How to Remove the Blades From a Briggs Mower

The blade on a Briggs & Stratton lawn mower will need sharpening or replacement as it wears down from use. To sharpen a lawn mower blade, it must be removed from the lawn mower first. Briggs & Sratton lawn mowers vary in dimensions and design, but the removal of the lawn mower blade for each model requires following the same procedures.

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Thick gloves will help protect hands from injury when handling the blade.

Step 1

Disconnect the sparkplug wire. Tip the lawn mower onto its side so you are facing the blade.

Step 2

Place a block of wood against the blade to keep it from rotating. Remove the bolt in the middle of the blade with the socket wrench by turning it counterclockwise.

Step 3

Pull the blade straight out from the mower to remove it.