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Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-18-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By oil pan 4
This winter my project is going to be to take...

This winter my project is going to be to take warn blades, not warn out, build them up with regular old L56 rod, homogenize the weld to the base metal, forge them into shape and heat treat them. If...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-20-21, 02:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,846
Posted By oil pan 4
Yep definitely getting accelerated blade ware....

Yep definitely getting accelerated blade ware. But dang it cuts good.
I went with a 100 inch belt. A 4L101 gets real loose after a while. A 4L100 is almost too tight at first, like the blades don't...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 08-30-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,846
Posted By oil pan 4
Well I am going to try increasing the blade...

Well I am going to try increasing the blade speed.
Turns out the old smaller 42 inch deck pulleys will fit on the 46 inch deck spindles. So I'll be replacing 6.25 inch pulleys with 5 and 3/16....
Forum: Lawn and Garden 08-09-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,846
Posted By oil pan 4
I got a craftsman T2400, 46 inch, 19hp single...

I got a craftsman T2400, 46 inch, 19hp single cylinder. It was a pile of parts probably about 6 years old, barely any hours. Still had the factory oil, not even blacked out and had oil easy change...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-17-21, 01:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,846
Posted By oil pan 4
Been using the laser edge dot com blades for...

Been using the laser edge dot com blades for almost a year. Yeah they rule in abrasive soil that wears normal steel blades blunt after a several hours of use.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-24-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,846
Posted By oil pan 4
First impression is these blades are worth it. ...

First impression is these blades are worth it.
They are the heaviest I have tried to date, I have ordered stuff from online, bought from the local mower shops, ect.
The "stay sharp secret" is...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-20-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,846
Posted By oil pan 4
I think found the final solution to mower blades...

I think found the final solution to mower blades that stay sharp longer pretty much for the life of the blade.
Laser-edge dot com.
They perfected what I was trying to make.
This company applies a...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 04-23-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,846
Posted By oil pan 4
I bought some close out Oregon gator blades. ...

I bought some close out Oregon gator blades.
Problem is they don't fit.
But in my lawn mower junk collection I have left over "universal blade adaptor kits" and a spare blade spindle.
So I can...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-10-18, 10:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,846
Posted By oil pan 4
I actually have been reconsidering upping blade...

I actually have been reconsidering upping blade speed since I rebuilt the carb and replaced a missing spring on the governor.
My mower has ridiculous power now and burns less fuel.
So I could run...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-05-18, 02:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,846
Posted By oil pan 4
The last guy didn't mow it for 4 or 5 years.

The last guy didn't mow it for 4 or 5 years.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-28-18, 11:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,846
Posted By oil pan 4
Having the carburetor working properly helps too....

Having the carburetor working properly helps too.
I just rebuild the carb and replaced a lost spring on the governor on my 18.5hp V-twin, now it feels like it could power a 54 inch deck with ease in...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-22-18, 06:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,846
Posted By oil pan 4
Mower blades were tested to failure. As in it...

Mower blades were tested to failure. As in it broke.
The mower blades were last year's medium duty 3/16 blades so they were already kind of worn down. The high alloy homogeneous hard face rod did...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 11-23-17, 12:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,846
Posted By oil pan 4
I got them done. The mower blades got one bead...

I got them done.
The mower blades got one bead on the underside.
The brush shredder got several beads ran on the underside.
I don't know the effect yet because the blades have to wear back to the...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 11-16-17, 01:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,846
Posted By oil pan 4
I found new 0.187 inch thick blades at the local...

I found new 0.187 inch thick blades at the local echo dealer for $10 each. I will try hard facing the under side of these blades.
Then ordered some high abrasion and medium impact resistant 3/32...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 11-12-17, 11:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,846
Posted By oil pan 4
I can reballance them. Carburizing is more of a...

I can reballance them.
Carburizing is more of a surface treatment the you have to reheat treat and temper the blades. Then the blades may change shape during the process.

Another option is to buy...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 11-12-17, 04:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,846
Posted By oil pan 4
I have seen these replaceable screw on blade tips...

I have seen these replaceable screw on blade tips on ebay.
Years ago I had a mower with them. I sharpened them a few times and I don't recall them being any harder than a standard mower blade.
Forum: Lawn and Garden 11-12-17, 09:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,846
Posted By oil pan 4
The mower has plenty of power, it probably could...

The mower has plenty of power, it probably could spin the blades faster. But then that works the motor harder and burns more gas.
I want to try making it more efficient first before just going to...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 11-11-17, 06:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,846
Posted By oil pan 4
Mowing faster

When mowing my fields occasionally I mow over some barbed wire or baling wire, which wraps around the blades.
Have to go back to the garage and take the blades off to clear out the wire.
While I...
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