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NEW CUTTING EDGE?? Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Tnlk84, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Tnlk84

    Tnlk84 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Hey guys I have no experience with snow removal equipment but I came across a snow plow for a fairly good deal which was used, only problem is I want to make sure I deliver a quality job and was wondering if anyone knew a place around Chicago where I can purchase a new 7'6 cutting blade/ edge? Or is there anyone on the forum that would know how to somehow "sharpen" it? I sound like such a new-b:dizzy: but I was wondering if anyone would somehow be able to help me with this. Thanks!
     
  2. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    there are many many places to get you going......You need to help us narrow it down a little....

    i'd be happy to give you a crash course on your stuff for a 6 pack of beer....and we can even bolt up the new edge and save you some money.....

    e-mail me.......or just go to westerns site and search for a dealer and pay through the nose.
     
  3. Tnlk84

    Tnlk84 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Ok sure, thanks now I just have to go pick it up. I was kind of skeptical and didnt want to buy it before looking into a new cutting edge. Thanks!!
     
  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

  5. snowman55

    snowman55 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,071

    you have to make sure your edge is filed at 25 degrees use a standard hand file it is easier to do this with the cutting edge off the plow. hope this helps
     
  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    You're joking, right?

    A hand file on your cutting edge?

    Aren't we supposed to be helping newbies?

    I realize I'm just a 15 yo girl from Florida who started posting when I was 6, but really, a hand file?
     
  7. GPS

    GPS Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 268

    LOL

    No problem :rolleyes:

    You'll be ready by the 2011/2012 snow season. Better get crackin'


    Seriously, I hope you know he's kidding. For the love of God, I hope he is, anyway. :dizzy:
     
  8. Tnlk84

    Tnlk84 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    LOL.... I think he's serious, maybe he means a different type of hand file. But even then, I think that would be too tricky trying to get an exact angle by plain sight. you guys recommend using a grinder to sharpen the blade then putting a layer of that Rock Rubber or whatever to put on the blade? Im just concerned about 1) If the blade will last me the whole winter doing a quality job and 2) Try to save money!!!
     
  9. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Are you serious?

    You must be kidding.

    Helps?

    If you are serious then I think you need the help.:dizzy:
     
  10. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Rock Rubber? :confused:

    My cutting edges have lasted 3 seasons and they see a lot of action.
     
  11. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,873

    No, he is not serious.

    Take Dissociative up on his offer, you need some hands on help.

    Good luck!
     
  12. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Some cutting edges are reversible too. Take it off and turn it over for a new edge.
    Depends on plow brand.
     
  13. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    The Fisher XV and X require a 15* bevel due to the steeper 75* scrape angle. I have found it is much faster to put a cutting wheel on the table saw. I knock any burrs down afterward with a 12" ******* cut file. 10 inch is just a bit too short to get a good stroke going.
     
  14. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992


    a good point. each plows attack angle must be determined before sharpening. Unfortunately B&B and his "perfect is not quite good enough" attitude has rubbed off on me a little and i'm now using a milling machine to get the proper angle to the edge.. I tried the laser cutter but it just wasn't clean enough.
     
  15. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Basher - are you using carbide cutters? Or have the diamond proven to be cost effective?
     
  16. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    New proprietary material that not only cuts quickly but polishes at the same time. Previous methods required both a cutting and a polishing step.
     
  17. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Sounds to me like you should be quite busy after each storm with this service. You'll be wintering in Miami sooner than you thought possible.
     
  18. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Yup, one edge for plowing forwards and the other edge for backdragging, Right????
     
  19. snowman55

    snowman55 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,071

    I have found the hand file method gives the best results. using a power unit heats up the high carbon edge too much making it brittle. make sure you are using a file for metal as a wood file will dull quickly. good point some blades require a different bevel 25 degrees is good for my westerns. happy filing
     
  20. Tnlk84

    Tnlk84 Junior Member
    Messages: 10