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Old 02-10-2012, 05:32 AM   #1
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Default cheap and cheerful tire truer for 8th foams

Anyone know of any good cheap tire truers?
Or a way to true without a truer?
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:02 AM   #2
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http://www.ofnawarehouse.com/product...oducts_id=3937
about as cheap as can be found..and get a a carbide bit...
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"Cheap and cheerful", sounds like my last girlfriend.
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The cheapest is homemade.....

Get an RC airplane starter motor, you can find used ones for just 25 dollar.
Most of them have a 6mm shaft on which you can make an old Serpent Sprint wheel axle or make one on a lathe.

In the very past I did make one and I still use it today



Maybe not the most fancy one but it works without any problem. It is even full automatic made from an old printer and some electronics.
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http://www.ofnawarehouse.com/product...oducts_id=3937
about as cheap as can be found..and get a a carbide bit...
http://www.nitrohouse.com/p9998/AUTO...duct_info.html
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I bought one of these used in 1999 when I was racing in Atlanta.
Paid $ 100 for it and it never missed a beat in those 13 years.

At the Winternats I bought a titanium nitride coated carbide cutter from someone which ist still as sharp as the day I bought it.

Best tire truer on the market IMHO.
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Here is one even cheaper:

http://www.ofnawarehouse.com/product...roducts_id=935

Like Taylorm said: Get the cabide cutting bit also.
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:52 AM   #8
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Ofna full auto is great for the money. Just make sure you have a Hudy carbide bit.
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