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Old 11-10-2005, 12:47 PM   #1
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Need an alignment tool & I found 2
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1st one is made by parma & 2nd one by Trinity.
Please let me know your exprince with these tools, or if you know another brand please let me know.

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cant go wrong with brood



http://www.teambrood.com/catalog/pro...roducts_id=407



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i've got the trinity one, straight forward, does its job as far as i know.
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Need an alignment tool & I found 2
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1st one is made by parma & 2nd one by Trinity.
Please let me know your exprince with these tools, or if you know another brand please let me know.
Get the Team Brood alignment tool. It is basically the same price. Support those that support this Forum!!
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In order to properly align the brushes, the first tool (H-shaped one) is almost useless. You have to manually align the brush hoods by taking into account that the brush will get pulled to one side as the comm spins. To do this, you need a brush with a flat face and run it for a little bit, then see where the wear marks are. Then you need to adjust the brush hood until it wears in the center. Then your brushes will be properly aligned.
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I'm on the cheep side and even spending what is it $5 for an alignment tool can't anything that is long and wide enough to side through both hoods can't they be considered an alignment tool?
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In order to properly align the brushes, the first tool (H-shaped one) is almost useless. You have to manually align the brush hoods by taking into account that the brush will get pulled to one side as the comm spins. To do this, you need a brush with a flat face and run it for a little bit, then see where the wear marks are. Then you need to adjust the brush hood until it wears in the center. Then your brushes will be properly aligned.
Ok I get what you are saying, then I do not need those too, do I?
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I'm on the cheep side and even spending what is it $5 for an alignment tool can't anything that is long and wide enough to side through both hoods can't they be considered an alignment tool?
stock motors i just use a fiddle-stick... had a piece of metal that was the same size as the brushes... about 5 inches.. slide it in.. tada.. :P

seems to work for me. :P
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Chopsticks are the cheapest, lol.
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Chopsticks are the cheapest, lol.
korean metal chopsticks are good, :P LOL

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korean metal chopsticks are good, :P LOL

It must add some great flavor to the food.

I've used the Trinity tool and it's nothing special. If you can get your hands on the Big Jim Alignment Bar, go for it.
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XrayFK is right you have to align each side not both together as the trinity bar would have you do. Use a 766 reedy brush to see which way you need to move the hood. The wear mark will show really well. You will also have to grind a small socket down to reach the spring post to loosen it.
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Donít mean to sound to ignorant but what is the point of this tool. I understand it is to align the brushes, but I have always just slide them in the slot and put the spring on them? Thanks for any explanation.


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Aligning the hoods will give more overall power and efficiency if done properly.
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Donít mean to sound to ignorant but what is the point of this tool. I understand it is to align the brushes, but I have always just slide them in the slot and put the spring on them? Thanks for any explanation.


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aligning the brush hoods is the most critical modification you can make to your electric motor. When your brushes don't wear even, your motor is not developing all the power it can. Not only that, you can wear out brushes quicker than normal so this mod can be seen to preserve brush life.

I personally use the integy tool, just like a fiddlestick, but that alone won't work, you need the rod that goes through the bearings/bushings to get everything truly lined up.
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