|Forum topic by BroncoBrian||posted 06-10-2015 06:11 PM||728 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
06-10-2015 06:11 PM
Curious how many of you experience bad blades from time to time.
I replaced my stock blade with a Timberwolf blade and the blade moved from front to back. Tried everything and finally removed it to find the weld was not great.
Next blade up was ordered from Spectrum Supply, 3/4” bi-metal. Much better but there was still movement front to back. Called them and they said they were having a problem getting the backs parallel for welding.
Shouldn’t they check them before they ship? I checked it on a starrett straight edge and it was a bad weld. Out almost 1/16th over only 4 inches. Seems like a lot.
It this normal or incredibly bad luck two times in a row. FYI – It costs $18 to ship back to Spectrum just so they could decide if they can reweld it. C’mon! Seriously. Went through with this as an experiment, either I get a great blade bad and hope it does not happen again, or I stick with the 3rd blade.
Blade 3 was a woodslicer from Highland. Perfect weld (checked before installing), no issues at all.
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