Replacement mower blades are available by different names: standard, hi-lift, mulching, or 3-in-1 just to name a few. Getting the correct blade for the job makes all the difference. ProParts Direct offers the following tips on how to choose:
If you need to get grass clippings away from the blade, out the discharge chute or into a bagger, you want hi-lift or standard blades. Hi-lift blades are common in areas that require bagging because they quickly move the grass out of the deck.
If you aren’t bagging grass or have a mulching mower, the 3-in-1 or mulching blades are for you. The clippings remain in the deck area and are cut multiple times before being dropped back into the lawn.
As always, refer to your lawnmower’s manual to see manufacturer’s recommendations.
ProParts Direct sells genuine OEM blades as well as aftermarket. You can use their blade selector tool for more information.