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Bent blade

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by b2driver, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. b2driver

    b2driver Member
    from MD
    Messages: 89

    I bought a blade used a few years ago that has a slight curve on the bottom edge. The cutting edge has compensated and wore unevenly, but it's time to replace it. Would a welding/metal shop be able to make the blade straight again? It looks like it has about an inch or two deflection in the middle. Suggestions?

  2. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    Keep on running it. Most blades out there are are probably bent if they are used much at all. If it was working fine before there is no reason why it wont again.
  3. ibelee

    ibelee Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    Depending on where it is bent and what is bent we could probably fix it. From your description it sounds like it might be the bottom angle of the frame that is bent. Not too big of a deal to straighten and fix. If however it is the verticle reinforcing angle, that is more difficult due to the fact that they are actually rolled. Let me know if we can help.
  4. LD4850

    LD4850 Member
    Messages: 64

    I am TOTALLY convinced that a good welding shop can & will fix ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!:D :D :D :D
  5. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    Probably not worth it though. Most older blades wern't that true from the factory.

    If the edge compensated then leave it.

    You could also get a used blade for probably less then the labor to fix it.
  6. PaleRider

    PaleRider Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    Bent Blade? Run it!

    Hey b2,
    My blade has a slight bend it xysport I wouldn't to much about it. Just keep a good cutting edge on it and you'll be good to go wesport

    PaleRider :gunsfiring:
  7. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061

    Why welding shop? To reinforce it? Why not a frame machine? It's seams they could bend it back strait and then put a new edge on.
  8. ibelee

    ibelee Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    Frame Shop

    Yes, I agree.
    Then Bring it to me to fix all the broken welds as a result of bending it back into place.
  9. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061

    That's what I would do. Can't ask for better welder that knows plows as well.:drinkup: