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Old 11-27-2005, 07:23 PM   #16
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Make sure you buy a lathe with a diamond bit. Carbide bits wear out over time, but a diamond is forever (sorry for the cliche )
Forever until you accidently hit the tabs on the armature. There are whole thread wars about $3 carbide bit's vs $90 diamond bits. For my money I will stick with the $3 carbide bits.
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What do you use to clean it and how? Sorry about the newb questions...I am new to electric.
motor spray comm cleaning pen... believe it or not but these motore get pritty dirty on an indoor track. Foam and carpet fibers get in everthing
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What do you use to clean it and how? Sorry about the newb questions...I am new to electric.
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Old 11-27-2005, 10:04 PM   #19
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Forever until you accidently hit the tabs on the armature. There are whole thread wars about $3 carbide bit's vs $90 diamond bits. For my money I will stick with the $3 carbide bits.
True. I guess buy the diamond if you have a steady hand. Carbide if you don't.
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question about a comm lathe and Power Supplys. can you run a lathe on ur Power Supply?
Yes....Go here and email Scott and ask for a 55T lathe motor...Then just hook it up to your power supplies...
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Old 11-28-2005, 03:46 AM   #21
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Forever until you accidently hit the tabs on the armature. There are whole thread wars about $3 carbide bit's vs $90 diamond bits. For my money I will stick with the $3 carbide bits.
Most all lathes, I know the Hudy and the cobra anyway, have a stop that you set to prevent this from happening.There is a bit of a technique to using a lathe and it takes some practice,the best thing to do is use the carbide bit when you first get the lathe and practice on your first few motors,then you can switch to the diamond,this is what all the manufactors recommend.If you do chip a diamond bit they can be repaired,so not all is lost.Actually a diamond bit that I had repaired once ended up cutting better than when it was new.
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Here is a good article on the basics of cutting a comm, http://www.hobbytalk.com/bbs1/showthread.php?t=127947
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Forever until you accidently hit the tabs on the armature. There are whole thread wars about $3 carbide bit's vs $90 diamond bits. For my money I will stick with the $3 carbide bits.

there is a place in OHIO that will re lap a diamond nit.. it cost about 20 bucks plus shipping.. it comes back lie new.. if it is beyond repair thy tell you up front.

also the cobra lathe is def the best bang for your buck..Just make sure everything is set right on the base.. i had two fo them where the blocks were tweaked and it cut terrible.. cost me a few bucks to have a machine shop re set it all.. the Hudy is what i have now.. With bearings.. I love it.. never had any probles over 3 years of use..

PS The cobra lathe requires the motor to be hooked up backwards.. IE pos is neg and neg is pos.. i seen three guys blow a diamond on the first cut from hooking it up the other way..
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