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sharpening and balancing lawn mower blades

How to Sharpen and Balance Lawn Mower Blades

Learn how to sharpen and balance your lawn mower blades, as well as how to safely and properly remove and assess them, to keep your push lawn mower running in top condition!
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr


  • Socket Wrench
  • Flat Sharpening File
  • Screwdriver
  • Cut Resistant Gloves
  • Eye Goggles
  • Lawn Mower Blade Holder
  • Lawn Mower Blade Balancer


  • Disconnect the spark plug
  • Remove the blade using a socket wrench and safety gloves
  • Check if the blade is bent or needs replacing
  • Check the blade on the lawn mower blade balancer
  • Sharpen the blade using the file
  • Recheck on the balancer
  • Reattach to the mower once sharp and balanced
  • Reconnect the spark plug



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Keyword balancing, blades, lawn mower, removing, sharpening