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Old 09-23-2001, 05:38 PM
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It might be possible for the blade to break if it got very hot and then was cooled rapidly. If I remember correctly this would cause the blade to become brittle. You might want to check the blade spindle that the blade was attached to and see if it's getting hot.
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Old 09-23-2001, 06:57 PM
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That is true about the heat but the heat would have to be very hot. To the point where the steel has actually turned red. Then if you cool it quickly a brittle form of steel is created. This would be possible if the blade was ever welded and then cooled quickly.

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