The Best Lawn Mower Blades

2021 Edition

A gorgeous healthy lawn requires the best lawn mower blades. A straight sharp blade will put less stress on your lawn, help to avoid problems and set you up for success. 

One of the most important and often overlooked elements to your lawn care program is your lawn mower blades.  Dull lawn mower blades will aggressively rip and tear leaf blades compared to a sharp blade which will give a smooth clean and even cut. 

Best Lawn Mower Blades: Reviews of our Top Pick

Oregon Gator Mulcher 3-N-1 Lawn Mower Blade


– High lift mulching blade – Provides efficient cut reducing the need for bagging – Great for side discharge – Better steel than factory blade – Works well on damp to wet turf


– Some users report clumping

Honda 72531-VH7-000 + 72511-VH7-000 Lawn Mower Blade Set 


– Genuine Honda replacement  – Trusted durability – Duel blade for optimal mulching


– Factory paint coating may need to be filed to expose sharpened edge

Maxpower 331981B Universal Gold Metal Mulching Lawn Mower Blades 


– Universal fitting with included hardware for most mower – Provides great lift for bagging – Ulta fine cut for mulching – Large cutting surface


– Extra install time may be required for the perfect fit

Maxpower 331731B Mulching Blade for 22 Inch Cut Poulan/Husqvarna/Craftsman 


– Fits many mowers with common ⅝” center hole. – Good for bagging and mulching. – Upgrade for many factory blade.


– A little lighter weight compared to other blade. – Some users report difficulty installing 

Oregon 598-629 G5 Gator Blades 


– Excellent for mulching and bagging. – Provides good lift for cutting on uneven surface. – Carbide reinforced for strength and durability. – Applications for 42”, 48” and 54” deck.


– None

Blade Fitment  The easiest way to determine fitment for your new blade is to reference the model number for your factory blade.

Things to consider when purchasing new blades for your lawn mower:

Blade Performance  This feature will help with suction as the blade spins and “lift” as it’s being cut to ensure and even uniform cut.  Blade Coating  To get the most out of your new blade it is best to use a file to lightly remove this coating to reveal your new sharp edge.  

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