Yes and no. The lawnmower blades itself is not threaded, but most nuts that held the blade in place are reverse threaded. The reverse thread helps to secure the blade on the drive shaft such that the rotation of the blade does not loosen the nut.
Which way do John Deere blades spin?
Most lawn mower blades rotate in a clockwise direction (counter-clockwise when viewed from below), and as such have the cutting edge on the right side. If you are unsure of how your mower rotates, check the position of the discharge chute; if it is on the right side angled back, the blade turns clockwise.
Which way do you loosen a nut on a lawn mower blade?
Put a wrench socket of the correct size on the head of the bolt securing the blade to the blade holder, and apply force to the wrench handle in the counterclockwise direction to loosen the blade bolt. The bolt may have a 1/2-inch, 5/8-inch or 3/4-inch head, depending on mower model.
Are mower blades universal?
So, are lawn mower blades universal? Lawnmower blades are not universal, they are mower specific. A mower blade must be an exact fit and torqued to the manufacturer’s specification.
How do you know which side of a lawn mower blade is up?
The most common and easiest way to tell which side of your lawn mower blade is up, is to look for the label. Most manufacturers will stamp at least one side of the blade with a direction label. These can say things like: “This Side Up”, “This Side Down”, or “This Side Toward The Grass”, depending on the brand.
Which side of a lawn mower blade goes up?
The wings of the lawn mower blade will be oriented up toward the mower deck and any writing on the blade will likely be facing away from the deck. If the blade bolt comes with a washer, its concave side will be facing the blade.
What size is the nut on a lawn mower blade?
What size are the tractor cutting blade retainer nuts and what direction should they be turned? The retainer nut on most of our riding mower blades are a 5/8″ thread diameter. This sized thread diameter nut normally requires a 15/16″ wrench or socket tool in order to remove/install.