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Old 05-22-18, 06:46 PM   #10
oil pan 4
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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 very well when applied to the blade. This uses high alloy tungsten and chromium filler.
The carbide crystal bearing hard face rod did not. It was so hard it cracked with in 20 to 30 minutes. Don't use carbide hard face rod on mower blades.

I applied the carbide bearing rod to my brush shredder blades, these are between 1/2 and 5/8 inches thick. They should not Crack as easy.

Next time I hard face mower blades I am going to use new 1/4 inch thick heavy duty blades.
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