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    Default Woods Toothbar

    Hello,
    I have a jx75case ih,4wd.I purchased a woods extra heavy duty tooth bar for it.After opening the box I,m not sure if it was the right choice.It seems to be made well but what concerns me is the design for my application.Most tooth bars that I have seen go on top of cutting edge.This is made with two heavy pieces of metal in a v that traps the cutting edge.It look very strong but the cutting edge becomes very blunt. My main use for now is building a pond.I need to move dirt from piles left from exavator.My main concern is it going to take more force to penetrate the dirt with the toothbar than without it.The cutting edge seems very blunt,almost 3/4 inch flat.Maybe the teeth opens ground enough?(any help)?
    Thanks Rex

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    Default Re: Woods Toothbar

    Rex,

    I would not worry about the blunt edge. The teeth will be doing the work. I believe Henro has a tooth bar like this and seems to love it. He will hopefully chime in here. I have ground down cutting edges before to sharpen them up, sort of like mower blades. Use a small angle grinder. Good luck.

    Russ

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    Default Re: Woods Toothbar

    It sounds like Woods has adopted a design similar to that used by H&H Sales . I have an H&H toothbar with a V edge and really like the extra metal on the bucket lip.

    Use it a lot and you will sharpen that cutting edge. Even until then, the toothbar will make the digging much easier. It sounds like a good investment.

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    Default Re: Woods Toothbar

    I have the Woods toothbar on my bucket and it works great. I do not think you will have any problems with it...

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    Default Re: Woods Toothbar

    Keep in mind your edge will no longer be cutting.That will be done by the sharper points of the teeth.Try it out and I think you will be pleased.Have Fun!

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    Default Re: Woods Toothbar

    Thanks a bunch!!!
    Maybe I can sleep again! Its funny how small things in life can drive you crazy.This one was really working on my brain.
    Your a good bunch of guys!!Thanks again Rex

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    Default Re: Woods Toothbar

    Yes, the teeth will be doing the initial cutting, but you still have to push that bevel through the ground. It will work & it should be strong enough, but I never was in love with those V-type toothbars. Then again, even with all the toothbars available out there who can find the perfect one? They all seem to have their compromises. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Woods Toothbar

    Been following this interresting thread for a bit... Some of the toothbars have 1" teeth and some have 1-1/2". Which size would be preferred for digging in very hard clay. I tend to think that the 1" would go in easier, but I need a second opinion. Any help out there...???

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    Default Re: Woods Toothbar

    Hi Rex,
    I have the same Woods heavy duty toothbar, in 72" version. It looks just like the H&H sales toothbar Aloha was talking about. Mine works great and protects the cutting edge too. I had the standard toothbar ordered, but when I received it, it was too long. Dealer sent it back and I was sent the Heavy Duty toothbar in its place. Had to wait about 12 weeks to get a toothbar (6 weeks for each bar.) but I am happy that the dealer and/or Woods sent me the more expensive one for waiting. I think it was priced around $100 more when I priced it. It also weighs about 20 lbs. more
    I think your toothbar will work as good as any other. Works better than a cutting edge alone when it comes to digging up brush and moving it. Great for digging in hard soil too. Lots of uses. I wouldn't worry for a minute.

    Curt

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    Default Re: Woods Toothbar

    <font color="blue"> Yes, the teeth will be doing the initial cutting, but you still have to push that bevel through the ground. </font>

    This may be the case, but I have never noticed a problem with the V shaped edge myself. And I have cut a fair amount of earth with mine.

    The thing I personally like the best about the V design is that it makes the lower lip MUCH STRONGER than the bare bucket is. My guess probably stronger than non-V type tooth bars do, but they also must help strenghten the lower lip.

    If I had a chance to change to a different type toothbar, I would not. I like what I have too much. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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