Mower lifts leave the deck atatched....He said that he doesn't remove his deck.
Mine is right hand, tighten clockwise direction.. loosen counterclockwise. Torque specs who knows, I give it a good snug up with 1/2 drive ratchetIs the thread that holds the blade in place a Right Hand thread, or a Left hand thread?
Every mower is different, but it has been my experience to observe righty tighty, lefty loosely.Is the thread that holds the blade in place a Right Hand thread, or a Left hand thread?
Is the thread that holds the blade in place a Right Hand thread, or a Left hand thread?
I don't advise using a grinder unless your blade is badly chipped. Unless you're very careful, a grinder will heat up the edge of the blade to the point where the temper is lost. At that point, the steel on the edge of the blade will be much softer and it will not remain sharp for long.
Get yourself a good mill bast-ard file and learn to use it correctly.
Trying to think this through, I know that in Ford's, the idler pully is usually a left handed thread. One can look at the direction that the pully rotates when the engine is running. If the fan belt turns it counter clockwise, that would be the direction that would tighten the bolt (if it is a left hand thread), and vice versa.
I believe the picture below is accurate. And if so, then in order to loosen the retaining bolt, one would need to keep the blade from rotating in the cutting direction, while trying to loosen the bolt.
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