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What is the difference in a regular blade and a mulching blade?

I bought a Sears 3 in 1 21" deck self propelled lawnmower. I thought there was a mulching blade on it but there isn't. Leaves piles of grass in rows as I cut. Would a mulching blade be better? What is the difference between a mulching blade and just a regular blade?

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A regular blade has a straight cutting edge, a mulching blade is bent to have a high and low cutting edge. Even if you have a mulching blade on, if the grass is too high or wet or you're cutting too low, it won't do a good job and may require a second pass.Raising your cutting height can help. Hope this helps. Dwain

Posted on May 17, 2009

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True Mulching mowers have a specific deck design to them, but I would say yes to your question.It's been quite a few years, but I have done this little conversion myself - replace regular blade with a mulching blade. Just make sure the mulch blade does fit your mower. Also, use something substantial in terms of strength to close the discharge opening. There can be a good deal of force placed at the opening from flying debris. You'll also want to make the cover removable, so you can mow damp grass without the cover.

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