If you notice your lawnmower isn’t performing as well as it used to, it may be time to remove and sharpen the blades. Lawnmower blades benefit from occasional sharpening. Here’s how to do it:
1. First, safely detach the blade from your lawnmower. Read your machine’s owner’s manual for instructions on how to do this safely. The process of detaching your blade will differ from mower to mower.
2. Once you’ve removed the blade, put it in a vice for sharpening. Use a good blade sharpener or file, running it across the sharpest edge of the blade.
3. Make sure you sharpen the correct side; when you detach the blade, it can be easy to confuse which side is the sharpest.
4. Carefully reattach your mower blade and enjoy an easier mow!
Sharpen lawnmower blades twice each season for optimal performance. Doing so will help your lawnmower cut grass as cleanly, quickly, and easily as possible.