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 Posted: Wed Jan 3rd, 2018 04:24 pm
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John Tatum
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I am looking for someone to Straighten and Balancing blades 3 GE Blade's

2 16" and 1 12". Can anyone help with some Info I am in St Petersburg Fla. Thanks John Tatum

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 Posted: Wed Jan 3rd, 2018 04:31 pm
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Lane Shirey
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Vortalex or otherwise?

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 Posted: Wed Jan 3rd, 2018 06:11 pm
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Don Tener
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John try Nick Loos. I think he does.

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Lane Shirey
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If they're not Vortalex, it's pretty simple, though time consuming to get them decently balanced by hand. I'd be glad to step you through my method that I used before getting a strobe. (And frankly I still use if if they're not too bad) . If they're just out of alignment, send me a pm and I'll give you my phone number to call. I've shared my technique with several others, and they now balance their own blades. 

If the wings are bent or kinked, they will need to be removed, straightened , or replaced and then reassembled. In that case, check with a Nick or Paul Graves. There are others, but both of them have done great work for me on brasswork. 

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 Posted: Fri Jan 12th, 2018 05:04 am
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Jeff Jones
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Lane's technique is solid and easy to do. But yes, any blade balancing/aligning can be time consuming for sure. I've been able to smooth out many fans after he showed me at one of the meets.
And I picked one of the hardest ones for him to show me on....a Vortalex lol.  And we still got it smoothed out pretty darn good. 

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