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Re: Cost to Replace Chainplates? Should I Walk Away?

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Originally Posted by CheckedOutRob View Post
-Hmmmm. I thought water jet cut absolutely razor clean edges? Hence the reason for water jet cutting recommendations on chain plates. I know the need to polish and then electropolish to remove stress risers after the cutting. Is your comment that water jet leaves rough edges conjecture or first hand? Jus wonderin. Thanks.
Water jet does not leave stress risers because the surface is cut with an abrasive. leaves a smooth but slightly wavy surface. machining, laser and plasma cutting leaves stress risers that need to be sanded and polished out to remove them. for corrosion resistance the stainless need to be polished

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