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Yes, think of how the engine will turn when you pull on the starter cord. That's how the blade will turn when the engine starts, so the sharp edge of the blade needs to go toward the front of that turning action to do the cutting.
Seems like a simple enough question and answer, but it's easy to get confused when you're under the machine putting it on. I just look up and see that starter cord and see myself pulling it...
I did get a mower this year that had a blade mounted backwards. The gal who did it is the most mechanically minded woman I know, but she got it wrong. Only reason I know this is because the owner, her friend, hit something and bent the blade so it had to be replaced...and then it didn't want to start. It ended up in my shop after a lot of carburetor checking, etc. Here's why:
Last edited by Joe Kuhn; 09-03-2020 at 11:16 PM.