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Old 04-02-2003, 09:09 PM   #1
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I should be gettin mine in about a week. Wut do you guys think about it and does it give as good a cut as if i were to do it by hand. I wouldn't know because i've never had any of my motor comms cut and would rather do it myself. So let me konw hwat you think about this lathe
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Old 04-02-2003, 11:38 PM   #2
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This is the powered slider type. I used one for a while, the thing is great if you turn LOTS of motors that have the same arm's. It seemed teedious to reset each and every time for each different type of arm (length of stack,comm differ alot). You can just flip the switch but if you flip it the wrong way, or at the wrong time, duh oops.
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Old 04-03-2003, 09:49 AM   #3
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I've had a Hudy Exec for a few years, have to agree with dsrbltoys. They work well but if the arms aren't all the same it takes time to adjust.

An automatic lathe sounds good... until you see your $60 diamond bit headed towards the wire tabs on the comm and wonder if you really did get that adjustment just right.
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Old 04-03-2003, 10:27 AM   #4
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That's a pricey way to cut a comm. Why not the regular lathe? Why the expensive automatic one?
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Old 04-03-2003, 10:53 AM   #5
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Good question....

I got my Hudy Exec with all the bells & whistles off ebay for ~$250US. I got it because it was Hudy and it was their best. If you had a bunch of identical comms to cut it would be a great tool to use.

I ended up with a Cobra lathe w/Vari-Drive from ebay as part of a bunch of parts. I ended up keeping it because it is so much easier to use than the Hudy Exec.

I would have sold the Hudy Exec a long time ago but it was a present from my wife.
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Old 04-03-2003, 11:06 AM   #6
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Bought a manual Hudy two months ago.
Worked fine. Nice clean cut.
No need for such an expensive lathe..
Go for a manual lathe and spend the cash on other tools / parts
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