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Old 04-22-2006, 10:23 AM   #1
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i know you have probley herd this a milliion times guys so sorry for this.

just looking for some pointers on where to go with the lathes i.e which is a good quilty lathe for some one who has never used a lathe or cut a comm and cheap in price?

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Old 04-22-2006, 03:18 PM   #2
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i know you have probley herd this a milliion times guys so sorry for this.

just looking for some pointers on where to go with the lathes i.e which is a good quilty lathe for some one who has never used a lathe or cut a comm and cheap in price?

thanks again guys

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All the brand name lathes are good, Orion has a lathe with a easy to adjust set screw, that makes easy work of adjusting the lathe for different armatures (no need to use spacers), Integy has a host of well priced lathes that all do a good job. If your looking for the most precise lathe, Hudy is the best, a little more expensive, but worth it. IMHO, spend your money on a better lathe, don't waste your money on a diamond bit, carbide will work just as well.
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Fantom makes a better lathe then the Hudy hands down. It has the end screws like the Orion but with a single block machining it will stay true for longer. You pay for the quality but when you look at all you get (diamond bit, storage case, 4 cell battery, comm lube, slave motor) it really is not a bad deal.
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I like my Cobra, with diamond bit has served me well for over 7 years. Now I have gone brushless, I guess it will become a paperweight.
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so is it best off me going out are buying the most expensive or go and buy a cheaper one and learn from that?

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its really easy to learn, theres not much to know except to use a sharpie on the comm, I think it gives it a great cut, then just turn the wheel in and as soon as it hits the comm make the cut out or in whatever you want then check to see if there is any black left on the comm from the sharpie(those are the low spots) then cut tilll those are gone. Also you cut as little as you can just incase you blow the arm or cut all the way threw you will not kill your bit.
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If you were looking at quality compared to price, then you should go with the Fantom lathe. Most people at our car club use the Fantom lathe, and they think that it is better than my Hudy lathe. I agree, the Fantom lathe is a lot better, and it is cheaper.
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one problem with the fantom is that they are made to order. fantom waits until they get about 30 orders then have them custom made. if you dont want to wait the orion lathe or the integy auto-lathe are both really good lathes.
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I like my Cobra, with diamond bit has served me well for over 7 years. Now I have gone brushless, I guess it will become a paperweight.
Think hard about the cobra lathe!!
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I agree, the Fantom lathe is a lot better, and it is cheaper.



$400 (Fantom) > $170 (Hudy Advanced)

I'd have to say the Hudy is cheaper .

I've never used the Fantom, but I've never heard complaints. I have the Hudy Advanced and it's AWESOME. NO REGRETS. Worth every penny.
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Hes just saying the fantom is cheaper in that you get a dimond bit a nice case and a really good lathe. I like the orion being the the best lathe, right in front of the trinity. And the integy one sucks bad.
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Ahh... gotchya... m bad.

You know what I do for bits? McMaster Carr. They're carbide bits, but they're the same bits included with many lathes and they're **$3**! I ordered a batch of 5 with my Hudy lathe last year. I chunked the first bit as I was learning, but the 2nd bit is still good as new.

$15 for 5 bits.

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Think hard about the cobra lathe!!
I just bought a used Cobra Motor builder lathe with a diamond bit and cut my first two comm's with it. It was easy to do.

Anyone know what the minimum comm diameter is for a Reedy Spec 19 Quad mag motor? I have an old one that I got with a used car and I'm using it for my practice /basher motor. The comm was real hour glass shaped and it took cutting it down to 0.315 to remove all low spots. Wondering if it has any life left in it?
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Also cutting down too far makes the brushs wrap the comm and arc.
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i would go with a integy lathe because they are built and cheap to have....i have the auto-lathe but any x-mod lathe will work
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