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Old 09-30-2004, 05:09 PM
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I run an RC club in the North Of California. Someone donated to us 200 pairs of standup brushes. I understand that there is a tool(s) out there that will convert standups to laydowns. What is the name of the tool, who makes them, and where can I get them?

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Fussybrush could do it, as could any brush serrator like the Integy, Promatch, or the Trinity unit....

The fussybrush works pretty good on its own, but the others benefit from using liquid wrench as a cutting fluid.

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I am a little bit confused about fussybrush. I have gone to their site before, but I can't figure out how their product works. I have seen anything that look like the brush shapers of Integy or Trinity. I am not a newbie, I cut my own motors, but the fussy brush leaves me confused to how it works.

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They have a step by step how it works thing on their site.

Their devices work inside a motor, taking place of the armature....

The others are standalone devices....

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Hmmm, interesting. What spins this piece that in placed inside the motor?

I see how I could get that to work if I still have my old stock lathe.

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Hand or an adjustable speed dremel(it needs to be the fully variable type)....

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Old 10-01-2004, 03:58 PM
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The integy and T units are rather expencive. The pro-match unit is cheaper $20-$30 I think and you just mount it on any old motor. The fuzzybrush would work fine but if your brush hoods arn't aligned correctly you'll get an offset curvature on the brush, which would require longer then normal break-ins to get them fully seated.
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The promatch unit is like $20....if you can find one still, I think they are no longer making them.

The integy unit is $39.99.....the trinity unit is also a brush cutter and its about $90

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I never got a good cut with the promatch...It always seemed too rough, which would cause debris on the comm. I never used any cutting fluid though, didn't know what to use.

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Liquid Wrench works the best.....kinda messy, but works.

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Instead of spending the money to find a brush shaper, why not use that money on the brushes you actually need.
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