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What do you do with bent blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bdemir, Jun 13, 2000.

  1. bdemir

    bdemir LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    I am in my garage and having a hard time with a bent blade. Is there an easier way than pounding it like heating it then pounding or will this make it to weak and dangerous. What do you do?
     
  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    throw it away.
     
  3. gorrell

    gorrell LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 536

    Bdemir, the only safe thing to do with a bent blade is discard it. You'll take the temper out if you try to heat it. It's not worth the hassle. Lynn
     
  4. Alan

    Alan Member
    Messages: 1,185

    With the cost of blades, I straighten mine. BUT, I have a very serious block of steel to clamp them to, with the bent end suported on a piece of 1" hardwood. Put enough pressure on the clamp to bend them in reverse, then smote hell out of them with a 6 lb hammer. Not easy, but it works and I've never had one break afterwards. If you heat them you will likely have a very soft piece of scrap afterwards.
     
  5. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,977

    Alan, what kind of blades are costing so much? I guess I am just wasting money, because the minute a blade becomes questionable...it's trashed.
     
  6. Tony S

    Tony S LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    Buy new ones<p>----------<br>&lt;img src=&quot;http://www.angelfire.com/biz2/procut/index/sign.jpg&quot;&gt;<br>&lt;A HREF=&quot;mailto:procutlawn@hotmail.com&quot;&gt;Email&lt;/A&gt;
     
  7. AB Lawn Care

    AB Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 585

    In my opinion the only good use for bent blades is to put them on when you trade your mower in at the dealer:)<p>----------<br>from:Adam<br>AB Lawn Care
     
  8. I give them to Carl from the movie Slingblade.<p>He knows what to do with a sharp lawn mower blade.
     
  9. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,977

    ummm-huhhhhhh
     
  10. Getmow

    Getmow LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 445

    Auction them on ebay.
     

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