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#1 Phil Worthy

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 12:38 PM

What are your experiences with this truer? Is it suitable for 1/24 sponge tires? (There is a 1/24 kit for it.) Would you recommend it? How does it compare with the Hudy?






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Posted 21 February 2016 - 01:08 PM

How about a link to it?

 

I personally have never heard of it.


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Posted 21 February 2016 - 01:09 PM

I think a lot of folks here may not know about this truer, as it is being marketed direct as best I can tell by an enthusiast in MO.

 

Click HERE for a very comprehensive review and lot of pics over at Home Racing World.


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#4 Phil Worthy

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 01:51 PM

Thanks, Greg,

I have read that link. It is included in the article about the Tire Razor in the third issue of Slot Cars Magazine. I was looking for responses from people who have used it, particularly from those whom have also used the popular
Hudy.

Also, I would like insight from anyone who thinks why the Tire Razor might not be as good as other truers for tires of 1/24 cars driven on commercial tracks.

The Tire Razor seems neat because two tires are done at once. I know the Backtrack does that, too.

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 02:15 PM

Hanging around RTR and 1/32 scale forums I have figured out that it seems the Tire razor is aimed at the RTR market where the wheels/tires are trued without removing them from the axle.

 

Stick with the Hudy....I did.


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Posted 21 February 2016 - 05:36 PM

The Hudy is the way to go!


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Posted 21 February 2016 - 07:42 PM

Munter is right on this one.  Professor Motor also sells one.  PLUSES:  the tire sanding block can be easily changed for different grits.  It only works with the axle/bushing/wheels mounted in the unit.  You COULD do two set screw tires at the same time with your own axle and bushings (any axle diameter).  Plastic rims can be trued without taking them off their own axles.


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Posted 04 October 2018 - 10:27 PM

If you want to do TWO foam tires at the same time the new "Backtrack Tire truer" will do that.  Made in the USA/Chicago.


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