After mowing a few times tried to remove blade for sharpening, but it would not unscrew.Consulted Operator's Manual and it said you had to remove the entire cutting deck assembly.
Finally removed it and found blades had rusted because they were made of cheap steel. All parts in this cutting assembly were stamped made in China. They were poorly machined and full of burrs. The blades are cheap steel, but cannot purchase other manufacturer's blades.
IT TOOK 8 HOURS TO TAKE THIS APART AND PUT IT BACK TOGETHER.
DO NOT BUY!
IT IS CHEAP CHINESE JUNK!Only good thing is the motor made by Briggs & Stratton.
Monetary Loss: $1500.