A while back I was using a small piece of grader blade that was severely worn to cut up some old metal. I had bought it new several years before and it was just getting old and rusty on me so I decided to treat it up some. Once it was cut up with no problems, I decided to weld it back together to see how much it would cost me to get it done. The end result was pretty ugly, so instead of fixing it, I just sold it off.
The Grader Blade – A Fix-It
Just a few years ago I decided to use a very small portion of the grader blade to cut up some copper wire for testing purposes. Unfortunately, once it was cut up with no problems, ended up ruining it beyond repair. It was so badly worn that when I got it home, there was no way to wrap it around the wire to protect it from rust damage, so I just threw it away. Luckily, I had another welder that was only a little bit more experienced with welding that could do my repair for me. He welded the damaged portion back together and was able to give it the finishing touch to match the rest of my welding work.
Recently, I have had a small problem with a welded portion of my grader blade failing to hold together to the bucket. Rather than take an already bad situation and make it even worse, I decided to do what I did with the first welded part, which was called in a welding professional. He was able to give me a free estimate on the cost of the repair to my poor welded piece and was able to point out exactly where the failure was occurring. Rather than dwell on the fact that I didn’t weld properly, I immediately went and purchased another grader blade to use on the same area.