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I hit a hard piece of pine root this morning and bent one end of one of my two blades. It now cuts uneven. I got it better by putting in vice, but still a little off.

Should I keep trying to get even or replace? Should I replace both blades rather than just one, keeping everything even and in balance?
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I wouldn't straighten a blade, because you don't know how the metal has been fatigued. For all you know, there could be a hairline crack waiting to blow up. If the other blade is in decent condition, it should be okay to keep running it.
 

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I wouldn't straighten a blade, because you don't know how the metal has been fatigued. For all you know, there could be a hairline crack waiting to blow up. If the other blade is in decent condition, it should be okay to keep running it.
I agree! It's not worth the risk! ~~ grnspot
 

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DON"T TRY TO !! We had a guy who must have tried, the blade broke with adaptor and almost hurt us!! Never worth the risk!!!!
 

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:ditto::ditto:
 

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Olay, I'll replace, and thought that would be best anyway.

On anew mower, do I need to go O.E.M. To protect warranty?
 

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In my opinion, being the blades are consumable items and the replacements even aftermarket are still made to meet the OEM specs, I don't think it would.
 
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