Honda Lawn Mower Blade Replacement: Step-by-step Guide for a Sharper Cut

Today, we’re going to walk you through the process of changing the blades on a Honda lawnmower, specifically the model number HRN 216 VKA.

First things first, shut off the fuel and then turn the lawnmower so it’s in a vertical position. This enables you to access the blades easily.

Using a 14 millimeter socket and a ratchet (or an impact gun if you have one), you can start removing the two 14mm bolts that secure the blades in place. Remember to ensure the filter side is facing up during this process.

When removing the blades, it’s important to prevent them from spinning. If you’re using a ratchet, you can use a piece of wood to prevent the blades from moving while loosening the bolts. In the case of an impact gun, the blades should not spin when removing the bolts. Once the old blades are off, you can replace them with the new ones, ensuring they are positioned in the same way as the old ones. The skinnier blade goes first, with the thicker blade on top.

The part number for the new blades we used is 08720-VR8-M00, and we found them at Home Depot. Make sure to follow the instructions provided in the kit for any additional guidance.

Once the new blades are in place, start securing them by hand-tightening the bolts before using a ratchet or impact gun to fully secure them. According to the manufacturer’s instructions, the final tightening should be done to a torque of 36 to 43 foot pounds.

With the new blades installed, your Honda lawnmower is now ready to go. You can now turn it back to its normal horizontal position and enjoy the improved cutting performance.

Remember, proper maintenance of your lawnmower is essential for its optimal performance. We hope this guide has been helpful in showing you how to change the blades on your Honda lawnmower. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out and we’d be happy to help.

What tools are needed to change the blades on a Honda lawnmower?

The tools needed for this job are a 14 millimeter socket and a ratchet. An impact gun can also be used.

How do I prevent the blades from spinning while removing or installing them?

If using a ratchet, you need to secure the blades from spinning by using a piece of wood or a hammer. If using an impact gun, the blades should not spin.

What is the torque specification for the blade bolts?

The blade bolts should be torqued down to 36 to 43 foot pounds.

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