How to Remove Exmark Mower Blades


Like other lawn mowers, as you use your Exmark mower, its blades will slowly get dull from cutting your lawn. Recognize a dull blade by looking at the quality of the cut on your lawn. Dull blades will rip and shred the grass and you will see shredded, brown grass tips a few days after mowing the lawn. This allows disease and fungus to enter the grass easier than if you cut the lawn with a sharp blade. You must remove the blade to sharpen or replace it, and you can complete this task quickly with a few tools.

Step 1

Stop the engine and wait for all the moving parts on the Exmark mower to stop. Remove the key from the ignition.

Step 2

Adjust the cutting height to the 5-inch level by using the cutting-height adjustment lever on the mower. Lift the front of the unit and support with jack stands.

Step 3

Wedge a block of wood between the lawn mower blade and the front or rear baffles.

Step 4

Use an adjustable wrench or socket wrench to loosen the bolt that holds the blade on the engine shaft.

Step 5

Unscrew the bolt by hand once it is loose. Set aside the bolt and spring disk washer. The blade should then come right off.

Tips and Warnings

  • Wear gloves when handling your Exmark mower blade. The edge is extremely sharp and can cause serious cuts.

Things You'll Need

  • Jack stands
  • Block of wood
  • Adjustable wrench or socket wrench
  • Gloves


  • Exmark: Operator's Manual
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