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Published on July 31st, 2017 | by Kyle E


How to Sharpen the Blades for a Snapper P2185020

The following instructions are for the Snapper 21″ Series 20 Steel Deck Walk Mower, which is for the model number P2185020. Before attempting to work on/with your equipment in any way, always refer to your owner’s manual for safety information.

  1. Disconnect the spark plug wire and secure the end away from the plug.
  2. Tilt the mower up on its rear wheels. Do not tilt the mower with the spark plug or carburetor down.
  3. Important: Drain the fuel tank before tipping the mower. DO NOT tip the machine with the carburetor or spark plug down.
  4. Remove the blade.
  5. Sharpen the blade on a grinding wheel at an angle of 22 to 28 degrees. DO NOT sharpen the blade beyond the original cutting edge.
  6. Check the blade for balance. If necessary, correct the balance by grinding the heavy end of the blade.
  7. Reinstall the blade
  8. Check the torque of the blade retaining cap screw. Recommended torque should be 40 lb-ft (54 N.m).

For information about safety, warranty, and your specific model, read and be familiar with your owner’s manual.

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