blade should be fitted to correctly cut the grass.
This video shows an example on how to remove or replace the part on a typical machine, some models may be different but the procedure should be similar.
What You Will Need:
Step 1 - Safety Advice
Safety First! Please ensure that you have disconnected the appliance from the mains before starting any repair.
Step 2 - Removing the Old Blade
So to start we need to first remove the old, worn blade and to do this you need to use the Flymo spanner. This multi-purpose tool would have come with your lawnmower is primarily used for unscrewing the bolt which holds the blade in position.
Along with a scraper, which can be used to remove the built-up of muck which may have become stuck to the underside - making it difficult to fit the spanner flush before unscrewing the blade.
When removing the blade you need to ensure that the blade doesn’t move otherwise you’ll be unscrewing for hours. Therefore donning a heavy duty glove take hold of the blade while you unscrew the blade.
Step 3 - Fitting the New Blade
With the blade removed you can now replace it - If you have an old style blade you may notice the design has now changed however don’t worry because it's the same just has had a design update.
Notice the spacers under the blade this allows you raise the or lower the blades - we do recommend not to use more than two spacers at a time.
So with the spacers in place and your new blade ready (make sure that the completely flat side faces the grass, most blades will indicate this but if yours does not always remeber...flat to the grass) insert the bolt and begin screwing by hand - after a while to ensure the blade is secure use the spanner.
Don’t over tighten as this could be difficult to remove when you come to replace this new blade later on.
Once the blade is nice and tight you’re ready to put it to work and get that garden trimmed, ready for those relaxing days chilling out in the garden with your favourite summery beverage enjoying that family BBQ.