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Worn out auger fix

Hi all. I picked up a late 80's model Craftsman snowblower model 536.886190 for $110. Replaced the carb with a $12 Amazon clone with an adjustable fuel screw and it runs like a champ. Everything seems to work fairly well, but the auger rakes are completely worn out and Sears has discontinued the RT side (why the Rt side only?) and the replacement left side is more $$$ than I paid for the machine.
Does anyone think I could just buy a set of rubber paddles intended for a single stage machine and bolt them to my existing worn out augers?
I currently have the skids adjusted up as far as they will go and the auger tines are still 3/8-1/2" above ground level.
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If you can weld, a number of people have welded "teeth" (triangles) onto their worn auger spirals to rejuvenate them.

Otherwise, you may be able to find a used set of Murray augers that will fit? Did yours look like this?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Murray-1752...wAAOSwRq1cv78F
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I know how to weld but I don't have a welder, good idea though to weld some teeth on it. Might think about renting a 110v wire feed for a couple of hours. Mine looks like this https://www.ebay.com/itm/Murray-3395...M/351877506809
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I bought this Honda HS1132 that a master welder owned and he did a terrific job reconditioning these worn out augers.
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I bought this Honda HS1132 that a master welder owned and he did a terrific job reconditioning these worn out augers.


Holy cow that's awesome! I plan on just welding on some 1-1/2" x 1" pieces of mild steel about every 2 inches or so.
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Is that a gray 8.5hp 26 craftsman with a 9 impeller? If so I have at least one side, the other I could not get off the shaft, If they are the correct ones and your not too far Ill give them to you as I was going to toss them as Im in the middle of moving and was getting ready to dump scrap metal, what is your location?

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Is that a gray 8.5hp 26 craftsman with a 9 impeller? If so I have at least one side, the other I could not get off the shaft, If they are the correct ones and your not too far Ill give them to you as I was going to toss them as Im in the middle of moving and was getting ready to dump scrap metal, what is your location?
Yep that's the one. If you wouldn't mind shooting me a price that you think is fair that would be great! Oh, I'm in Centennial, CO 80016.
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Ill see which one is stuck, Ill give it one last shot at getting it off but before you spend too much you could get a better blower cheap that the engine would bolt right into, On a good day these versions of the craftsman were not very good and the 9 impeller was small. But if you want them its just the price of shipping as I was going to scrap them as the engine is now on another blower.

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