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Trouble un-screwing edger blade bolt

I have a craftsman edger and need to change the blade on it. For the life of me I can't get the blade bolt to budge at all. I've tried WD-40, have tried putting wratchet on bolt on opposite side and securely twisting, but having no luck getting the thing to budge. Any help or ideas would be appreciated. Was also wondering if anyone has info on sharpening the blade that is on it. OM says not too...didn't know if this is a marketing tool to sell more blades...thanks.


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    panilling9 May 11, 2010

    could be left handed threads--------------try tightening the bolt to remove it?

    you can use a angle grinder to touch up the blades as long as they are not too thin



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It may have left handed threads and needs to be turned clockwise to unscrew. As for sharpening an edger won't cut any differently. That short blade, traveling that fast and rubbing against concrete is going to do it's job, sharpened or not.

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