How To Change Brush Cutter Head

If your brush cutter is exhibiting poor performance, it might be time to replace the brush cutter head. Head replacement is a relatively easy and affordable task that can restore your brush cutter to its former glory.

Here are the steps you need to take in order to do this:

1) Locate the brush cutter’s head on the machine. It will likely be affixed to the machine with two screws. If it isn’t, you can find a replacement head online or at your local hardware store. The head should come with instructions on how to change it.

2) Remove the screws that secure the head to the machine. You may also need a wrench or a set of pliers for this step.

3) Flip the head over so that the bristles are facing down and unscrew the old head from the machine. Make sure not to lose any of the bristles!

4) Replace the new head onto the machine by screwing it into place and replacing the screws. Tighten them gently but firmly so that they don’t wobble. Reattach any accessories, such as hoses or belts, if they came off with the old head.

What you need to do

To change the head on your brush cutter, you will need a Phillips head screwdriver, some compressed air and a wrench.

  1. Remove the cushioned grip by unscrewing it from the handle.
  2. Open the cover of the brush cutter head and remove the old head by unscrewing it.
  3. Put on the new head by screwing it in until it is tight.
  4. Replace the cover and grip.
  5. Close the brush cutter handle by screwing it in place.

Changing the brush cutter head

If you find that the brush cutter head is no longer cutting the material cleanly, it is time to replace it. There are a few different ways to do this, depending on the type of brush cutter head that you have.


For manual brush cutters, the head can be unscrewed from the machine and replaced with a new one. For electric brush cutters, the head may need to be unscrewed from the motor housing and replaced.

Tips on how to change the brush cutter head

If you’re like most small business owners, you probably have a pile of brush cutting heads lying around that you can’t seem to get rid of.


Here are some tips on how to change the brush cutter head:


  1. Remove the old brush cutter head by loosening the four screws that hold it in place. Be careful not to lose any of the screws; they’re usually pretty short and easy to replace.
  2. Once the old head is removed, unscrew the new one from the handle and set it aside. Make sure to put the retaining ring back on the shaft before screwing it in place.
  3. Open up the blade guide on the new head and line up the grooves with those on the handle. Push down on the blade guide until it snaps into place. Replace all four screws and you’re done!


If you’re looking to replace your brush cutter head, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, make sure you select the correct size for your machine; if the head is too large, it will cause excessive jamming and wear on the gearbox. Second, be sure to buy a replacement head that is compatible with your machine’s cutting system; some heads work with one type of system and not another. Finally, always use genuine replacement parts when servicing or replacing your equipment; imitation parts might look like they’re made from quality materials, but they often contain substandard components that can damage your machine over time. Thanks for reading!


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