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Old 05-10-2014, 11:38 AM   #1
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........when you mow.



Running over a hunk of steel screws up the blade!

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Old 05-10-2014, 11:39 AM   #2
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I hit a brick, that my wonderful kids left in the driveway, with my snowblower. Insta-stop and nicely bent auger shaft now.
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Flatten out some conduit and throw it on there...
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First couple of years at my place, I used a mower, a wrench and a hammer to keep the yard tamed. Just make sure not to wear flip-flops.
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I got a stack of them in my junk pile for the scrap yard! Might have a match to it! LOL
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Those get expensive!
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Those get expensive!


What... mower blades? $15.
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No, when you his something that solid you can shift the shaft by breaking the key rendering the engine untime-able.
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When I was a young teenager my parents had a rental. They had one tenant who was a little... eccentric I guess we could say.
Guy never mowed the yard. I don't think even once. After he left I went with Pops to paint the place, clean up, take care of the yard.
I was just about to start mowing the foot high grass in the back yard when something caught my eye. Picked it up and found it was a bullet casing. I knew the guy was a gun nut so it didn't surprise me he was shooting off the back deck. Figured I'd look around to see if there were move. Didn't want them coming back at my shins(wore shorts, stupid kid). There were more. Hundreds more. Not just casings either. Live rounds everywhere. I collected a shoe box full of .22's, .45's, a damned live bird shot cartridge. I mean come on, man.
I'm pretty sure it would take a pretty direct hit to actually set a shell off with a mower blade, but it wasn't a hypothesis I was willing to test.
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When I was a young teenager my parents had a rental. They had one tenant who was a little... eccentric I guess we could say.
Guy never mowed the yard. I don't think even once. After he left I went with Pops to paint the place, clean up, take care of the yard.
I was just about to start mowing the foot high grass in the back yard when something caught my eye. Picked it up and found it was a bullet casing. I knew the guy was a gun nut so it didn't surprise me he was shooting off the back deck. Figured I'd look around to see if there were move. Didn't want them coming back at my shins(wore shorts, stupid kid). There were more. Hundreds more. Not just casings either. Live rounds everywhere. I collected a shoe box full of .22's, .45's, a damned live bird shot cartridge. I mean come on, man.
I'm pretty sure it would take a pretty direct hit to actually set a shell off with a mower blade, but it wasn't a hypothesis I was willing to test.

Rimfires are actually pretty easy to set off in that way.
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Rimfires are actually pretty easy to set off in that way.
That would be terrifying!

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