After spotting the Blade Buster mower-blade clamp, I began to think that using my boot to stop the blade from turning might not be the best idea. Usually when I service the blade I pull the plug wire, wedge my boot between the blade, and break the nut loose with a socket and 18″ breaker bar. Maybe my method isn’t the safest, though — especially if I forget the first step.
The Blade Buster clamps to both push and riding mower decks, stopping the blade from turning so you can safely remove and replace it without cutting up your footwear. A.M. Leonard claims their mower-blade clamp won’t damage your mower deck and takes only seconds to use.
The Blade Buster or a similar tool will cost you $8 to $10, but I have a hard time parting with my hard-earned money when I know there must be a better way. How you do change your mower blade? Let us know in the comments.