/ cut pipe for plow cutting edge #51
- Jul 27, 2007
Seriously don’t get too carried away with neat n tidy. I started the snowplow blade 4 years back with oxypropane then got sick of it ( I suck at cutting). Then gave up and finished either a 7 1/4” disk on my skill saw. A cutoff blade on a small grinder works too. This time I used a plasma cutter but I haven’t used it enough to be neat with it. Neat doesn’t matter a bit really . Just hack a slit the entire length . You can spread it using a couple prys, splitting wedges ect. Once it fits over the lip barely I simply banged it on until it’s touching the other side . On the truck plow I welded on 3 tabs to align with existing holes in the frame. With the bucket it’s just sitting there and if it gets pried off I will deal with it then . I will try to think to take a couple pictures tomorrow to stick on here.How do you guys who have slipped a pipe over a snowplow cutting edge cut the slot? I have an oxyacetylene cutting torch and thought to use that. Also have 4" grinder but that seems too slow. And do you cut the slot undersize a bit and beat the pipe on? Do the snots from the torch help the pipe "fit" correctly? The pipe is 2" nominal and the edge is maybe 5/8".View attachment 347341
I thought to weld tabs on the end and bolt back to the blade somewhere, though it's a Fisher with a trip edge. Any tips there?