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Poppy

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I have I guess a fifty year old Honda HT-R3009 ride on mower. With fifty years of use, the bottom of the chute has been worn and chipped away. In places it has also bent up. This reduces the efficiency of it collecting grass clippings and leaves. Today, I took out my torch, and heated the bent parts, and rebent them, somewhat into where I think they should be. I then applied fiberglass cloth, fiberglass resin, and hardener to replace some of what is missing.

It is a little rough looking, but I think that it will be a significant improvement. If I spray paint it black it will look better.

If you look at the pictures you can see where the black is missing.

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orbital

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Mentioned the 25V Greenworks tools a while back, yesterday I looked them up again
Got this kit for $66 total cost on ebay using a 20% coupon on an already good deal.
Figured it would be a good ready to go gift...

1950in/lbs of torque for a driver that small is superrifico


===> 25V is six 18650s' likely using the higher Amp 18650s' in those packs
 

Poppy

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I have I guess a fifty year old Honda HT-R3009 ride on mower. With fifty years of use, the bottom of the chute has been worn and chipped away. In places it has also bent up. This reduces the efficiency of it collecting grass clippings and leaves. Today, I took out my torch, and heated the bent parts, and rebent them, somewhat into where I think they should be. I then applied fiberglass cloth, fiberglass resin, and hardener to replace some of what is missing.

It is a little rough looking, but I think that it will be a significant improvement. If I spray paint it black it will look better.

If you look at the pictures you can see where the black is missing.

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I've got to say that I am delighted at how much of an improvement fiberglassing the leaf shoot made to my worn and broken shoot. I've used it three times so far, and only once did it get clogged. That was because I went through thick, wet zoysia grass without enough throttle, and it slowed the blade speed so much that the engine almost stalled.
 

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Today I was working on removing & taking apart some things from my wall so the well rig can get into position.
Used my:
DeWalt compact recip saw
Milwaukee impact driver
DeWalt cutoff wheel
..all brushless

The cutting of a heavy piece of angle iron made my day, what a release ;)

btw: having the right tools is everything,
actually having a set of Torx bits saved my a** today
 

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