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10-24-2011 09:57 AM  6 years agoPost 1
Tonic

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I couldn't sleep so I decided to balance some blades for something to do. While balancing blades I started thinking that the head could possibly be out of balance. I've never read or heard anyone mention balancing them. So what's up, are any of you freaks balancing your heads and if so have they been very far off?

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10-24-2011 11:55 AM  6 years agoPost 2
airdodger

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It is a good idea, we had to balance when we built our own blades. The new carbon blades are very good but you could always get a mis matched set. I do check balance if I see a problem, but not every time anymore, it would be good practice though.

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10-24-2011 01:05 PM  6 years agoPost 3
Tonic

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Chris,

Where is Johnston USA?

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10-24-2011 01:15 PM  6 years agoPost 4
airdodger

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RI

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10-24-2011 01:39 PM  6 years agoPost 5
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I balance everything and never had a vibe issue either.

use a scale and high point balancer

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10-24-2011 06:46 PM  6 years agoPost 6
Tonic

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Any thing wrong with using a Dur-Bro balance? What do you use for weighting?

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10-24-2011 06:49 PM  6 years agoPost 7
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Chris,

I live in Johnston too ...Johnston, Iowa.

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10-24-2011 07:40 PM  6 years agoPost 8
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LOL. I have a Schluter blade balancer, but I would think any teter balance would work well.

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10-24-2011 08:06 PM  6 years agoPost 9
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" What do you use for weighting?"

Way back when everyone actually did this, you could buy a counter weighted shaft. I have no idea is anyone still makes them, I can't remember where I got mine.

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10-24-2011 08:21 PM  6 years agoPost 10
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A long drill rod will work.

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10-25-2011 08:19 AM  6 years agoPost 11
HarveyR

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As said, way back, it was common practice to balance the head and tail (and even the fan and clutch). It was a hell of a pain in those days, spending hours messing around with this kind of stuff. These days everything seems to have just got much better and I haven't balanced anything for years.

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