How to Change Blade on Brush Cutter
A key part of any gardener’s skills is knowing how to change the blade on a cutter. To ensure you can continue to use the tool efficiently, you will need to be able to identify and change the blade correctly. Follow the instructions on the blade change manual provided with your brush cutter, or you can consult the manufacturer’s website. Changing the blade is an easy process if you have all the necessary equipment and know how to use your machine.
Safety gloves are recommended before you start changing the blade of a brush cutter. Also, make sure to use a sparkplug wrench to loosen any fasteners. Once you’ve loosened the fasteners, you can remove the blade from the holder. The new blade should fit properly, so you don’t have to buy a new brush cutter for each cut. When you change the blade on a brush cutter, you can also choose the blade that best suits the type of vegetation that you’re tackling.
A bolt and a Belleville washer secure the blade of a brush hog. The Belleville washer holds the cutting blade to the bottom end of the blade spindle. Care must be taken to remove the blades correctly as a sharp tear can penetrate gloves. After removing the splinters, replace the blades. A new blade guard may be required. The replacement blade should be replaced as soon as possible to avoid any damage.
A brush cutter has several blades to fit its needs. While some can be used for general lawn care, others are better suited for more challenging tasks. Some brush cutters have metal blades, also called brush knives. Brush knives are designed for cutting scrub brush and reeds. Attachments can be purchased for lighter engines or low horsepower engines. While there are some precautions to take when changing the blade of a brush cutter’s blade, the basic steps remain the same.