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post #1 of 20 Old 10-15-2014, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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Nylon Skids

What do you guys think about nylon skids? I went to the local industrial
materials supply store this morning. They had 3/4" thick nylon. So far the nylon
cost $5.00, which is enough to do 3 skids. It's taken me about 1/2 hour to do this one side. Time out for lunch now, should I go for the other side?
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Some of us in here use Robalon®. Some use HDPE and othere have made them from other materials. Here's a set of HDPE that I need to cut a little more so the can be flipped if the one side wears down. Not quite as detailed as the ones you made but they'll do the job.
Nice work you did.
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yeah old buttchet was going to make me some but I guess he forgot.:ee k:

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Those look better than the one that I am trying out on my MTD huskee. Those should work fine. If there was anything that I could offer in suggestion, is to make them flippable, or double sided. Good work though.

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On driveway & sidewalk concrete, how do the manufacturer's poly skids do? I'd worry a bit about an accelerated wear that I'd have to adjust fairly often (or subsequent extensive wear to the scrapper bar).
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those nylon skids look very nice. good job.
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Thanks for the input guys. I appreciate your kudos and suggestions. I was thinking about making them 2 sided but decided that my material was not wide enough. I was looking for a bargain price on my material so I take what they have from the "drops & random" areas in each material I purchase. Perhaps next time they will have some HDPE in a size I can use.
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Hey, cheap is good. Especially when it is executed like this. I take it that you either have a vertical mill or some sort of CNC?

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Thanks db9938. No vertical mill or CNC. I used a good jig saw, (Milwaukee) with a plastics blade and a beefy Craftsman, (USA made) plunge router. I have been working with industrial plastics for years. Anytime I need a jig to help in assembly or dis-assembly I often call on those same plastics.
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Your skills are definitely apparent.

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