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#1 bgkid2966 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 17, 2013 - 03:51 PM

Does anyone else use wear edges made of something other than steel?

I use a white plastic that a friend gave me. It is about 3/8" thick and 6" wide. It was from a sign company I think. I have had great luck with it and have only had it crack never break. The cracks have never been longer than about 1/2". They also last a long time, especially this year. I will get pictures and post them shortly.

 

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Edited by bgkid2966, February 17, 2013 - 04:03 PM.

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Posted February 17, 2013 - 04:24 PM

That is cool. Is your driveway paved? Rick


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Posted February 17, 2013 - 04:51 PM

Yes, we have a concrete driveway that is flaking apart and getting really rough in spots. I have been using the edge that is on there for about 4 years. I flipped it when I had the plow apart to paint it.

 

If you look at pics 2 and 3 you can see the tiny little cracks in it. That is why I flipped it.

 

 

 

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Posted February 17, 2013 - 07:16 PM

This makes a very nice cutting edge.

UHMW (Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene)

 

http://www.eplastics.com/Plastic/UHMW

 

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Posted February 17, 2013 - 07:48 PM

I do have about 6 more of the pieces. 

 

This makes a very nice cutting edge.

UHMW (Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene)

 

http://www.eplastics.com/Plastic/UHMW

 

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This sure does look like the stuff. A friend just wanted rid of them and I took them and gave it a try and then went back to steel to compare. The plastic works so much better.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted February 18, 2013 - 05:17 PM

At work, they buy 4' X 8' pieces of this stuff anywhere from 1/4" thick to 3/4" thick. They also buy some "custom" cut pieces from the supplier of this product.

It is also used in the wood working industry as a nice smooth surface to cover your table saw rip fence, as well as jigs and the like.

I used some of it as the "dinger" on wind chimes.

It is about like duct tape.....the uses are never-ending!


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Posted February 18, 2013 - 08:54 PM

Some people use thick rubber as an edge on plows and blowers(conveyor belt). I picked up a life time supply last year 6"x50' roll, still haven't used it yet, but it's on the list. :thumbs:



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Posted February 18, 2013 - 10:31 PM

Buy a rubber horse stall mat at TSC and cut strips out of it to use as a cutting edge. Mount it between the cutting edge and the blade with an extra 1/2" sticking out the bottom. Works like a squeegee.

 

You can use whats left of it as a comfort mat by the workbench in the garage.



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Posted February 19, 2013 - 11:10 PM

Another vote for a rubber edge on the plow.  Not only good for snow on pavement, but great for crowding storm busted tree parts off the lawn.  I leave mine on all year now (dirt work is all Johnny Bucket Jr.).  I would like to figger a way to mount some of that plastic stuff under my 42" snowblower in place of the steel edge.  I just can't see how to mount it so it's not flat and will retain some of it's cutting efficency and not slide up onto the snow.  The steel edge on there now is semicircular in profile so the bolts recess into the edge and it's reversable.



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Posted February 20, 2013 - 08:57 AM

bgkid,

 

Pop's put a plastic cutting edge on his Kawasaki Mule for plowing. Works pretty well, though it does not scrape quite as clean as a steel edge does. I guess that is the tradeoff for having a sealed asphalt driveway.

 

 

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Posted February 21, 2013 - 11:18 AM

That is something I have debated doing to my rear blade. But have not done yet. I have about 300 ft of asphalt and 1/4 mile of gravel.

I am not too concerned with getting down to bare pavement. My Asphalt faces SW and have noticed that a good sunny day the black asphalt melts and dries. On the gravel I prefer not to get into the gravel if I can get a little snow pack it freezes and hold the gravel in place.







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