What do you do with bent blades

gorrell

LawnSite Senior Member
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
 

Alan

Member
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.
 

Keith

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Central Florida
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.
 

Tony S

LawnSite Member
Location
Webster MA
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;
 

AB Lawn Care

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Ontario
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
 
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