broken blade

Discussion in 'Oregon™' started by Sneaky, Aug 21, 2004.

  1. Sneaky

    Sneaky LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    I recently bought a Country Clipper Jazee. It has the 42" deck. When I bought my first set of blades, I used them for one day before one broke in half. I didn't run over anything or hit a stump. The blade had a clean break all the way across like it had been cut with a saw. Just wondering if you all have had a problem with this before. Looked like a defect in the metal to me.
  2. jaybird

    jaybird LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    wow,thats scary.never had that happen.
  3. bantam

    bantam LawnSite Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 76

    That is scary. Never heard of it before. Sounds like defective material to me also.
  4. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    It could have been a defective blade, or a blade that was torqued down too tight.

    I have had the case where a blade sheared in half because it was overtightened.

    Dangerous stuff!

  5. Oregon Tech

    Oregon Tech LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    Your blade needs to be returned to the manufacture for inspection. Blades fail rarely. But when they do the manufacture needs to have the opportunity to review what happened. Several things can contribute to this.

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