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Re: Fixing things
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2019, 04:29:59 PM »
I have 2 electric lawn mowers that use the same blade that has a 7/8" mounting hole.  I want to buy 4 blades for them to keep them going for a while.  This year they have stopped making those and only have blades with a 1" hole.  I think my fix will be to get some steel tube with a 1" OD and a 7/8" ID and cut it to fit the mounting  flange.
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Re: Fixing things
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2019, 08:28:48 AM »
Rex,

Did you look to see if there is a universal blade available.  I have a 40 plus year old Toro push mower (it was my grandparents and still runs great) that the original blade is no longer available.  It took me a while but I found a universal blade that came with the correct adaptors that would work.  Just a thought!

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« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2019, 02:47:03 PM »
Fastenal might have a bushing that would work in your lawnmower blade.  Or, if there is a good Ace Hardware store in the area, that might be a source for something that would help you.  Good luck.
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« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2019, 03:45:46 PM »
I've looked at some universal blades, but they are vague on their dimensions.  As far as hunting down what I need, I'm not even certain on what it would be called.
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« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2019, 04:49:10 PM »
I would think it would be called a bushing.  1" to 7/8" would be a standard size.  You could also buy a washer that had a 1" outside diameter, then bore the center to 7/8".
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« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2019, 09:07:27 AM »
          The old style hardware store I used to go to had drawers and drawers full of various inner and outer diameter circular flat washer-like bushings made of brass and bronze and other soft metals. I think they called them ferrules. I have already forgotten what I was trying to center but it was something of a larger hole trying to center to a shaft of a smaller hole. 

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« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2019, 01:50:15 PM »
Have you been to a lawn mower repair place?  One that would carry lots of parts?  That's where I found my universal blade, so they might be able to help you.

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« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2019, 07:39:55 AM »
I've requested info from Maxpower, who makes universal blades, for info.  I'll see if they know anything about it.
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Re: Fixing things
« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2019, 07:21:59 AM »
Good luck!

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« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2019, 07:33:01 AM »
No response from Maxpower.  I have ordered aluminum tubing with a 1"OD and 7/8"ID.
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Re: Fixing things
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2019, 12:13:11 PM »
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« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2019, 10:18:01 PM »
I don't see why that won't work just fine.   :) :)
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« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2019, 11:36:26 AM »
I may have communicated the wrong message with my frown faces.  It was meant to mean it's too bad that Maxpower did not have what you wanted.  Sorry for the confusion.

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« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2019, 12:40:00 PM »
That's fine.
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« Reply #29 on: April 23, 2019, 08:09:28 AM »
The blade mounts on a bushing on a impeller fan on the motor shaft.  I ordered new fans for each of the mowers, aluminum tubing to make bushings with and the new blades.  after taking off the burrs from the tubing, they make the fan to bushing to blade fit tight and centered.  The right size tubing wasn't cheap, but it gives each mower a new lease on life.
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