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Steel cutting edges?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by OC&D, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. OC&D

    OC&D PlowSite Veteran
    from Earth
    Messages: 3,064

    For those of you that endeavor to make your own cutting edges for your plows, what type of steel do you use? Carbon steel just doesn't hold up--I can attest as I've tried it. Hardened steel is the way to go but the local steel suppliers only seem to have "cutting edges", which means they have a tapered edge for use on say, a skid loader bucket. So if you make your own cutting edges, what exactly is the type of steel you've found that will hold up and is available in 1/2" x 6" flats?

    I just bought the tapered cutting edge stuff. I got 24', which will get me two sets of edges form my Blizzard 810 for just under $300 tax included. I intend to flip it so the tapered edge is up. This is a steal, considering I'll have 1 set for about $150, versus the darn near $500 the dealer wants for a set.

    *Mods--feel free to move this thread if there's a better spot for it!
  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Just High Carbon Steel is what I've been always told to use for the cutting edges.

    There a local welding and fab shop in the area that can make just about any type of cutting edge I need, and they are usually half the price as a new OEM edge.