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#1 drbish ONLINE  

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Posted August 15, 2015 - 02:25 PM

Picked this up today at the Spokes And Cleats Show,I have being going to this show for 5 years and this was by far the best turn out that i have seen,I could not get away to get pictures,I did pick this up,I thought it was a good price at 35.00.the fuel line has a leak but that is all that is wrong with it,a cheap enough fix.

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Posted August 15, 2015 - 02:40 PM

You did very well. Post some action pics when you get it running. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted August 15, 2015 - 02:54 PM

I will never find a new mower blade for it  30 inch cut,one  blade

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Posted August 15, 2015 - 03:36 PM

That looks Really close to being the same as a 30" Snapper blade.

 

 

Here 30" gator blade for $16.95 + shipping

http://www.ebay.com/...=item3f3b9cdf58

 

 

I would say they are darn near identical shape wise but you might have to drill new holes if they are off.And you might have to shim the blade a bit with a couple washers.

 

 

I put a blade on an old 30" snapper off of a craftsman rer and had to shim it a bit but it worked fine.


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Posted August 15, 2015 - 03:59 PM

Nice find.....I too was thinking a 30" Snapper blade would work.


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Posted August 15, 2015 - 06:56 PM

 

...you might have to drill new holes if they are off.

 

I know this is :offtopic: But, can you drill a mower blade? I thought that it would be difficult because of hardening. Any tips?



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Posted August 15, 2015 - 08:04 PM

Yep drill press a good hard sharp drill bit and some cutting oil or 3 and 1 oil. 

 

 

They are hardened but not super hard.They will bend before they brake.


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Posted August 15, 2015 - 11:55 PM

My apologies to drbish. I didn't mean to  :hijacked:  Just trying to spread some knowledge. Nice Gilson, BTW.

 

Yep drill press a good hard sharp drill bit and some cutting oil or 3 and 1 oil. 

 

 

They are hardened but not super hard.They will bend before they brake.

 

Thanks. That's good to know as I am trying to find a set of replacement blades that are NLA. Found a set but 2 holes per blade are in the wrong place.


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Posted August 16, 2015 - 05:24 AM

That RER looks in pretty decent shape!






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