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Old 12-30-2009, 04:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what tire groover is best?

i know that this is a loaded question and that there are multiple answers. i am wanting to get a good tire groover. i have looked at the van alston g-1000 and like it but what other good ones are out there?
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van alston g-1000
That is the best one I have seen. Mine is about 8 years old and still like new after grooving 100s of tires. Make sure the tires are clean or the dirt will wear out the teflon and brass head.
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Rema Tip Top 400.

It has 8 heat settings, very adjustable and easy to use.
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Rema Tip Top 400.

It has 8 heat settings, very adjustable and easy to use.
X2 These work great! I grooved my 39.5 TSL's in under an hour.
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this one.love it,wouldnt have it any other way,cuts off as soon as you get out the tire and cuts back on when you make contact with the tire.4 tires,2 hours with about 5 smoke brakes and 2 blades.

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Instan...vers,2674.html

just read this is the same one you posted about.
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this one.love it,wouldnt have it any other way,cuts off as soon as you get out the tire and cuts back on when you make contact with the tire.4 tires,2 hours with about 5 smoke brakes and 2 blades.

Wow, 2 hours? How big are your tires?


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X2 These work great! I grooved my 39.5 TSL's in under an hour.

Exactly! The Rema 400 makes grooving extremely easy and you can do a set of four on a single blade; about the only time we change blades is to go to a different size cut. And if it takes longer than an hour, you've either got something huge or extremely complicated cut.
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Rema Tip Top 400.

It has 8 heat settings, very adjustable and easy to use.
x3. I have clients in the tire biz for 85 years, they have retread plants (Bandag) retail shops, and road service, all they use for grooving is the 400 and they do a lot of grooving.

EDIT: Just spoke to them, theirs' are Rillfit IV's. Same thing they think.
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x2 on the Rillfit. 44" Bogger in 30 to 45 mins, room temp. Yea - too easy to play with - crazy kids !
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Old 12-31-2009, 04:02 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I have that exact same groover and I would never think of using a different one!!!



Those Speedway goovers are just fine.......UNLESS you have ever used a real groover! If have ever used a real one, then you will be very disappointed in the spwwedway type, single-heat range irons!
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The onetime I could see using those $59 heatup groovers might be siping. I haven't tried it but you can't flip the blade over and groove with the rillfits - with heat anyway. I doubt I can make a 1/16th or 1/32nd groove with the rillfit - haven't tried yet - 1/8 is a piece of cake.
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This Is the groover I have. They dont make this version anymore but it works awsome. Most tires take 15min ea. with a three cut pattern. I cut some thornbirds with a five cut pattern and it took 1 1/2hrs for all four and they were 33's... I will never waste my time like that again.

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a friend of mine is going to let me try his van alston
i will see how i like it.
i have to check with 4wheelparts and make sure this will not void my warranty, i hate to loose a sponsor
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The onetime I could see using those $59 heatup groovers might be siping. I haven't tried it but you can't flip the blade over and groove with the rillfits - with heat anyway. I doubt I can make a 1/16th or 1/32nd groove with the rillfit - haven't tried yet - 1/8 is a piece of cake.



Siping is the only thing(in my opinion) that the "hot iron" style groovers are good for. I have made special blades for my Rillfits to do 1/16th cuts with heat. You have to turn the heat to its lowest setting to keep them from burning the balde up.

To make the 1/16th cut/slits with a Rillfits is that the 3/32" blades and "crimp" them shut. It makes a perfect "blade" for siping. On really soft tires, the 3/32" blades make a 1/8" cut due to the tire deflecting alittle.
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Just for reference, this sipers here are a shit-ton of work!! I do not recommend these if you are trying to sipe road tires(hard compound) more then about 1/16" deep. I have siped race tires with one of these at about 3/16"-1/4" deep and it was a mother! Very good workout!




These sipers here are the way to go!
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This Is the groover I have. They dont make this version anymore but it works awsome. Most tires take 15min ea. with a three cut pattern. I cut some thornbirds with a five cut pattern and it took 1 1/2hrs for all four and they were 33's... I will never waste my time like that again.

Are blades still available for these? Where do I find them?
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They have a new model out RillfitVI. Blades are the same.

http://www.mile-x.com/rillfit-vi-tire-regroover.aspx
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Are blades still available for these? Where do I find them?



I buy mine Here They are the cheapest and best that I have been able to find. I have bought cheaper ones off ebay but they did not hold an edge very well and dulled very quickly. Good blades make all the difference in the world too.



EDIT: It looks like Poly has them too. Not a bad price at all considering how may blades you get!


But remember, more blades for less money doesnt mean it's a better value!
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I've got this one. I can do a 44 tsl in 30 mins.
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From what I've heard...you'd be alot better off with a set of wood chisels and a torch than a freakin sawzall.
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I have a Van- Alstine now, and it does good work.




But I used to have the old Speedway Motors special... It did okay... Ha ha.

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