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jrtrebor


Location: Michigan - 3 hours north of Chicago on the lake
Joined: Feb 10, 2010
Points: 539

Ariens Project # 1 Serrating augers
Original Message   Oct 10, 2011 9:32 pm
These are a few projects that I started thinking about last season. The augers on the old Ariens blowers are super strong but they lack the serrations that have come to be common place on all new
blowers. I have experienced times when having some cutting action would have been helpful. Hoping that these new teeth will also lessen the blowers occasional desire to climb up a pile.
I went into home Depot and when no one was looking made a pattern on a piece of cardboard of some auger teeth from one of their blowers.  Adjusted it a little to fit the curve of my augers. Cut out the pattern for three teeth and then used a silver lacquer pen to transfer the pattern onto the steel.  That took almost as long as it did to cut out the teeth.  About two hours total for the job.  Used a right angle grinder with a 4 1/2 x .45 thick blade.





That ought to chew through something.


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Shryp


Location: Cleveland, OH
Joined: Jul 26, 2010
Points: 532

Re: Ariens Project # 1 Serrating augers
Reply #1   Oct 11, 2011 11:51 am
Wow, nice job as usual.  Looks like they were made that way.
carlb


Joined: Nov 16, 2010
Points: 279

Re: Ariens Project # 1 Serrating augers
Reply #2   Oct 11, 2011 1:42 pm
Very nice job,  I was going to do that to my old Cub Cadet but just didn't get around to it. 
coasteray


El Toro! 1028 LXE
Tecumseh 358cc
10hp


Location: NE Washington State
Joined: Mar 3, 2008
Points: 142

Re: Ariens Project # 1 Serrating augers
Reply #3   Oct 15, 2011 3:37 pm
Yeah, what a great job!  I just saw your other project about the auger shaft bearings.  You are very good!

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jrtrebor


Location: Michigan - 3 hours north of Chicago on the lake
Joined: Feb 10, 2010
Points: 539

Re: Ariens Project # 1 Serrating augers
Reply #4   Oct 15, 2011 9:16 pm


Thanks for your comments, I appreciate it!
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