20 " high lift blade

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I ordered a 20" high lift blade from HD. The holes in the blade don't line up with the pegs on the mower. What the he'll? Anyone else have this problem or is it me?
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I  had the problem with the pegs being too big. Don't tell Ego, but a good cobalt (metal cutting) drill bit on the blade and now it fits (bigger holes).  Check blade balance before installing if you do this.  LM2001
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Oops Mine is an LM2000
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One of the pegs is "D" shaped the other one is just round. BOTH hole in the blade are round. I appreciate your reply, but I shouldn't have to buy something for $20.00 then modify it. I want what I paid for!
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Especially when Ego and HD description includes the D-peg mowers as compatible.  I considered returning.
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Which 20-inch mower do you have? The 20-inch high lift blade is specifically designed for the older LM2000 and LM2001 models. It is not designed for the LM2020 or LM2021 steel deck mowers. This is reflected in the product description at HomeDepot.com: "For use with EGO POWER+ 56-Volt lithium-ion cordless lawn mowers LM2000/LM2001 models."
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I have one within 6 miles, but I'd like to get this problem fixed first! Then I can shred my HD card. 
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Interesting. My version of that mower doesn't have the pegs to the sides of the center hub. My mower is about four years old. I wonder whether they changed the design of the hub early on.

Here's a photo of mine for comparison.
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My brand new lm2022sp (metal deck) look just like yours except it only has four holes around the outside ring rather than the 8 you have.

Mine has the same D-shaped center thingy (technical term) and there is a correspondingly shaped washer that goes between it and the blade.

My existing (regular) blade has holes about an inch on either side of center (one circle and one D- shaped) but no pins on my mower stick into them.

I thought I heard about an early redesign allowing the blade to spin a bit and protect the motor in the event a rock jams it up. Maybe this is it? Looks to this amature like if you didnt torque the thing down too hard it might just slide rather than rip on the motor..

Now Im hoping a ab2001 high-lift blade will go on mine because if the pictures online are correct I should be fine as long as the center hole is big enough for the D-shaped center thingy (technical term) to go through.
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My brand new lm2022sp (metal deck) look just like yours except it only has four holes around the outside ring rather than the 8 you have.

Mine has the same D-shaped center thingy (technical term) and there is a correspondingly shaped washer that goes between it and the blade.

My existing (regular) blade has holes about an inch on either side of center (one circle and one D- shaped) but no pins on my mower stick into them.

I thought I heard about an early redesign allowing the blade to spin a bit and protect the motor in the event a rock jams it up. Maybe this is it? Looks to this amature like if you didnt torque the thing down too hard it might just slide rather than rip on the motor..

Now Im hoping a ab2001 high-lift blade will go on mine because if the pictures online are correct I should be fine as long as the center hole is big enough for the D-shaped center thingy (technical term) to go through.
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Just replying to myself here but from:

https://community.egopowerplus.com/eg...

“On the original mower this could have been a consideration.

On the newer mower designs Ego has removed the keys from the blade mounting flange so the motor can decelerate slower than the blade. As far as I can tell (based on a lack of reports here), it seems to work.”

So it looks to me like those D and O shaped keys were only relevant on the early mowers. For the record the bolt seemed like it was on a lot tighter than the 36-43 ft-lbs of tourqe the manual recommends. Definitely gonna be using the torque wrench to put mine on in case it will make the difference between a wrecked motor and a functional one when I start hitting those sidewalk corners :)
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This is what I have (R) and what I received (L). It's VERY obvious the new one doesn't fit. The 2 pegs aren't large enough or shaped the same. It's going back to HD (after waiting about 3 weeks for delivery) and I'm done. 
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Just for the sake of closure, the 20" high lift blade (AB2001) goes on my LM2022sp even though the ego site does not list it as compatible (igocordless does list it as compatible).

Sounds more like a "real' lawnmower now, though I still don't have enough grass to form an opinion about it vs the stock blade.   I think maybe as others have said it doesn't mulch as well.

Worst case, it becomes my fall beater blade that I can use to shred leaves.  I'm happy with it.
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I'd really like to "rate" the mower blade if I could get the correct one from EGO/Home Depot. 
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Just picked up a 20" High Lift blade and have the same fitting issues. Luckily I have a spare updated LM2000 that I'm trying to sell. The updated model has a white plastic disc with fan blades and a different metal plate with 4 holes. Also, the black plastic underside of the updated mower covers the motor more.
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Unbelievable. So that's 3 or more different configurations? No wonder I can't get the right one delivered.  So those of us who bought the early generation of mowers are still getting the run-around.
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I'm a little annoyed also. There should have been a model# change if these machines are physically different.
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I mulch but do tend to cut on the high side, I've been having quite a few stray grass blades so I'm going to try the high lift blade even though it's made more for bagging leaves.  It does provide better suction correct?  I have the LM2102SP and live in Ohio.  This is my last ditch effort to get a better cut, if not im returning and switching to a honda.  
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There are some youtube videos that show the ego mowers cut poorly on the highest setting with both blades and the high lift may be worse than the stock blade.

Seems like lowering it to second highest level and adjusting your handle position makes things better:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPGK-WW9Luc

Ive got both blades but still not enough grass to form an opinion.  I'm not a lawn nut myself so as long as its "OK" I'll end up happy.


*edit again*  

Yeah there is way more air flying around the mower with the high lift blade on than the stock.  There is a lot more blade material so it feels like more power is being generated than the stock blade
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thanks im hoping it eliminates a good chunk of my stray blades.
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Guess what? I ordered another blade and Home Depot sent me the wrong one AGAIN (2nd time). They are friggin' idiots.  I've also called EGO regarding a different matter with Home Depot. I opted to get a call back LAST WEEK after an extensive hold, and never got one. I've been on hold today for 30 minutes. Is their customer service slipping or is their product slipping? 
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This is the busiest time of year for customer service, so unfortunately that creates hold times and sometimes missed callbacks I guess.
 
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Is it the "wrong" blade or the same one that apparently doesn't fit the very earliest builds of the 20-inch mower?

There are two 20-inch blades: The standard mulching blade that came with the mower, and the new high-lift blade. The 20-inch high-lift blade doesn't fit the earliest build of the 20-inch mower because the hub was changed to better prevent water from getting inside.

These blades are also available on Amazon, BTW.
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Yea but after a week no call back, I don’t think being busy is a good enough excuse for that. It should be no more than 24 hours. A week is pretty bad.
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"and sometimes missed callbacks"

Not making excuses and I am not suggesting it is ok
I am suggesting if you are not called back in 24 or 48 hours you should probably call again.
Is that good - No
Is that probably needed  - Yes
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I agree with that, be proactive