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grooving tires w/ chainsaw??? *UPDATED PICS*

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Bhintz, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. Bhintz

    Bhintz 1/2 ton status

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    anybody do this??? I saw someone on pirate4x4 doing it and it got me thinking, I tried it on 3 lugs and went smooth and fast but is there anycons compared to a tire groover besides the whole safty issue :confused:
     
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    If I'm thinking of the same post on Pirate, they guy was grooving some big and heavy industrial/ag type tires. On a regular light truck tire I would think you would need to be very careful with a chainsaw simply because one slip and you would cut clear through the tire.

    I used one of the $60 Ideal tire groovers on my Swampers. I grooved and siped the center tread on all 4 tires in probably an 1-1.5 hours.
     
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    Where did you get your grover? Im looking for one.

    bhintz: If you do groove with a chain saw like the guy on pirate did. Don't were shorts and stand on a lawn chair. :screwy:
     
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    I think it came from Afco Racing Products. Our club bought it and got a bunch of extra blades and a couple different size heads......it was a little under $100 shipped with the extra stuff.

    I would also have to think that the groover makes a much cleaner cut with a sharper edge. Wouldn't a chainsaw leave a rather chewed up edge that would wear down faster????? Never seen a saw grooved tire in person though.
     
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    Ebay Groover #1

    Ebay Groover #2
     
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    no there actually very clean cuts Im going to try it and Ill post up tonight
     
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    yep thats the post I got it from and hell no Im not going to be standing on a chair might be cheap but not a complete dumbass :D
     
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    Sounds like a bad idea...

    I can see it might work--but its a bit dangerous!..I can picture the chain hitting the steel belts,and faster than you can say "kickback",your in the ER getting your hand sewn back on.. :yikes: :screwy: :frown1: ...might work good on a front end loader tire,but I dont know about car or truck tires...I'd use the right tool!--or buy tires with tread!.. :crazy:
     
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    there almost brand new Im not even coming close to steel belts Im bring it down to the wear indicators
     
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    only got one pic and batteries crapped out but me and Hudson say looks good :woot: :woot: :saweet:
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    there all about 3/8 inch deep
     
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    Did you use the chainsaw for the fender trim too?? :whistle:


    Rene
     
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    You beat me to it :grind:
     
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    Wow the tires look pretty good for a chainsaw, maybe a close up pic?? :)
     
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    i think more suprising is someone still uses the stock jack :]
     
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    and no jackstand. RUN PUPPY!!! :eek:
     
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    man... you guys don't miss anything.... :o
     
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    Oh yeah… nice pooch!
     
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    It's always fun to post a pic and see what the safety gurus have to say. I used to ignore some of it, but if you ever have a Suburban come down off of a jack unexpectedly, you start to listen and make note. This place has made me much, much safer.

    I also noticed that the arm is still in the jack and is on the floor behind the truck. Ask me how I know that this is a bad idea...
     
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    nah angle grinder but very soon about to be changed I hate that look that I have now
     

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