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ugabulldog 10-13-2012 11:43 AM

weed eater heavy brush blade attachment
 
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**edited** will this work (safely) for attaching blade to weedeater if I find a nut to fit? thanks

user1007 10-13-2012 12:33 PM

How much do you have to clear? Would renting something for a day or weekend make more sense than buying a kit? I think when you get near 1/2" with no matter what special attachment you are at the upper limits of the capabilities of a weed eater? Most of the motors are just not built to deliver torque and other properties needed for very much work on things that thick.

ugabulldog 10-13-2012 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by sdsester (Post 1030074)
How much do you have to clear? Would renting something for a day or weekend make more sense than buying a kit? I think when you get near 1/2" with no matter what special attachment you are at the upper limits of the capabilities of a weed eater? Most of the motors are just not built to deliver torque and other properties needed for very much work on things that thick.

I need it on an ongoing basis.... have used the circular saw method before and it worked great, just wondering if that is overkill or maybe the best way, thanks.

DrHicks 10-13-2012 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by ugabulldog (Post 1030036)
**edited** will this work (safely) for attaching blade to weedeater if I find a nut to fit? thanks

Whoa - that scares me, and I don't scare easily!

Here's what I'm thinking...

First of all, there's no way in the world to make that completely safe. Period. But since you're a guy, and you want to do it, you'll do it anyway. :) Therefore, the need is to minimize risk.

One thing I see is that the arbor in the blade is larger than the shaft of your weedeater. You're going to need a sleeve shim, and it's going to have to be a precise fit, or the blade is going to be terribly out of balance. It looks like you're also going to need a reverse-thread lock-nut. A hardware store is probably your best bet for that stuff, but it's a long-shot.

Keep in mind that those weedeaters spin at a VERY high rpm. If anything goes wrong, it's probably going to go wrong in a big - and very painful - way.


Good luck.

SPS-1 10-13-2012 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by DrHicks (Post 1030197)
If anything goes wrong, it's probably going to go wrong in a big - and very painful - way.

A steel blade with sharp edges, spinning at 10,000 RPM, just a little off-center on the mounting arbor, and you are whacking it against branches and brush. What could possibly go wrong?

DrHicks 10-13-2012 07:45 PM

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Originally Posted by SPS-1 (Post 1030262)
A steel blade with sharp edges, spinning at 10,000 RPM, just a little off-center on the mounting arbor, and you are whacking it against branches and brush. What could possibly go wrong?

Ummm, Doc, I think I may need a few stitches. :)

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firehawkmph 10-13-2012 08:19 PM

Bulldog,
I used to have a blade setup for a commerical weadeater that was made for the unit. I used it once and took it off. Quite a bit of kickback, too dangerous in my opinion. If you decide to use yours, get some very heavy boots.
Mike Hawkins:)

ugabulldog 10-14-2012 04:58 AM

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Originally Posted by firehawkmph (Post 1030290)
Bulldog,
I used to have a blade setup for a commerical weadeater that was made for the unit. I used it once and took it off. Quite a bit of kickback, too dangerous in my opinion. If you decide to use yours, get some very heavy boots.
Mike Hawkins:)

ok, thanks all...guess Il go another route!!


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