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Old 12-01-2004, 07:58 PM   #1
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I am looking for the best brush cutter/ reshaper. I want something that gives a near new groove to brushes that have the grooves wore off. If you have tried different ones and found the perfect one, or you tried them all and they all suck and dont give good performance, I want to know.
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I have the Integy brush serrator and I happen to love it. The old Pro-Match serrators are great too...if you can find them.
I have yet to see a serrator that will give as many serrations as a factory brush though (they may eist but I am not aware of them).
Remember that the factory brushes are formed in a mold and not cut. So you will probably never get a factory serration for a machine after the fact.
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No aftermarket serrator will ever put better or even equal serrations on a brush than you could get from the factory....

And I own pretty much every unit made....


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Chuck, I have the Integy serrator. Its the best I tried so far. If you come up on Saturday ya can try it out. I think Jim has the Promatch one as well. Ya can try em both. The reason reserrating doesnt work as well as the original ones is the surface it leaves. The original serrations are smooth from being molded and the cut ones have a rough finish to them. The electricity flows on the outside of the brush and it simply flows better on the smooth surface than the rough machined one.
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Here are the best bits I have seen for a serrator: http://precisionrc.com/cgi-bin/cart.pl?BR=KSE1&DT=29
It allows you to get the brush smoother than if you simply cut it with the bit.
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Hey Guys,

I was just curious how hard it is and how long it takes to re-serrate the brushes using the tools you have? I have a race tech serrator and it is very difficult to get the brushes re-serrated with it. It is similar to the presion rc unit that micros_rock just linked to. The serator bit attaches to a motor shaft and there is a guide for the brush to keep it straight as you press it up against the bit with the motor spinning(i use a 4 cell pack). I end up killing my fingers doing this, the brush gets to hot to the touch, it takes about 2 minutes per brush and sometimes barely does anything. Please let me know if it sounds like the race tech one im using is junk or if it is suppose to be that difficult.

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P.S. The fussy brush serrator and brush shaper looks interesting.
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blakesrc- I use a similar serrator as yours, and it only takes me a few seconds to re-serrate my brushes. I simply use my 6-cell packs after they have been run, so they aren't at a full charge, but they have juice left to power the serrator.
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If you want to speed up cutting, use a cutting fluid. Liquid wrench works good.

The fussy brush stuff works good.....so good, I will be carrying it through my company.


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Hey Speedy and Jim. Nick and I are planning on coming up to Road Rage this Saturday. If you guys could bring your brush cutters along I would like to see them work. If I like them I will by one too. Does Jason stock them? I have the Race Tech one and am not impressed.
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I just checked out the Kose. It looks good too.
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If you want to speed up cutting, use a cutting fluid. Liquid wrench works good.

The fussy brush stuff works good.....so good, I will be carrying it through my company.


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This is exactly what I was going to recommend. I have the integy serrator and I got much better results when I started using a cutting oil and increased the speed of the cutting bit. The serrations were more well defined and the edges were sharper and consistant. I experimented with changing the direction of the cutting motor, but it didnt seem to make a difference.
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I was thinking about getting a serration tool as well.. but was wondering if the shorter brushes affect performance? I am sure it can save a few bucks at the cost of some performance but by how much is what I want to know.
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What are the prices of some of these brush serrators?
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$25 for the promatch unit if they have any left....

$40 for the Integy unit, or $60 for their new serrator/cutter combo unit....

$85 for the brush factory from trinity, which is also a combo unit....( I have these IN stock)...

The fussybrush prices can be found at www.fussybrush.com

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What all can the Integy brush cutter-slotter do?
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