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Comm lathes are for Sissies!!!

Old 08-25-2007, 08:47 PM
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when i was a kid and couldn't afford a lathe, i used to use Brasso on a rag to clean my comms.
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Old 08-25-2007, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by RussB View Post
when i was a kid and couldn't afford a lathe, i used to use Brasso on a rag to clean my comms.
You arent the only one

Good thing in BL now lol

I have tried the drill thing, But I used 400 grit paper lol
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Old 08-25-2007, 10:02 PM
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I guarantee if you cut a motor using this "method" and dyno it, then cut it properly and dyno it again you'll see a substantial performance difference. Using a comm lathe does more than just "make the comm shiny". It might work for the basher or casual club racer, but for serious racing there is only one way to cut a motor.
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Old 08-26-2007, 01:51 AM
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Jonathan, I aint mad atcha. Why waste your money on a lathe when you run brushless....use the "ghetto lathe" to clean and run with the realz.....BRUSHLESS. Pilot, over there giving you tips like brushed motors are still relevant.....poor fella.....brushes are for hair
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Horrible advice the whole point to cutting your comm is to get it round, you are probably going to make it worse by doing that. Somebody should delete this thread before somebody thinks this is a good alternative.
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Originally Posted by bxpitbull View Post
Jonathan, I aint mad atcha. Why waste your money on a lathe when you run brushless....use the "ghetto lathe" to clean and run with the realz.....BRUSHLESS. Pilot, over there giving you tips like brushed motors are still relevant.....poor fella.....brushes are for hair
Pilot. Dyno's are for Sissies also!

If you are very careful and apply just the right amount of pressure utalizing the sandpaper you can make the com perfectly round! You don't need a dyno to tell you that the motor is running strong. That method died years ago! You guys got to try this method! Last year a qualified for the L main at Vegas doing this!
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Old 08-26-2007, 07:32 AM
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Wow is that an unsafe act.This thread should be removed before a kid or someone gets hurt!
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Old 08-26-2007, 08:21 AM
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In case anyone hasnt caught on yet, this thread is kindof a joke!

A JOKE !!!

i dont really recomend you do it, its not as good as a real lathe. obviously.
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For those of us that don't have a comm lathe.....what is the best way to maintain a comm in between cuts? I have been using a metal polish and drill to take some of the black stuff off the comm and make it shiny again. Is this stupid? I also try to use motor spray after each run.

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Old 08-26-2007, 10:30 AM
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That kind of advice is irresponsible !!!
Hope you wearing eye/face protection before something bad happens.
I aggree it should be deleted !!!
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Originally Posted by razzor View Post
That kind of advice is irresponsible !!!
Hope you wearing eye/face protection before something bad happens.
I aggree it should be deleted !!!
Some people just can take humor I guess... Lighten up.
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weak weak..not getto enough. get a walmart AA drill and do it. then you
get the VALUE! lol


your dwalt drill costs more than a comm lathe.
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Originally Posted by kenchan View Post
weak weak..not getto enough. get a walmart AA drill and do it. then you
get the VALUE! lol


your dwalt drill costs more than a comm lathe.

Oh... i think you're right. but i got it as a holiday present, it probably cost 150...

And i still cant believe people think i'm serious! come on! every one knows that a true comm lathe does best!

Its called a JOKE people!!! enjoy it!
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Originally Posted by Johnathan View Post
In case anyone hasnt caught on yet, this thread is kindof a joke!

A JOKE !!!

i dont really recomend you do it, its not as good as a real lathe. obviously.
I don't mean to offend you and it is not an attack on you,I'm just concerned that a young fellow rc enthusiast might get hurt.
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