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cutting edge

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by mjones, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. mjones

    mjones Junior Member
    from indy
    Messages: 22

    my cutting edge needs replaced has anyone welded a flat bar on the front or back of their existing cutting edge?
     
  2. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    They are only 100 to 150 dollars. Just buy a new one and forget about it. It's not worth all the hassel.
     
  3. welded wrenches

    welded wrenches Senior Member
    Messages: 177

    Edge this......Leaf spring EDGE

    hi ,I know,i know, i know,get someone to weld on some leaf springs on the that wornout edge..possible yes no ?
     
  4. Oxmow

    Oxmow Senior Member
    Messages: 127

    Don't know what kind of equipment you have for fabbing stuff, but i have, for the last 15 years or so, gone to my local metal supplier and gotten 3/8" X 6" metal plate 20 feet long and have cut 2 blades for my western 7.5' plows. I have 5' left over for fabbing other stuff. I just have kept an old original plow edge for hole placement. I have torched the holes in and drilled them. Torch is much faster. Costs me like 80 bucks or so for the 20' length.
     
  5. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    factory stuff is harden steel . much harder than std soft metal .

    and all the stress down there on the edge i wouldnt weld anything to it. might pop off and hurt somthing or someone.

    just buy new an be done with it.
     
  6. welded wrenches

    welded wrenches Senior Member
    Messages: 177

    @ k30 leaf spring cutting DID WORK GREAT!!

    And YES the leaf spring fabbed onto an old worn-out cutting edge did work great GREAT !!, Very very,very minor ware-down .Cant get much higher carbon-hard steel than a leaf spring,...,and yes everyone 'shook their heads'' on this crazy idea..and thanks everyone for their opinion..
     
  7. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    Thumbs Up Nice creative problem solving, IMO.
     
  8. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    ever see what happens to a car when a blade breaks and goes flying? City of Youngstown had "cowboy drivers" that hit a man hole and the broken chunk went across 3-lanes of traffic and through a parked car!
     
  9. NickT

    NickT Senior Member
    Messages: 707

    Oof that sucks,^^ yeah just buy a new one seems like I have to buy one every year and a half
     
  10. A.M.Canfora

    A.M.Canfora Member
    Messages: 47

    I'm a welder and own a fabrication business. The blade is hardened steel and to weld mild steel to it would just not work out to well. odds are the welds would crack as soon as it starts to cool with just regular mig wire, just buy a new blade
     
  11. welded wrenches

    welded wrenches Senior Member
    Messages: 177

    yes it was fabbed with mig..ok so i did the impossible-to-do..the only this closeto this hardness is some AR400 hi-carbon steel bar stock 1/2 in by 90 in priced at $164.00
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2011