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Old 07-06-2004, 08:25 AM
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Originally posted by Brian McGreevy
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You won't get a half-decent cut with anything that costs below $150. Save your bills and wait, get a decent one. They last a long time, it's worth it.

The Autotruecut truer is good, I've used it myself.
Well I have the Team Truecut (manual feed) $130 one, and it is great.

Brian, I can't imagine your cut being any better than mine because yours is manual also. The thing I like about the manual ones is that if you are in a pinch and need to do some deep cuts, you can go do a slow cut, where the Integy autotruecut's slowest setting is too fast to do a deep cut. The manual one is just as good (if you are willing to turn a nob alot...haha ) as the automatic ones. I don't think saying that "anything under $150 is trash" is correct.

Just my opinion,
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I bought the Integy TrueCut tire lathe also, and I've used it to true 1/12th foams (Hudy Arbor), and 1/10th touring foams (Integy Arbor) and it works great. The motor is very strong and will accomodate deep cuts (althought I don't recommend that practice). I've also used it to actually cut Proline foam tire/wheels from 28mm to 24mm without any problems.
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Old 07-06-2004, 09:25 AM
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Thanks for the great feedback guys. I am going to seriously look into the Integy truecut 4
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Old 07-06-2004, 09:35 AM
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Dude you can't beat the integy unit if you tried, I mean C'Mon HUDY $250 for a truer that uses a 540 motor??? That's all I have ever seen in those things!!! The Truecut uses the same motor that powered my starterboxes it's like a 750 or something and it will easily cut thru foam so deep that would fry your precious hudy's motor!!!!!
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Has anybody tried the Integy 12th scale arbor? I use the 10th scale Integy arbor and it's great.

I've also heard a lot of positive feedback on this arbor from RC4less:

http://rc4less.safeshopper.com/5/210.htm?995
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I love this forum.........
every time i wanted it buy something and do some research on it
and guess what it's already here and has few pages already!!!!!!!!

anyways, i have a question.........
i've read that you could also do the rubber tires?(integy autotruecut)
has anyone try this? and if so how does it work?

thanx guys
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lastplace: yes, the Integy 12th scale arbor works great.
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Originally posted by 1shnot
I love this forum.........
every time i wanted it buy something and do some research on it
and guess what it's already here and has few pages already!!!!!!!!

anyways, i have a question.........
i've read that you could also do the rubber tires?(integy autotruecut)
has anyone try this? and if so how does it work?

thanx guys
joon k
I have never heard anyone trying to use a truer on Rubber tires....
The rubber is thin to begin with,,,,,,,
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Old 07-06-2004, 03:35 PM
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I've never tried it on rubber tires...maybe it prescuffs them?? Thanks for the info Tres
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Yeah, I have heard of people pre-scuffing them. I personally never have done it myself though.

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Old 07-06-2004, 04:18 PM
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Originally posted by Brian McGreevy
Can you drop $250 (including arbor) on a hudy ultimate. It's manual, 110v. I have that one and I love it.

Integy has a new truer for just about $200, also.
You must mean the Hudy Universal not the Ultimate. I too have the Universal and I like it a lot. Well worth it. Just my .02
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24601 - I'm not much into the pictures on the internet thing. Since I've been racing so long I have piles of parts laying around. I used a fiberglass rear axle because its straighter than the supplied steel one, carefully removed the diff collar then mounted a spur gear (120 tooth 64p) to an old 1/12 left side hub (2 hole variety) and then about a 30 tooth pinion on the drive motor. This replaces the belt drive - no slipping and less side load on the bearing. Then I mounted another 1/12 left side hub on the other end. Use the supplied Cobra arbor for fronts. One more tip - use a 3/16 by 5/16 bearing in the wheel rather than the washer supplied by Cobra, you'll get a truer front that way.

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Kevin,

I have seen a pretty rough cut come from that truer that wasn't very old. It also lacks a depth gauge, which is a hassle if you are a racer and don't run your foams from the box diameter.

Forty6, yes I meant the universal .
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Originally posted by Brian McGreevy
Kevin,

I have seen a pretty rough cut come from that truer that wasn't very old. It also lacks a depth gauge, which is a hassle if you are a racer and don't run your foams from the box diameter.

Forty6, yes I meant the universal .
Brian,

The rough cut could have been a dull bit, but the roughness always wears out after about 3 minutes of a hard run.

I have used one with a depth gague also and it gives you an idea of what you are cutting to, but it isn't accurate enough! If you are going to true tires, you need a caliper anyways, so that is how I do it. You really don't need the depth gague, but I admit that it is nice to have. I don't know many people that run out of the box diameter!

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3 minutes?? Wouldn't 3 seconds be a lot nicer?
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