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Talfuchre 10-22-2006 09:42 AM

Worr Games 3 way questions.

If you check this page it has two very nice three way's. I had an orracle 3 way before and thought they were excellent - but there is the CT-3 which is cheaper and shorter. I don't need the hand adjustment - but the blurb at the bottom of the Orracle 3-way reads:

"The Orr-acle 3-Way is adjustable by hand or you can use your 3/16 Allen wrench. This is a CT 3-way with a spooler valve preinstalled."

What is a "spooler valve"? Does that just mean you can adjust by hand? Or is there something different from the CT-3?


ceverhart 10-22-2006 01:52 PM

Yes, They Are The Same Other Than The Hand Adj.

Talfuchre 10-22-2006 08:12 PM

That is odd. What does the Spooler Valve mean then?


kidneythief 10-22-2006 09:04 PM

Looks like hes just talking about that hand adjuster cap on the front??


Rayodder 10-23-2006 01:01 PM

The adjuster is just a threaded "nut" to change the length of the valve stem, It used to done adjusting it via the timing rod coupler, I guess they are coining it as a "spooler valve".

All these years of owning my STO, I never had to change it once.

Wycke 10-23-2006 01:17 PM

Not to hijack the thread here, but does anyone know where I might be able to find a replacement shaft for a CT 3-way? I've got a nickel-plated one in mint condition, just missing the shaft. I'd love to use the thing, but it's kinda hard to do that without the shaft....


Deus Machina 10-23-2006 01:30 PM

Ray--adjusting the shaft in the 3-way will change it's throw a bit. Shorten the shaft, a bit tighter working. Lengthen it, longer pull but less chance of shortstroking, if it's still a full pull.

Wycke--I'm not sure, but I think a lot of 3-way shafts were more or less like the stock one. Check to see if one in a rebuild kit works?

Al Ray 10-23-2006 01:35 PM

They are 4 ways, not 3 ways.

Wycke 10-23-2006 01:58 PM


Originally Posted by Deus Machina (Post 46801)
Wycke--I'm not sure, but I think a lot of 3-way shafts were more or less like the stock one. Check to see if one in a rebuild kit works?

Actually, the barbs on the CT (and I guess the Orracle) switches are about 1/8" farther back than on the stock switch. I tried the shaft from an STO switch and couldn't getthe pneumatics to cycle at all. Then again...maybe I could just snip off 1/8" from the end that connects to the timing rod. That might just work.


Originally Posted by Al Ray (Post 46804)
They are 4 ways, not 3 ways.

This was debated ad naseum over at the Tinkers Guild years ago. It really depends what you consider to be a "way". If you see the component as a swtich (which, in reality is what it is - it redirects or switches the flow of a gas from one path to another), then it's technically a 2-way. The gas flows from the LPR to the switch and the switch directs it to either the front or the back of the ram. 2 possible paths of gas flow, hence 2-way switch.

Al Ray 10-23-2006 02:24 PM

Yes but it can never be considered a 3 way, in fact if you look at any supplier of pnumatic parts outside of paintball it will always be called a 4 way if the exahse ports ar not threaded (if they are it can get interesting. If you order a 3 way, you will get a valve that has an input an output and an exhaust for the output, or a valve that has an input and two outputs with no exhaust ports. You'll never see what is referded to as a 3 way by WGP sold as one from any respectable supplier of pnumatic parts

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