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Default blade bolt on lawnmower, which way to turn?

I've just acquired a McCulloch (ML433r) Petrol lawnmower and trying to
remove the blade to sharpen it.
Its quite rusty down there and I'm not sure which way the bolt goes to
remove it!
Turning the lawnmower upside down it looks like the blade rotates
anti-clockwise so would it be logical for the bolt to turn anti-clockwise as
well to slacken it off?

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I've just acquired a McCulloch (ML433r) Petrol lawnmower and trying to
remove the blade to sharpen it.
Its quite rusty down there and I'm not sure which way the bolt goes to
remove it!
Turning the lawnmower upside down it looks like the blade rotates
anti-clockwise so would it be logical for the bolt to turn anti-clockwise as
well to slacken it off?

Cheers


I think you are right - I am sure my flymo the bolt tightens clockwise.
The blade normally has some keying into the mounting below. It should
not be too tight!
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In article , Steven
Campbell [email protected]? writes
I've just acquired a McCulloch (ML433r) Petrol lawnmower and trying to
remove the blade to sharpen it.
Its quite rusty down there and I'm not sure which way the bolt goes to
remove it!
Turning the lawnmower upside down it looks like the blade rotates
anti-clockwise so would it be logical for the bolt to turn anti-clockwise
as
well to slacken it off?

Cheers


I think you are right - I am sure my flymo the bolt tightens clockwise.
The blade normally has some keying into the mounting below. It should
not be too tight!
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Cheers John.

Yes it was indeed anti-clockwise to slacken it. It came free after a good
squirt of Wd40 ;o)





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