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#1 tonka500

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 09:34 AM

Hello,

Anyone got or used a Tyre Razor tyre truer and what do you think of it?

Like the way you can do wheels on the axle and also plastic rims which seems to be a limitation of the other style truers like Scale auto.

Thanks heaps!
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Posted 08 June 2016 - 10:41 AM

The Scale-Auto style truers will give better results, and are definitely faster, but I love my Razor...
I rarely upgrade to alloy wheels, so it's perfect for me.

If you do order one, I would recommend getting an extra pulley for both the axle and motor to be able to run dual belts.
I've found that it stabilizes the axle a little better that way.
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Posted 08 June 2016 - 10:45 AM

Never thought of that Rusty - another sound bit of advice.

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 11:00 AM

Thanks heaps Rusty

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 03:51 PM

View Postmiveson, on 08 June 2016 - 10:45 AM, said:

Never thought of that Rusty - another sound bit of advice.

View Posttonka500, on 08 June 2016 - 11:00 AM, said:

Thanks heaps Rusty
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Posted 08 June 2016 - 04:23 PM

I don't have a Razor but I have a home made truer that works on the same principal so this may work on a Razor too. Get yourself an O-ring that is the same length as the belt but that is too big to fit in the groove of the crown wheel and then you can true tyres on axles using the crown as the pulley instead of trying to squeeze a pulley in there as well.

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 08:30 PM

Had the Razor for a few years now.

I did purchase it because it could true plastic wheels on the axles.

I have used it to true all tyre types, on either plastic or metal wheels.

Great piece of equipment, well built and I for one would recommend it to anyone wanting a tyre truer.

Quality at a reasonable price.

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 02:13 PM

had mine for a few years now all good highly recommend it

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 06:16 PM

Thanks for the replies everyone. Think I'll get one.

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 07:51 PM

Placed my order.

Let you know what I think of it.

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 09:37 PM

You won't be disappointed Andrew.

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 06:16 PM

What's the verdict? How much did you pay?

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 06:33 AM

I got one the other day from the maker Jon Sanders scrjon160@aol.com razer 3 spare sanding blocks spare belts $235USD shipped

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 06:59 PM

Any further updates on peoples Razor truer? I have realised that I do need on. As I have found you can not just attach new tyres and run on RTR cars, you need to round the tyres off.

Armchair Racer is retailing the Razor Tyre Truer close to $300 without a power supply. Researching power supplies I have looked at a youtube video for the Tekpower TP3010E Switching Power Supply. Looks like an ok PS.

I guessing if I am going to spend $130 AUD on a PS I should really make sure it can have multiple uses rather than just power the truer, again any suggestions?

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 07:43 PM

I use my bench power supply to run my truer. I have a spare one I use to run a tyre treatment / conditioning station. I use that spare one to run my motor RPM checker jig as well (not that it gets much use). One supply could easily be set up to do all three jobs.

My main advice would be to get a variable voltage power supply. That's the key.
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Posted 03 May 2019 - 06:11 AM

Most valuable bit of equipment on my bench is my tyre razor , had it 4 years or so used most weeks and never misses a beat , slotmadmac is right variable voltage power is the way to go

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 06:54 AM

Mr slotcar do a great power supply for $79
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Posted 03 May 2019 - 08:22 AM

The Tekpower PS is variable 30V 10A so thinking this should be variable enough?

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 09:44 AM

My young fella turned the dials too far on my power supply and pretty much stuffed it.

I now use an old phone charger power supply ($0) and this little item pictured (approx. $4 off ebay).

The power can be controlled from around 0 volts up to 17 volts and does the exact same job what my PS used to do.

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Sorry can't remember the exact name for the variable control but I had seen it here on Auslot, a link was put up by Phil K.

cheers

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 09:59 AM

The DC controllers are on EBay. Just search for Motor Speed control. Check the Amperage,they come with various Amperage, I think about $5 for 5 Amp up to about $14 for the 40 Amp.
I am even using one on my MIG for the wire feed control.

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