Which way to loosen bolt on lawnmower?

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  1. canfossi

    canfossi Well-Known Member

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    I have forgotten, which way do I turn the bolt on a push lawnmower to loosen it, so I can take off the blade? The same way the blade turns or the other way? It's on there tight so I don't want to strip it by turning it the wrong way. Thanks Chris
     
  2. cheapskate

    cheapskate Cheap but not free

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    Mine turns counter-clockwise to loosen.
     

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    Lefty loosy, righty tighty doesn't apply to lawnmower blades or circular saws because of the way that the blades spin.

    TK
     
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    ericjeeper Well-Known Member

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    Not all circular saws,. If it is a worm drive or the blade is on the left.. It is righty loosey..
     
  5. RonM

    RonM Well-Known Member

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    When you are loosening you need to put pressure against the "sharp" side of the blade, should be dull emough not to cut you, use a black of wood if need be. When tightening hold the back of the blade to tighten..... use blacks of wood and lock against the frame of the mower.....
     
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    canfossi Well-Known Member

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