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    Member plewis66's Avatar
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    Default More on bendiness

    OK, I seem to have become obsessed by the bendiness of my blades.

    I've just got a new blade. Before using it, is there anything I should do (apart from attaching a handle, etc)?

    Should new blades have some time spent on flexing them before use?

    In case it makes a difference, it's an LP BF blade.
    If you think you have no ego, maybe it just got so big you can't see the edges anymore.

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    Senior Member Prometheus's Avatar
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    We (royal?) used to get a decent bend into a new blade to just make it more comfortable on first use. Of course now with the restrictions on blade curvature you have to be a little more careful than back then.

    Still a little pre-flexing may help.

    A piece of advice I got when I first started on the circuit was to rotate the blades in use so -

    a) they wear equally
    b) you don't develop favourite blades
    c) blades are ready for use without seeming new

    Probably more important than any curvature is the set you first apply. I use a template, an old broken blade, to do this.

    Hope this helps.

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