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post #34 of Old 06-28-2013
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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.
Waterjet does have the ability to cut that fine, and should do so, what I imagine they are talking about is plasma arc cutting, which leaves a nasty edge, but it is easily ground off. If the yard charges you $6k for doing chain plates you need to have them shot for theft.

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