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Need Advice on Tire Truer Purchase

Old 02-19-2004, 04:15 PM
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Originally posted by RichO
Well now there is a twist. It turns out that Hudy is now "including" (more like forcing) you to get the metal box with the truer. Now the best price out there is $275 which seems really steep for a manual truer.

I am starting to come around to Arun's (A-Groan ) thinking about getting the Integy unit.

I would consider the automatic Hudy if I could get away with using my Radio Shack 25A switching power supply to run it, but I am guessing it needs more juice than than?!?!

What is everyone with a Hudy Automatic using to run it?
The box is definitely worth it, mine came with one, it's nice. If you can afford the auto hudy, I would say go for it, I trued 3 pairs of tires on my Universal yesterday, and my arm started to get pretty tired after the 2nd pair of cranking that little wheel. I think 25a should be plenty, over on hudy.net, they have a message board, you can ask Mario Hudy himself.
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Old 02-19-2004, 07:13 PM
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Originally posted by Rob Hochberg
I got my Hudy Universal yesterday, and my arbor today, and I'm happy to report that it cuts great! I bought some 36 tooth per inch jigsaw blades, a 3 pack, you can make 2 or 3 blades out of each entire blade, for about $5. If anyone's interested.. (BOSCH U118G3) I still haven't found a good trim stick yet, I might go back to Home Depot to see what they have.
I also use jigsaw blades (on my integy truer), except I use 12tpi. They cut EXCELLENT.

Originally posted by etzkev
The Integy truer is GREAT. I just got mine week ago. I use my 13 amp Cosel power supply, and it works great. Surprisingly enough, the integy doesn't draw that many amps. I have even had my charger running while I'm using my tire truer! And yes, the 13 amp power supply! I can post pics if anyone is interested. Let me know what you want to see (if anything).

I agree. Isn't the motor on that thing amazing? I think it only draws like two amps, and it NEVER slows down.
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Old 02-19-2004, 07:31 PM
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Well, I figured that the Hudy carbide cutter has fine teeth, and is the ideal cutter for the tires, so I got blades that about matched the tpi of that of the carbide cutter. Maybe I will buy the carbide cutter at a later date.
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