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Old 12-05-2001, 07:08 PM   #1
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i am also wanting to get a comm lathe but i on't know who makes the better bang for the buck or which do you all prefer to use??? thanks/////
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Old 12-05-2001, 07:25 PM   #2
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The best would be Hudy Automatic Lathe.
good price to performance ratio is Xipp
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Old 12-05-2001, 07:29 PM   #3
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The Eagle mod lathe I got from SpeedTech RC is pretty good and handles all my comm cutting needs. It comes with a built in switch, can hold the motor for reverse or normal rotation, can use just about any cutting bit on the market(left or right side), has an ajustable guide plate to fit all armaratures and comes with a carbide bit. Its also a great price. It was under $70 I believe.
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I have the Hudy Tech lathe and I'm very happy with it. I'd buy another but the new Fantom is also nice.
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i have a cobra comm lathe that i got about 2 yrs ago from tower at $99. it comes with a carbide bit. i think cobra has one that includes a diamond bit but its more expensive, approx $ 170+. i dont have any problems with my cobra comm lathe and i use it regularly to cut both modifieds and rebuildable stock motors. i just replaced the carbide bit once. if youre planning on long term usage, get one with a diamond bit. but if its your first time to use a lathe, get a carbide bit so you can practice first.
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Old 12-07-2001, 04:23 PM   #6
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i am also wanting to get a comm lathe but i on't know who makes the better bang for the buck or which do you all prefer to use??? thanks/////
Only for being 'different' to my counterparts who posted answers. I have an LRP manual lathe and I'm amazed with this.

Comes with diamond tip and they can true comms bigger than 540 (550 and 600 sizes).
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I have a Team Orion Lathe. It is very good. I was really surprised. I may sell it soon since a friend is getting the Fantom Lathe and he lives just about a block away from me so I can cut them anytime.
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Old 12-07-2001, 10:25 PM   #8
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i got a comm lathe now but i have a question? what kind of motor do i need to run my comm lathe .i got a xipp mod comm lathe from integy for a good price i guess.thanks for you alls input///
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I am not sure wat motor you are suppose to use but I use a old GM3 and I hook it to my T35 at 4.8 volts and it makes a great cut.

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55T motor running at 4.8v. You can run 7.2v with a 55T motor but I get pretty good results from 4.8v.
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24 deg stockers work great at 3.6v. It seems to cut better and you get longer bit life.
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