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Old 12-18-2003, 07:25 AM   #1
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Anyone know of an alternative truer bit for the OFNA Tire truer?

The Hudy Carbide looks good but it's $35

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Old 12-18-2003, 07:48 AM   #2
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Buck up for the Hudy, it's worth every penny. Once you have the size you want set, you can cut a full size tire with no problem. I do this with my Hudy truer and never have any problems with a bad cut or the truer loading up.
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Old 12-18-2003, 08:10 AM   #3
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Someone told me offline to use a carbide jigsaw bit cut down with a dremel.

Might give that a shot.
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I use jigsaw blades. Just buy a pack at the hardware store and exchange them when the get dull.
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I use jigsaw blades. Just buy a pack at the hardware store and exchange them when the get dull.
He is right this time.....
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Jigsaw blades cut fine....good value for money...but you do have to change them more often. The Hudy carbide blade gives just as good a cut as the Jigsaw blades when new. I haven't worn mine out yet....but it does cost more.
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35 bucks is how much money for a part that you'll never have to replace again??
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Old 12-18-2003, 05:09 PM   #8
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A friend of mine just built an adaptor so i can run jig saw blades on my COBRA AC truer. No more cheese cutter or sanding drums. 5$ for 2 blades makes 6 truer bits.
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You have a picture of the adapter? How much better does it work than the sanding drum?
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Old 12-18-2003, 05:31 PM   #10
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Ill try and get a picture soon. ITs much better then the sanding drum. The drum plugged up and went dull fast. You where more or less rubbing the rubber off instead of cutting it off.
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For the Cobra I just bought a carbide 1/4" shank rotory tool bit for about $10 and it never getd dull.
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35 bucks for a carbide bit don't seem bad. Most of you buy a new set of foams at 40 bucks that last for 3 weeks or so. What's 35 bucks for a bit that will last indefinately. Look at what you spend on motors and batteries that won't last as long as your carbide bit. Seems kinda funny to me.
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Chad, what kind of bit??? Pictures, I tell you.... Hahaha...
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