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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 1526 days ago

Dale,
Welcome!
Not all blades are the EXACT same size. I’m sure that Sears has many manufacturers of blades.
Just for kicks, you might compare the size with the original 1/4 blade.
Your tension may be off on the 3/16 blade. (blade is a mite too big in circumference) Sounds like flutter, to me.
One method is to turn it on and increase the tension until the flutter subsides.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton


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