Newsposted Apr 1, 2009
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See original review at http://www.atvpt.com/mptrackcuttingtool.htm
Project Sled 09 Ski-Doo MXZ Renegade X 800R
Snowmobile Stud Installation Tool Part partno #08-0431
Features:* Reduces stud installation time by half when used in conjunction with the 08-0431 Stud Installation Tool.
* Consistently cuts precise, straight non-tapered hole in the track, free of ragged edges to reduce stud pullout.
* Produces consistent and proper interference fit between studs and track to reduce stud pullout.
* Eliminates risk of damage to the undercarriage or bogie wheels caused by conventional plug cutters inadvertently plunging through the track.
* No power tools needed for track or field installations.
* Long wearing Acme thread only requires a couple turns of the handle to cut a hole in the track.
* Handle tube conveniently stores up to 150 track plugs for easy disposal.
* A small hole in the handle tube allows an air nozzle to be used to remove stubborn track plugs.
* Replaceable heat treated 3/8 in. (9.5 mm) diameter steel cutter.
* Cutter stop can be turned over and replaced when worn out.
* Cutaway section on body surrounding Acme thread provides unobstructed view of stud locating marks or dimples placed on the track.
* Ergonomically designed T-Handle.
* Sturdy zinc plated steel construction will provide years of service.
* Joe Bolger Designs.
* Replacement parts: 08-0441 Plug Cutter 08-0442 Cutter Stop.
Make sure you have your sled in a stable position where you can work on the track safely.
Insert your track cutter tool in the track and position the tool over the mark as shown. Turn the handle clockwise to make the cut/hole. Back out the handle and remove the tool and you are ready to install your stud.
Studs are installed and you are ready to rick.
Click this link below to see the Motion Pro Snowmobile Tools in action.
Check out the 2009 Ski-Doo MXZ Renegade X 800R's Woody's Grand Master Studs Stud install.
Pros:Eliminates risk of damage to the undercarriage or bogie wheels, like you could get with a drill.
Easy, fast turning acme thread only requires a couple turns of the handle to cut the hole in the track.
Tube in the handle holds track plugs, eliminating plugs lying around on your track.
Cutter can be replaced when dull.
There are 2 ways to get your hole in the track for your studs, drill it or use the Motion Pro Track Cutter Tool. I have tried both products and found the Motion Pro tool to work excellent.
It takes little effort to cut a hole in your track, especially my single ply track. I have not had a chance to try this tool on a dual ply track yet.
The key feature I like is the fact that you cannot damage any part of your suspension with this tool. The drill bit works very nice, but if you are not careful you could drill a hole in a bogie or your shock. With the Motion Pro Track Cutter you have no fear of doing anything to your track but making holes for your studs.
I can't say that this tool is any faster then using a drill bit, but it is simple to use, makes a nice clean hole, and hard to mess up.
One of the cool features is after you cut your stud hole, the plug gets stored in the handle automatically. When the handle is full, just take the rubber plug off and dump your plugs in the trash. This is a great way of keeping your work area clean. With the drill bit, after you cut a hole the plug falls on the floor making a mess. Picking up those little plugs off of the shop floor is a pain to do.
The bottom line is I found by using the Motion Pro Track Cutter to make my holes for my stud installation, the job went smoothly and effortlessly. I would highly recommend talking a look at the Motion Pro Snowmobile Tools if you plan on studding your tracks. Just beware, because if your friends find out you have these tools, you might find yourself busier then you want to be.
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