By: Author John Cunningham. Published: 2020/11/11 at 7:22 pm
You’ll find useful resources on this page, tips, and links to tools, parts, and supplies required to complete your repair. Mower repair is safe once you remember to follow basic good working practices. Watch the video before attempting any repairs; most are just common sense. However, if you only remember one of them, remember this one:
When working on your mower engine, always remove the plug wire to prevent accidental starting.
Constant vibration can damage the nerves in your hands. It’s known as hand-arm vibration Syndrome (HAVS), and it’s not repairable. Mowers, as you know, create a lot of vibration which is transmitted through your hands. I wear Mechanix gloves in the workshop when using air tools; they’re made with thermoplastic padding material that absorbs and dissipates vibration.
3M Ear Defenders
Lawnmowers can produce over 100 dB, which is more than enough to damage your ears. I like the quality of the 3M products; I’ve been using them for years. This set of ear defenders has an NRR of 24 dB (Noise Reduction Rating).
The set is Bluetooth-connected, so there are no cables to mess about with; you can seamlessly connect to your phone, listen to music, and take calls as the headset has a built-in mic. Pretty cool! Picture links to Amazon.com.
DeWalt Eye Protection
The DeWalt glasses are made from tough polycarbonate. They’re lightweight, impact-proof, offer UV protection, and are vented to prevent fogging. For those of us who need glasses, the DeWalt can handle RX inserts. Picture links to Amazon.com.
I love 3M products, they’re of great quality, and I’m confident in their performance as I’ve been using them forever. The silicone respirator is comfortable and durable. I use it when welding and cleaning old grass and dust from lawn mower decks and engines.
I wear glasses in the workshop, and anybody who wears glasses and a respirator will know the value of the 3M downward-facing vent. Fogged glasses drive me crazy!!! Picture links to Amazon.com.
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John Cunningham is an Automotive Technician and writer at Lawnmowerfixed.com.
He’s been a mechanic for over twenty-five years and shares his know-how and hands-on experience in our DIY repair guides.
Johns’s fluff-free How-to guides help homeowners fix lawnmowers, tractor mowers, chainsaws, leaf blowers, power washers, generators, snow blowers, and more.