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Cutting Edge

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by White Gardens, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    I need to replace my cutting edge on my plow.

    I can have a local shop make one for me for about the same price or less than buying a direct replacement from Fisher.

    My question is, if you had the opportunity to have one built, how thick would you go on the steel. 1/2 inch seems to be the norm, but would you go bigger?

  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    actualy lots of guys say the fab shop stuff thay use soft steel that will wear like butter.

    the plow stuff is hardened steel.

    1/2" -5/8" is the std thickness. and with trip edge plows like fisher. 6" is best. dont go 8" thay say the trip flips a lot more and easy to.
  3. collins590

    collins590 Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    I guess it all depends on which shop you go to. I am sure that there are fab shops that have hardened steel.
  4. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    I've talked the the shop and they do have carbon steel. They make edges for the local municipalities.
  5. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    If they have carbon steel then I would go with the shop.
  6. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    The only thing that stinks is that I don't think the bolt holes are positioned correctly to allow me to put a reversible edge on it.

    I think i might go at least 5/8th, and possibly 3/4. Without the wear shoes on the plow, I'd think the thicker it is, the longer it will take to wear.

    I'll definitively keep in mind the width of the edge too. I'd like to go as wide as possible, taking into consideration the trip action. 8" definitively sounds like too much. I would also think that the 8"width might be more "brittle" in that the edge might be too far away from the mounting points that I could run the risk of breaking the edge. (probably just a stretch though).

    Another thing is too, that I could also put a three piece edge on if I want.
  7. chevyzrule810

    chevyzrule810 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,288

    5/8 is what I run on my plow and I get the package deal with the bolts