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Old 12-03-2006, 09:41 AM   #16
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Anyone have a good write up on setting up and getting a good cut with a comm lathe?
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Old 12-03-2006, 04:01 PM   #17
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I have one automatic hudy... and it's a pain. you can have it for $250 (with slightly used hudy diamond bit) It makes a nice cut though but it is bulky and takes time to set it up so most of the time when there is somebody around with a lathe I ask for a cut first before I dig mine out of the box
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Old 12-03-2006, 04:08 PM   #18
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Hey Lon stick with the manual and if you still don't like working on motors we have a couple of guys at the track that will do it for you. Also, our 19t touring class have always been open with me running the 5800 novak brushless motor with them....
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Hey Lon stick with the manual and if you still don't like working on motors we have a couple of guys at the track that will do it for you. Also, our 19t touring class have always been open with me running the 5800 novak brushless motor with them....

Well brushless is definatley my first choice. How does the 5800 stack up against the 19t? Pretty similar in straight away speed??

Thanks for the input. I look forward to meeting all you guys. I move the first week in Jan. Still trying to decide whether I will try to run the Snowbirds. I dont have any carpet exp and mt T2's are all setup for asphalt, but heck ya never now.
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Old 12-03-2006, 06:34 PM   #20
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I have one of these, cuts beautifully ...but it does take setup time for every com you , even if you are cutting all monster stock arms in a row as an example, not 2 have the "exact same positioning" of the com, what you have to adjust is the amount of movement the lathe will have back and forth ...I've gotten used to it now so no big deal, but it was pretty "painful" at first ...certainly the kewl thing about it is that you end up with a very nive cut as the back and forth movement of the lathe is controlled by the unit itself not by your hand cranking on a wheel (i.e. you drank a lot of coffe and energy drinks and you're hand's all jitery and you end up with threads on your com ).

Great feedback, just what I was looking for. I appreciate it.
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I have had the Orion Quick set lathe for a year now and it has been great. I would seriously look into a manual lathe rather than an automatic one. Just my .2 cents.

Thanks for the input and the .02
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Lon,

Your very much welcome. Good luck with your move and take care.

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I had the Orion lathe for a very short while until we went brushless at out club. I bought it based on EA's recommendation. It cuts a mirror finish com with a diamond bit and just can't be beat for the money.
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IF I was looking for a new lathe the Fantom would be my LAST choice!! Ive seen way to many of them cutt with a taper in them and it can NOT be adjusted out of a Fantom lathe like it can with others. 400.00 is a lot of cash to spend on something that may or may not cut straight

If I was going to spend that kind of cash I would look at the Team Hard lathe. I have one here I am playing with and it is awesome. In fact is probably going to replace my trusty ol' Orion lathe as the Norm....Just want to test its durability and ease of use a few more weeks.

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EA , I know that when it comes to motors and such, that you know your stuff, thanks for the valuable input.

Is the Team Hard lathe a manual or auto lathe?
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EA , I know that when it comes to motors and such, that you know your stuff, thanks for the valuable input.

Is the Team Hard lathe a manual or auto lathe?
No problem Lon. The Team Hard lathe is a manual lathe. Its a little different from the usual RC Lathe. You can see pics of it here http://www.teamtrinity.com/team_magi...commlathe.html

It is a little more $$ than most but the way its made and the way it cutts is great. It does take a little getting used to but after you do its nice.

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Old 12-04-2006, 12:01 PM   #26
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Try EBay, something like this. Item #250057196114, I've had mine forever and it still cuts excellent.
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