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I know this isn't strictly a small engine question, but I'm guessing someone here will have the answer. The blades on a Sears riding mower I recently bought are a bit bent, and I'm wondering if I can straighten them. I know hardened steel is prone to break when bent back, but I'm wondering if mower blades aren't hardened enough to be that brittle. Any advice will be appreciated.

Rick A.
 

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Never Bend blades back, they can shatter when run at high rpms. Just buy new blades, they are only around $15 each.
 

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Justin is right. I straightned out some blades on a John Deere and 2 cuts later one of the blades shattered and went half way through the outer housing. The damage was not limited to the housing and blade. I had to replace the shaft, balance spool and the suspension above the housing. BUY NEW BLADES.
 

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Thank you for your advice. I had an idea you couldn't bend high carbon steel back. I'll definitely not try it!

Rick A.
 
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