How Do You Remove Blade Bolts From Craftsman Riding Mower

Which way do mower blade bolts loosen?

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How do you get a stuck bolt out of a lawn mower blade?

Remove a Stuck Blade with Leverage Once it’s secure, place a socket wrench over the bolt, (making sure it is the correct size), and attach the breaker bar to the socket. Use the breaker bar as the socket wrench handle and loosen the bolt. Once it is loose, unthread the bolt by hand and remove the blade.

Are lawn mower blade bolt reverse thread?

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.

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.

How do you remove a Craftsman lawn mower blade?

Slide the cutting blade from the blade spindle by hand, taking care not to cut your hands — dull blades also can cut. Remove stubborn or stuck cutting blades with a ball peen hammer; tap the top of the blade slightly with the hammer to drive the blade from the blade spindle.

Which way are lawn mower blades threaded?

Their blades turn to the right when mowing, while their threads turn clockwise and are fastened by turning the retaining bolt to the right. To unscrew the retaining bolts from a reverse threaded mower, turn the retaining bolts to the opposite direction, that is, the left, counterclockwise direction.

What size is the nut on a Craftsman lawn mower blade?

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.

Does WD-40 help loosen bolts?

If the bolt is stuck in place because of rust, you can use a bolt loosening spray such as WD-40 Penetrant Spray. This penetrating oil provides deep lubrication to loosen the nut or screw.

What tool do you use to loosen bolts?

Wrenches are essential tools used to tighten and loosen fasteners, like nuts and bolts. Generally made from a chrome-plated steel alloy, wrenches are both durable and easy to clean. Most homeowners keep a few general-use wrenches around, but there are actually several different kinds, each suited to different jobs.

Why does heating a bolt help remove it?

If you’re talking about a nut on a bolt, heating the nut more than the bolt will cause the nut to enlarge relative to the bolt. This action is simple and straight-forward — you should simply take care to concentrate the heat on the nut, not the bolt.