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Old 07-01-2016, 07:49 PM
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Default Loader bucket cutting edge replacement.

Well I am sure I will pay for this later but it is moving right along smoothly for
a change...

My cutting edge was getting near the end of its life, yeah I know some buddy
going to think that it was just fine for a bit more but I have time and the
materials on hand now. And I don't want to be like most of my customers
used to do and bring it in when they are 3 or more inches in to the bottom
skin and the bucket edge looks like a pretzel...

So I got out the plasma cutting tonight and started cutting it off.
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:50 PM
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Some more pictures...

Last picture: You know the gouging is done right when the old edge pops away
from the bucket.
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:57 PM
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The last for now, came in for dinner, thought I would post what I had, back
out to finish up for the night. Hope to get all the cutting and grinding done
tonight so it is all prepped for welding in the AM.

Last Pic: Got too much angle on the gouging on my first pass and had a little
oopsy.
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Old 07-01-2016, 08:06 PM
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Are you going to use one of those Chinese Blue welders??.............................
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Old 07-01-2016, 08:10 PM
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Are you going to use one of those Chinese Blue welders??.............................
Aren't all welders today Chinese junk, that is what I here anyway...
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Old 07-01-2016, 09:04 PM
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Aren't all welders today Chinese junk, that is what I here anyway...
Hey, I heard about these super welders, supposedly they can do everything, all at once, and never ever ever break down. ..

It was some guy, can't really remember his name, something diver salvage or like that....pretty technical stuff, I can find the link if you want it
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Old 07-01-2016, 11:23 PM
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Aren't all welders today Chinese junk...
Kinda like blue tractors.






You buying an edge or whipping up some AR?
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Old 07-01-2016, 11:57 PM
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You buying an edge or whipping up some AR?
Bought one.
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Old 07-01-2016, 11:58 PM
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Why do they paint weld on edges??
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Old 07-02-2016, 12:03 AM
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Why do they paint weld on edges??
To give you something to bitch about.
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