When mowing the lawn you need to ensure that the blade is sharp - if it has become worn or chipped from loose pebbles, don’t even consider replacing the appliance as the fix is very simple.
We have created this guide to talk you through just how simple replacing a faulty blade can be. It is worth noting that our guide has been created with the Qualcast Classic Petrol 35s lawnmower in mind a fantastic appliance and provides a great cut...as long as the blades are kept sharp.
Now it is worth noting that this particular machine has two blades the upper rotary blade and the lower blade. The lower usually gets forgotten about and simply left to go blunt and never sharpened or replaced however we are going to show you how simple a task it is to replace the lower blade.
What You Will Need:
Step 1 - Safety Advice
Always make sure your lawnmower is switched off before you do any work and due to the sharp edges exposed we suggest suitable Safety Gloves are worn to help prevent injury.
Also to be safe either make sure the throttle is in the stop position and disengage the spark plug.
Step 2 - Removing the Blades
To begin, tilt the lawnmower onto its back, to remove the lower blade we do not need to remove the entire cassette. With the mower tilted you will be able to see that it is held in place by two hex-head screws. Using a hex head screwdriver or a torx screwdriver you can remove the old blade.
Give It a Clean
You’ll probably notice that the cassette area of the appliance is extremely dirty - therefore it is recommended to give it a good clean, simply using a cloth and some warm water should do. However you can use a lawnmower cleaning kit for far greater results.
Step 3 - Securing the New Blade
Now repeating Step 2 in reverse will see you refitting the new blade onto your lawnmower. With the blade in place simply hold it there and screw it back in place making sure that the screws are secure.
There you have it, Within three easy steps you have fitted a new blade onto your Qualcast petrol lawnmower. For other helpful diagnosis and how to guides don’t forget to check out our library of advice articles.