how to take of a lawnmower blade with a stripped bolt?

i have to sharpen my lawnmowers blade but the bolt wont come com i tried vice grips socket wrenches an even trying to get it of with a torch but none work any suggestions

paganwonder8 years ago
Are you trying to loosen in the correct direction? It is not uncommon for these to be left hand rather than right hand bolts.
vince 098 years ago
this will destroy the bolt but my guess is that you wont use it again. first drill out the bolt and use ez-outs to extract the bolt. ez-outs are like drill bits with reverse threads I have a set and love them.
lemonie8 years ago
I should think these are designed to self-tighten as the blades spin (rather than loosen and fall off), so I can appreciate it's stuck hard. WD40? Pailing it with a hammer Heat (as you've tried) Socket and long handle. L