Originally Posted by CurbAppealKS
Thinking about ordering a set of blades for my 48" walker from J-Thomas. A set comes to $25 and some change. My local dealer wants $25 a blade. My question for you guys is, are there any differences that you know of between the blades from Thomas and the blades from my dealer? It seems a little weird to me that I can get a full set for the same price as a single blade. Makes me kind of uneasy based on the potential quality from the online store.
There has to be a big differance. I can't speak about J-Thomas blades but I used to buy after market blades for my Walker. There was a differance, the blade was thiner, the sail and cutting edge was longer than OEM blade and the sail was not as high. The blades also had a harder temper and chipped more often than OEM blades. I understand now there are a brand of blades that are only .150 thick instead of the .204 that was used for the after market that bought. OEM Walker blades are .250 thick. If J-Thomas blades are .150 thick, I would never use them.