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Cut Your Grass, Don’t Rip It: Viral Expert Tips on Changing Your Lawnmower Blades
Is your lawn looking more like a patchy wasteland than a lush green oasis?
Don't blame the grass just yet. The culprit might be hiding right under your lawnmower.
A blunt lawnmower blade can rip your grass instead of cutting it clean, leaving behind an unsightly mess.
But don't fret! We're taking a cue from @DadAdviceFromBo, a TikTok creator with over 2.5 million followers, whose video on changing lawnmower blades has gone viral with over 3.2 million views.
And with his expert guidance shared in this 46-second video, you can change your lawnmower blades like a pro and give your lawn the makeover it needs.
How to change your lawn mower blades - SO easy. Love, Dad
In the video, @DadAdviceFromBo suggests using a jack or a ramp to lift your lawnmower off the ground.
Additionally, he advises that you use a block of wood to help hold the blade in place while you loosen or tighten the bolt that secures the blade in place.
He also recommends removing the old blade first and taking it to the store with you to use as a reference point when picking out a new blade.
But you may need to exercise caution when carrying the blade to the store, as one of the comments on the video points out that it can attract unnecessary attention to yourself.
Before you start changing your lawnmower blade, put on thick protective gloves to protect yourself from any injuries when handling the blade.
It may also be prudent to remove the spark plug before removing the blades, as recommended by some viewers.
Some viewers of the video suggest sharpening the blades instead of changing them.
But if you've decided to change your blade, follow @DadAdviceFromBo's guide, and you'll have a clean-cut lawn in no time.
So, gather your tools and protective gear and give changing the blades a try.
And who knows, you might just become the next TikTok sensation with your lawnmower blade-changing skills.
If you would like to know more about Lawnmower blades, check out this post: How Fast Do Lawnmower Blades Spin?
A tip of the trowel to OpenAI's ChatGPT for helping cultivate this article.