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Old 07-13-2005, 08:28 AM
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What is the best tool for trying diffrent brush cuts and where can I find it? Thanks.
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What is the best tool for trying diffrent brush cuts and where can I find it? Thanks.
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Thanks Mr Shookie. But I dont want a machine to do the work. I want to be able to do it by hand. Maybe like a really small hacksaw blade. I was trying to use a razor blade but it cut to thin.

If there is anybody out there that doesnt use a brush serrator and uses something else. Please let me know. Thanks.
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I used a Dremel (once). I don't really know how well it worked, but I wouldn't use it again, I don't think. The cutting disk is more like sandpaper, so the cut is really rough. If anything I think it will scratch up the comm more. It was a good experience, though. If you have really old brushes, I would try it.
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Go to a hobby shop that sells model railroad stuff, tell them your wanting a track cutter, its a small thin hacksaw for cutting railroad track cuts brushes real nice and thin slots and they are only 6 bucks or so you wont be sorry...
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I was at a hobbyshop this weekend that sells small and different thickness saw blades for the Dremel. These are not made of sandpaper type setup but are like thin circular saw blades with nice fine teeth. They look perfect for what you are describing. I was looking into buying one as a matter of fact. Now that you brought up this post I think I will pick one up Sat at the shop. It will work on my Dremel or on a few of those Brush cutter tools like the one Trinity and Integy make.
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The one I have is made by atlas, but dremel does make one its about 6 inchs long without a handle checkem out...
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Go to Google and put in atlas track cutter go to cc hobbies see pic 150-400 and the price of $2.20 is a steal...
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You can also go to Micro mark.com and they sale a ton of tools, cutters and such just for hobbyist.
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Thanks guys. I will look into those tools. What would be a good brush cut with XXX Brushes in a Chameleon 2 for my touring car? A horizontil cut,an x cut,one straight cut any suggestions? I need a starting point.
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You'll have to just pick one and go for it that is what motor tuning is all about trying things and finding out what works and what doesn't.Generally,slot cutting is for creating a little more rpm's but it's a very fine tune thing so don't look for huge gains here.
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Originally Posted by HRCRACER123
Thanks guys. I will look into those tools. What would be a good brush cut with XXX Brushes in a Chameleon 2 for my touring car? A horizontil cut,an x cut,one straight cut any suggestions? I need a starting point.
A Hole will do nicely

try the trinity brush factory, real nice toy got the xipp thingy it makes a slot that`s no bigger then a fag paper
trinity one doeas a far better job
but they are not as cheap as the rail road track thing cutter
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Just what is a fag paper??
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if you want to drill holes in the brushes, go to www.rc4less.com
look for the putman excessive force pro brush jig.
its a little pricey for drilling a hole, but it works good.

http://rc4less.safeshopper.com/43/306.htm?105

also the trinity brush factory 2, and the integy xipp brush serrator both work good.

there is also a tool to measure the spring tension while on the brush hood. i thought trinity was selling these. i went to there "NEW" site and i cant find their tool section ??
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Originally Posted by Jimbo Morris
Just what is a fag paper??
I believe in the UK they call cigarettes "fags"

Mr Jolly: FYI In the US we use the that word in the same way people use the term "dinnermasher" over there
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