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Plow Blades.

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by ConnorExum, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. ConnorExum

    ConnorExum Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    Are the plow blades for a 7.5' western pro plow cheap or expensive to purchase new? if they are very costly is their a simply way to resharpen one that is effective? For example do they make a blade sharping tool?

    Thanks

    Connor
     
  2. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    How do you know the one you have needs to be sharpened?
     
  3. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    just use a file and resharpen yours. a new one is $175.:dizzy:
     
  4. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    I pick up mine for 80.00 through angelo's
     
  5. ConnorExum

    ConnorExum Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    The edge is completely rounded over and it has numerous dings and dents in the edge. Plus, this is a used plow of at least 8 years old and I believe it to be original. So I'm guessing that all those factors together would hinder its ability to scrap ice.
     
  6. nymustang50

    nymustang50 Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Grinder.. Mark a straight line across it and grind on down to that line... Thats what I would do..
     
  7. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
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    Last edited: Jan 14, 2010
  8. ConnorExum

    ConnorExum Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    I thought they had a tool perhaps, and if the edges were cheap why not get a factory one. But I guess I'll do some doctoring work on it. Thanks for the advice. I just don't want to destroy the poor plow it is my pop's plow and truck. I'm going to purchase an Oshkosh soon and retire this thing. Sure some say Oshkosh on a driveway is insane, I say it is so brilliant they are scared of it! I'll just scare the snow off the road.
     
  9. ConnorExum

    ConnorExum Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    I don't think hand filing it will get anywhere near sharp again. This edge is really round and ding/dented it has certainly hit a few hard objects in its past. I just wanted to see if they made special tools or something that might help.
     
  10. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Remember to maintain attack angle if you do sharpen it. for example if the blades attack angle is 72 degrees then you want to set the edge to (they come 90degrees) 28 degrees to stop chattering and get complete contact.
     
  11. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Actually, for a 72 degree attack angle, the proper cutting edge angle is 18 degrees. But you get the idea.
     
  12. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    :dizzy: .................
     
  13. jmac5058

    jmac5058 Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    Am I missing something here?I have never needed to sharpen/repair the cutting edge,I rarely plow dirt roads but my edge stays at 18* since the 90* on the edge when new got seated in.Iv never seen a used blade with a rounded edge can you post pictures and do you plow mostly dirt roads?
     
  14. ConnorExum

    ConnorExum Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    The previous owner of this plow had hit a lot of obstacles or used it in a very careless manner because this plow has a lot wear on the blades.
     
  15. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Yup!!!!:laughing::laughing::laughing:
     
  16. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Thanks for correcting my early morning math:salute:
     
  17. jmac5058

    jmac5058 Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    You could shoot a strait line with a lazar and just follow along with a file until the correct angle is obtained,use a corse file so it wont take too long.
     
  18. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Last edited: Jan 15, 2010
  19. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    A laser? That's pretty high tech for a cutting edge. I just use a chalk line. Orange if the paint is still good, blue if it's rusty.
     
  20. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    And a hand file. :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing: