I want to get more serious in racing electric cars (on and off-road). I only race stock motors. I have a few questions about motor lathes and comm sticks. The only comm cleaning stick that I've heard of is the Orion one, does anyone know how well those work? Also, what does a comm stick do? Does it just do the same thing that a lathe would do but just manual? The main reason I don't want to buy a lathe is because of the price. I'd be willing to pay up to around $170. But all the lathes that I've seen all require a diamond bit cutter, and those can be like 97 dollers
. I thought there was a different type of cutting bit that only cost like 10 dollers. But I've never seen that advertised. What is the difference between stock motor lathes and modified lathes? The main reason I want to buy a lathe is because the only hobby shop that will cut a comm (yes cut, not replace) charges you $20.00
, and thats not even with brushes or springs
! I think thats a rip off. So after a few motor rebuilds I would of already paid for a lathe. Can anyone point me towards a good motor lathe, that doesn't require a diamond bit, and is easy for a beginner to operate (if thats even possible to have an easy to operate lathe
). I really don't want to pay $20.00 the next time I need a motor rebuild. Thanks!