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!
This item looks just like the original blade that came with my mower. There is another that fits but the reviews said this one is the better one to give performance like the original.
Blade was perfect fit and easy to install. Leaves a sharp and even cut to grass.
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.