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The Tell-Tale Sign You Need To Sharpen Your Lawn Mower Blades
Keeping your lawn mower blades sharp is crucial for maintaining a healthy lawn. Paying attention to certain tell-tale signs will help you determine when it's time to sharpen them.
If the blades aren't cutting the grass to a uniform height, tighten them and ensure they're aligned properly. If the issue persists, it's a sign they are dull
and need sharpening.
Other indicators that blades need sharpening include the need to repeatedly go over the same area, increased effort to push the mower, and longer than usual
mowing times.
Additionally, if your mower frequently stalls, particularly in areas with thicker grass, or pulls up clumps of dirt and grass, it may be due to dull or damaged blades.
Regularly inspect your blades for any dents, bends, or jagged edges. If you notice any of these signs, it's likely that your blades need to be either sharpened or replaced.
As a helpful rule of thumb, consider sharpening the blades every 20 to 25 hours of mower use to ensure the lawn mower works efficiently.