As a natural material, wood is inherently variable and can swell if damp.
Occasionally a clamp can be tricky to get on or remove, especially after mowing in damp conditions. The following method will easily remove a stuck clamp and blade.
If your clamp is tricky to get onto the snath you can use the same technique to widen it slightly. Hammer the clamp as instructed below before you put it on the snath.
Widen a tight or stuck clamp:
- Remove the grub screws completely to prevent them becoming deformed.
- Place the scythe on a firm surface, flat side of the clamp down.
- Strike the round side of the clamp a few times with a hammer, the blade and clamp should then become loose and be easy to remove.