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Old 11-22-2007, 01:05 AM   #1
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Default Ofna Tire Truer replacement carbide cutting bit

I bought a used Ofna truer a while ago and have been using it pretty regularly at my house. A few days ago a racing buddy commented on how rough my truer left my tires after a cut. So I strated looking at the cutting bit on his $400 Hudy truer and comparing ti to the piece of hacksaw blade on mine and decided to see if I could get my truer to cut smoohter. So I went to Home Depot with hope of finding a cheap hacksaw blade with a fine tooth count and found the following . . .


http://www.oregontools.com/botjigsawblt3.html

It doesn't have teeth, but rather a clump of sharp points formed of carbide it appears. When I got home I clamped it in place of my old blade and viola! Nice smooth cuts now!
Now a new blade might have netted the same results, but this worked like a charm for me.

Just thought I would share as I know a buch of guys are using the hacksaw replacement. One more option for ya.
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Why not just get the Hudy carbide bit and never worry about it again. I put one on my Integy truer and it works great.
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I'd lean toward toward $1.39 over $46.50+shipping if the end result is the same.

I can't help but think the jigsaw blade is good for a replacement as well.

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Why not just get the Hudy carbide bit and never worry about it again. I put one on my Integy truer and it works great.
I considered it but it didn't look like it would fit. I might be wrong, but when I looked at the hudy bit at the track and then looked at my truer at home it seemed obvious it was a no go. Plus the difference in depth would throw off the depth gauge calibration by quite a bit. Good idea though Yeti
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