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How has the surge blade exchanger held up?

Offline SoDak

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How has the surge blade exchanger held up?
on: March 02, 2007, 06:20:05 PM
Like the question says, how has the balde exchanger on your surge held up? I want to get a surge because I like the idea of being able to buy hacksaw blades that can fit on a multitool. However after reading a review on cabela's site where a guy said his blade holder has loosedn up come with use it got me nervous about the system. Can anyone help me out on this one?

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Re: How has the surge blade exchanger held up?
Reply #1 on: March 02, 2007, 09:00:11 PM
Mine hasn't had too extensive use, but so far it's holding up well enough.

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Re: How has the surge blade exchanger held up?
Reply #2 on: March 03, 2007, 12:03:21 AM
I got to say that I use mine quite a  lot and have not had any problems with it at all. Today for instance I had made about 40 cuts making powder measures in bamboo. I dont know if anyone has ecer cut bamboo but I assure you it is a very hard and dense reed. It did not hang up at all and has never loosened one bit. I have used it to cut numerous walking sticks and have made plenty of fire spindels also. The only way I can see it loosening is by torque being applaied to the side and binding the blade.

Well I got to cut about 70 more bamboo black powder measures by tonight so have a good day. and dont worry.   

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Re: How has the surge blade exchanger held up?
Reply #3 on: March 03, 2007, 07:27:54 PM
I picked up some tshank blades from Lowes a week or so ago.  They don't fit tight in the holder and wobble quite a bit.  It's more annoying than anything.

They were Bosch progressive wood cutting blades.  I'm worried now that other tshank blades aren't going to fit snug or secure in the blade exchanger.  So far though, the blade exchanger has held up to a couple camping trips and some random use around the house.
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Re: How has the surge blade exchanger held up?
Reply #4 on: March 04, 2007, 01:31:04 AM
I'm no help here. I swapped out the file and the saw blade a couple of times when I first got my Surge, but then I've just left the file in ever since.
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