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Lawn mower vibrations

21 inch lawn mower bent bladeThe mulch machine is out of commission for a while due to a bent blade.

Heavy vibration and noise are a clear indicator of an out of balanced blade.

Some people might be tempted to whack it with a sledge hammer and force it back into shape. This will cause a weakening of the metal and might break in two under stress, which would be very dangerous for the person pushing it and anything else nearby.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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