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    Have several splitting wedges which have been beaten to the point of being useless. I was thinking of putting a cutting wheel on my grinder and trimming them. Has any one any ideas or suggestions? L2800 w/FEL - 72" Land Pride rake
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    Default Re: Refurbising splitting wedges

    I've ground off the mess before - then ran some stick welds around them.

    Worked fine - have at it in my opinion
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    Default Re: Refurbising splitting wedges

    They should never be let go to that point. They should have been dressed when they started to mushroom.
    They should be cut/ground back as normal maintenance.

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    Thanks for the replies, I'll have at them with the grinder. I inherited these from my FIL. I have two more that look just the same, couldn't bring myself to throw them out.

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    Default Re: Refurbising splitting wedges

    I'd put a thin cutoff wheel in your handgrinder and cut from the backside to take most of that off without generating any heat. Then you could dress it up on a grinding wheel.
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    Default Re: Refurbising splitting wedges

    Quote Originally Posted by BeezFun View Post
    I'd put a thin cutoff wheel in your handgrinder and cut from the backside to take most of that off without generating any heat. Then you could dress it up on a grinding wheel.
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    Exactly what I have done.

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    Default Re: Refurbising splitting wedges

    I found a wedge that looked like yours. Used a cutting torch to trim the mushroomed edges. Easy and quick.

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    Default Re: Refurbising splitting wedges

    After you grind them into shape paint them orange so you will be able to find them in the woods.

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    Default Re: Refurbising splitting wedges

    Quote Originally Posted by 94BULLITT View Post
    After you grind them into shape paint them orange so you will be able to find them in the woods.
    Now that is a fine Idea!

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