Where repair & my 20" blade should be 21"

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1. If I should need repair, where would I take it in Colorado Springs, CO??
2. I have the self propelled 21" model, but my blade measures 20 inches. This is a bit odd. I would much prefer a 21" blade.
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A reply will be appreciated.
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This is an Ego customer/enthusiast forum, not customer service., although CS reps do monitor the forum. You posted your questions on a Saturday afternoon — a weekend — so I wouldn't expect an immediate reply.

You can contact Ego customer service directly using the contact info on the right side of the main page of the forum.

To answer one of your questions, repairs are handled by Home Depot.
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To answer your other question about blade length, push mowers are measured by deck size, not blade length. Since the blade doesn't scrape the deck as it spins, all blades are at least slightly shorter than their nominal size since the length refers to the diameter of the deck, not the length of the blade.

That said, I noticed on my 20" Ego mower that the blade is actually just over 19" long and leaves a larger gap than at first seemed necessary. However after a few seasons with that mower I realize that the composite deck does have some flex to it, so that roughly 3/8" gap is probably intentional and necessary.
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Another point to add is that mower blades are measured tip to tip on a diagonal line. They are not measured parallel to the sides of the blade. That alone can make 1/4-3/8" difference in the diameter measurement.

But yes, the blade is somewhat shorter than the deck size. As David mentioned, some clearance is necessary.

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