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Old 03-04-2010, 09:04 PM
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Tuff Blades

Got some new Gator blades today for my 48" and 61". Was suppose to be like the ones I bought last fall. But the outside edge was flatter than the gator part. So I thought I would just put them in the vise and wack them with a sledge and put some pitch on them. Cant do it wont bend, so I put some heat to them. Man are they tough. Look the same know. Oregon Gator made in the good ol USA.
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:18 PM
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you are messing with the balance bigtime, i think that was a mistake. sorry
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:23 PM
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you are messing with the balance bigtime, i think that was a mistake. sorry
yeah you dont wanna be screwing around with the ballancing of the blades. they were built like that for a reason
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:37 PM
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How do you know they are out of balance. You think I just jack with stuff not thinking. Watched a guy years ago work a prop over on a ball hitch of a pickup at a large bass tourney. He was putting some more pitch to it. Probably the best prop man in the country. Iam not 20yrs old guys been around the block a few times.
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:45 PM
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Don't ever put heat to your blades. Those blades are heat treated to spec, if you hit something it is possible that the blade will shatter. Don't do it.
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:53 PM
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How do you know this, ever been around a blacksmith? My local dealer used to hard surface your blades years ago never had any trouble. You think I turned the whole blade cherry red.
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:11 PM
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when you heat blades you take the temper out of them(make the metal softer). they shouldnt break but will probably bend easy
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How do you know this, ever been around a blacksmith?
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I used to be one.
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:48 PM
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Don't ever put heat to your blades. Those blades are heat treated to spec, if you hit something it is possible that the blade will shatter. Don't do it.
Then you should know this is not correct, if you know what your doing and anything about metalurgy.
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Old 03-04-2010, 11:06 PM
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i would NEVER mess with the blades other than sharpening them. they are made the way they are for a reason. if you don't like a certain set just buy a new set.

i would tell you all the reasons not to but most of them have already been mentioned.

big mistake i think.......
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