|Forum topic by Blackie_||posted 102 days ago||676 views||0 times favorited||19 replies|
102 days ago
I have a dilemma along with some questions.
First I want to say that I’ve always purchased my blades from a local supplier which I believe to be simple carbon steel, he makes up what I need and does the welding on them, I’ve only purchased name brand blades a few times, not enough to compare to his blades as his has always done the cutting and jobs I’ve needed aside the fact that he only charges $10.00 per blade.
I just had two of his blades break right in a row fresh on the wheels without a warning or a clicking they just popped.
My dilemma and question is that his welds have a tendency to break from what I’m experiencing, is this (common or normal) on name brand say timber wolf, Olsen, Carter, slicers etc….?
He has another person that comes in to help out on occasions and I’ve noticed or it seems I’ve never had any of his welds break (coincidence?) I don’t know, the blades in question are 3/16” 14 tpi 105’s I tighten them using Alex Snodgrass video instructions even leaving them a bit looser at times so I know they aren’t stressed.
So the main question is do big name brand blades have a tendency to break even if you have the tension correct or more to the loose side?
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