Mower Repair Tools
You’ll find useful resources on this page, tips, links to tools, parts and supplies required to complete your repair.
We’ll need some tools obviously, and this video covers the type tools we’ll need.
Most I’ll bet you already have but there may be one or two you’ll need.
My tools are personal, they remind me of places, people, jobs and times past. I’m lucky enough to have some of my fathers and grandfathers tools.
Using their tools knowing their hands used them is a joyful experience. I own lots of tools, some expensive some cheap, some that should be looked after a little better, but ultimately all are loved.
I’ve listed tools you may need below and included a link to Amazon.com. I do make a small commission when purchased through the links, but it won’t cost you any extra.
Tools are an investment in your future self and they’ll pay for themselves after the first repair.
Tools & Parts
To nail this procedure you may need the following tools, parts and supplies.
Ratchet Tool Set
Before we can do anything, we'll need tools. I've selected this set as I own some Craftsman tools and while I have worn some out, they did do a lot of work. So I expect this set will last the occasional user quite a long time.
This set carries both metric and standard sockets and that's important, because some mowers will have both type of fastener sizes. Set includes spark plug sockets. Picture links to Amazon.com
Gas Line Clamp
This is a compression tester, it's fitted in the plug hole using the adaptor. The engine is cranked over and a reading of how much compression the cylinder makes is captured on the gauge.
A low reading can be caused by a simple fault such as a sticking valve. Picture links to Amazon.com
Teng 1/2 Torque wrench, fantastic tool I use it every day and mine is still going strong. A torque wrench is advised for tightening components such as flywheel nuts and blades. The torque spec of these components is very important. Picture links to Amazon.com
If you are considering buying a torque wrench, definitely check out my review of Teng torque wrench.