Well, I do have plans for the MagnaMatic, but not till the Spring ($$). So I thought I'd use the old fashioned kind (the bell shaped kind where the bell sits on a nail, etc.). Was working great until I saw that a blade was heavy on one side and then turned it the other way and then it said the other side was the heavy side too! OK, both sides can't be the heaviest side! Now that junk is in the trash. Then I look in the owner's manual of my ztr and it says to clamp a nail in a vise and use that to balance the blade. Great! What a good idea. I just saved $158. So I'm using my new method and it works great. Then I put a "balanced" blade back on the nail to check something out and my "balanced" blade is now dropping on one side. Come to find out, you have to make sure you get the nail exactly in the center of the hole. In other words, that method sucks too! HOW DO YOU BALANCE BLADES WITHOUT HAVING TO BUY A BALANCER? Somebody please tell me the answer! I'm almost outta hair to pull out!