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    Mower blade - how to repair suggestions

    Good tip on about adding metal instead of removing more to balance. That's a nifty balancer you made there - well done. What clutter? All I see are signs of a shop that's actually used ;) Dan
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    Mower blade - how to repair suggestions

    I already have the welder and tools. I recently upgraded welders and have owned grinders for years. Of the tools I use to sharpen, the most recent was the All American Sharpner and that was about 2.5-3 years ago. I've used it to sharpen blades for friends. Dan
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    Mower blade - how to repair suggestions

    That not a small upfront cost - but if you have the customer base - keep doing what you're doing! I got my all american sharpner direct, it was cheaper than buying off amazon. Since I don't keep mine permanently mounted, it takes longer to setup than sharpen the blades. I usually keep a pile...
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    Mower blade - how to repair suggestions

    Thanks for that. I'm trying my best to keep the grass I have as healthy as possible. It's been a struggle to get grass growing/keep it growing in some sports. My house is on side of a hill and creek at the bottom so a lot of water flows through my yard. I still have bare spots after 7 years...
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    Mower blade - how to repair suggestions

    I have a similar balancer that I used that I got from amazon a long while back. The blade I posted above was sharpened using the all american sharpner and my angle grinder. I'm not sharpening too much into the center of the blade, I'm following he factory cutting edge. That's what I like...
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    Mower blade - how to repair suggestions

    I mow my lawn and a field. My lawn is southern fescue blend - usually 2.5-3 height. At times, based on weather, it could be super dry or taller and thicker. Summer here in GA has been consistently in high 80s - 90s for several weeks now. We can get a daily thunderstorms but lately it's been...
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    Mower blade - how to repair suggestions

    I bought a balancer for a few bucks from amazon a long time ago. in my opinion better than trying the old nail trick. Dan
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    Mower blade - how to repair suggestions

    Great info. I have 2 sets of blades. When it's time to sharpen, I replace with spare then sharpen the ones I took off and get them ready for when they are needed again. I used the all american sharpner to get the correct angle for the blade and it only take a few passes to get done so it's...
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    Mower blade - how to repair suggestions

    Here is an example of a "gently used blade" that has a couple bigger nicks (not bad in comparison) after it's already been resharpended. This is about as average of a damanged blade as I've got. in this picture, you can see a couple bigger (longer, not really deep) nicks. here is a view...
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    Mower blade - how to repair suggestions

    Basically they grind off the cutting edge - grinding staight down on the edge to the deepest nick, then regrind a new cutting edge - in effect making the blade narrower. Here's an example of the most common way I've see in researching (youtube + various forums). Dan
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    Mower blade - how to repair suggestions

    I wouldn't consider these badly damaged. Some are nicked in many places. Dan
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    Mower blade - how to repair suggestions

    I've got a few mower blades that are nicked and beat up from hitting various objects over the years. I've already replaced them but kept the old ones as you never know when you need a nice hunk of steel. I was thinking about ways I can repair them for more use. It seems the most common way...
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    Frustration with waiting on new Kubota order

    Still a lot of supply chain issues. Everything from start to finish - materials to build the tractor to workers to do the assembly to truck drivers to deliver. As other's have said, I'd check other "local" dealers (reasonable driving distance) if you have an immediate need or chose a...
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    newbe initial review of yeswelder mig-205ds using 110v flux core (picture rich)

    I thought that might be the case. It's just a bad picture, not a bad bead ;) Dan
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    Lifting 5gal cans of diesel fuel a problem

    Exactly! That was the first thing I did before I even used the can - changed the spout and added a vent . I went with the the ez-pour hi-flo kit as that was what TSC had in stock. Dan
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    Lifting 5gal cans of diesel fuel a problem

    For those of you like me who have a 5 gallon can with flame shield from midwest can and want to use some type of transfer pump, here's a good video on removing it. The flame shield prevents you from reaching the bottom of the can. I actually used the smallest screw driver I have and a set of...
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    newbe initial review of yeswelder mig-205ds using 110v flux core (picture rich)

    Not sure I follow completely. Pictures 1 and 2 are both taken after I cut across the bead to take a look at the inside (penetration/fusion). I should have taken pictures of the beads before cutting, but didn't think about it until after the fact - so I laid the already cut pieces close together...
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    newbe initial review of yeswelder mig-205ds using 110v flux core (picture rich)

    Good points about the groove and pre-heating (I like the bernzomatic TS800 over the TS4000 for flame control). When I built the tie down points for my tractor, I did bevel the edge on the vertical pieces and did multiple passes. I wasn't concerned with making this a solid/perfect weld, just...
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    newbe initial review of yeswelder mig-205ds using 110v flux core (picture rich)

    I already ordered some 0.035. I thought i ordered that but clicked wrong and got 0.030. It'll come in handy for some smaller projects I want to do/try. I will get gas after I get the 240V installed. No immediate plans for that, but will come in time. For now, my work is outside so gas is a no...
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    L2501 lands, pleasantly surprised with power!

    Always fun to have a new toy to enjoy. Have fun and get it dirty! Dan