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#1 ol' stonebreaker OFFLINE  

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Posted May 05, 2017 - 10:13 PM

  Mowed around the edges of a friends yard today with my old Wizard and it had lots of tall, lush grass. When I got everything back home I looked under the deck to see how much was stuck to it. Lo and behold I noticed when I put the new blade in along with the new engine I installed the blade upside down. I'll bet it will cut lots better next time!!

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Posted May 05, 2017 - 10:15 PM

You don't want to impress them too much the first time, they will think your showing off.   :smilewink:


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Posted May 05, 2017 - 10:51 PM

Hope the grass isn't standing back up in the morning. I put the twist in the deck drive belt the wrong way on my old Simplicity one time. I knew the blades were sharp, so after beating up the grass on the first pass, I realized what I did.
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Posted May 06, 2017 - 12:41 AM

bin there done that,

 

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Posted May 06, 2017 - 03:19 AM

so far i haven't done that but there's always the first time and the older i get i think that time may be coming up.....lol


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Posted May 06, 2017 - 06:59 AM

Reminds me when working construction.  Guy running the power hand saw said the blade needed touching up. When he finished he cut another board and said "Boy that works a lot better".  One of the other guys said "Will work better yet if you turn the blade around" !


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Posted May 06, 2017 - 07:00 AM

Ever put an engine back in a tractor and bolt it down only to find you have to hook the starter cable up first?  I only did that once.



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Posted May 06, 2017 - 07:02 AM

Been there done that. Couldn't believe I was that absent minded when I put it together.

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Posted May 06, 2017 - 09:58 AM

   And that is why, when I catch my self starting to hurry I quit and go back in the house. Don


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Posted May 06, 2017 - 01:26 PM

  In my case there was no hurry since there was still 2 ft of snow on the ground, LOL!!

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Posted May 06, 2017 - 02:23 PM

I watched a guy try drilling through his floor-board to mount some type of radio.

He had a 1/2" drill and worked for half an hour and never got through the metal.

I watched a little bit then suggested switching the drill from reverse to FORWARD!

Didn't long at all to drill the holes after that!


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Posted May 06, 2017 - 03:13 PM

We had a friend once who hated to tell someone "no" when asked to do a favour. When he felt someone was taking advantage of his good nature he'd do a poor job and that usually solved the problem. It was hard on his pride to do less than his best though.
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Posted May 06, 2017 - 09:18 PM

  Years ago I walked in the toolhouse and my boss was trying to drill a hole through a piece of steel. He said he wished the mechanic, which was me, would sharpen the bits. I calmly said it would cut better if he ran the drill the right direction, got the tool i came for and walked out.

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Posted May 08, 2017 - 04:00 AM

I watched a guy try drilling through his floor-board to mount some type of radio.

He had a 1/2" drill and worked for half an hour and never got through the metal.

I watched a little bit then suggested switching the drill from reverse to FORWARD!

Didn't long at all to drill the holes after that!

that's funny ...reminds me of when I first got out of high school . I worked in a local garage and watched another mechanic do the same thing ,he was drilling a half inch hole thru metal plate  in reverse  only thing is he did get the hole drilled  took a bit longer than it should have but darn if he didn't get thru that plate  of course he was cussing ,sweating and blaming the bit


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Posted May 08, 2017 - 12:29 PM

Hope the grass isn't standing back up in the morning. I put the twist in the deck drive belt the wrong way on my old Simplicity one time. I knew the blades were sharp, so after beating up the grass on the first pass, I realized what I did.

Hate when that happens. i mowed a whole yard once like that, thought something was iffy, but just kept going. Had to mow it again  :D


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