This is the blade Sears should be supplying with their 22" donut deck Mulching mowers. This Blade is stamped #141114 on the bottom (aka 71-33365), and has the best blade geometry for tumbling the cut grass under the donut deck multiple times. That's what Mulching is all about, ie cut the same blade of grass 2 or 3 times until it is minced. Then the minced clippings fall between the grass and decay on the dirt, where you can't see them.
I had this blade on my old Craftsman "push mulching mower" for three years and have been happy with the results. This Spring 09 I decided to treat myself to a new "self propelled" mulching mower. Basically the same bagless (side discharge) Mulching model but with front wheel drive. Boy was I happy that it now pulled me along, but I was totally disappointed by the cutting quality. I never tried the side discharge mode, but the mulching mode blew long clippings out from under the skirt, and forget about mulching if the grass was even slightly damp. After a few weeks of use, and just before returning the mower to my local Sears, I decided to install my 3 year old mulching blade (#141114 being reviewed here) from my old push mower. Suddenly the new mower became a different machine. There was no sign of clumps of dead grass laying anywhere. It did not bog down in the thicker section of the yard, and when I looked under the deck to clean the caked on goo there was none. The old blade (141114) was totally superior to the newer one that came with the mower.
If you are using your Sears donut deck mower as mainly a Mulching mower, then dump the (#406713, aka 71-33256) blade that is supplied. Replace it with this (#411114, aka 71-33365) blade and be amazed.
PS. This blade was not available at every Sears store I went to, but is worth searching for!
Did a great job of cutting my grass, it helped improve the performance of my lawn more, and it saved on fuel/gas expenses. I just wish that I had changed the blade sooner. Every new season I am going to start doing that.
I needed a replacement blade for my Craftsman mulching mower. This is the right size and is exactly what my mower came with. There isn't anything else I needed out of it.
I had to replace my mower blade on my Craftsman Self-propelled lawn mower. It was very easy to remove and replace with the new one. I purchased online and picked up in the store. It was very easy.
Definitely needed a new blade on my mower and this one has met my requirements. Not only was it easy to install, but it was a great buy and I was glad to find it in stock at my local store.
I took the lawn mover in for repari on 07/17/14. Would not start. Had my policy from Sears. I pick up the mover on 08/18/14 and took it home. Was advise it needed a tune up, etc. I purchased the parts from Sears, put in the parts and it still did not run. Steve at the store gave me a new lawn mower, same model and my warrentry still in effect.
This Blade is the exact replacement blade for my older but still fully functional sears craftsman twenty two inch self propelled gasoline powered six horsepower lawnmower.
If you push your own mower you will like this blade. No need to rake after your hard labor as the grass is cut into tiny pieces. The mower does not clog up and the lawn looks great.
They dont last that long but get the job done
I needed a blade for my mower. Walked into our local Sears and the fellow took me immediately to the right blade. Great service and a great blade. It only took about five minutes to get it on my mower and it cuts amazing. Very pleased with this purchase.
Outstanding and makes very little noise
My husband buys a new blade for his Craftsman mower every year. The mower is 10+ years old and still starts every spring. He buys this blade and all Craftsman parts for it and he says that's why it has lasted as long as it has!
After reading reviews of the standard blade for my Craftsman 22" I looked for a replacement and found this. reviews were very good in general and not much difference in price. Fits easily and works great, even on the damp long grass I needed to cut. Time will tell but I think I'm onto a winner.
The mower that this blade was purchased for is ancient. If you saw it you would think it belonged in a junkyard, but it works and continues to work most efficiently. Sears had the blade readily available and all I had to do was run in to the store and buy it. No special order necessary. And I continue to mow and mow and mow.
It works well when new and sharp
After Bending my old blade beyond repair on a large rock, this blade fit easily and works awesome no more dull grass blades etc.
The new blade cut the grass very cleanly.