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Old 03-28-2007, 09:59 PM
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Hello I wanted to purchase a good set of metric hex drivers and I wanted to know what brand name you guys are using. Nothing pisses me off more then a striped screw therefore quality is a must!! Preferably hardned steel tips. ANY SUGGESTIONS???????
Old 03-28-2007, 10:03 PM
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I use the Integy and also the dynamite. Integy seems to help stop stripping but it is more than likely the screw itself not your hex driver.
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Old 03-28-2007, 10:04 PM
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Snap-on is quality. And if they break, just return it to a dealer for a new one , no charge. They are more expensive but you get what you pay for in tools, trust me on that one. I also use Kobalt tools.
Old 03-28-2007, 10:35 PM
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This what I am using and they hold up REAL well and I all so can use it in my Skil screw gun.
http://www.carolinasrc.com/Webstore/...idproduct=2704

I use this screw gun.
http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...seBVCookie=Yes
Old 03-28-2007, 10:37 PM
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team losi ...makes good tools........and if you want the very best hudy
Old 03-28-2007, 10:39 PM
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I got a few sets of TTR tools. $25 (or so) for a set of 4 sizes. Replacable tips too.
Old 03-28-2007, 11:12 PM
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I use the team associated factory team wrenches.
Old 03-28-2007, 11:17 PM
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i picked up this from sears, its great cuz if u get the impact gun its only 17.99 for that tool, usually 39.99

http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...+%26+Screwguns
Old 03-28-2007, 11:19 PM
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tools like those electric drivers (if they don't have an adjustable clutch) freaking scare me man, ill stick with the screwdrivers[X(]
Old 03-28-2007, 11:27 PM
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tools like those electric drivers (if they don't have an adjustable clutch) freaking scare me man, ill stick with the screwdrivers[X(]

lol ya, but it does have an adjustable clutch 1-22 setting
Old 03-28-2007, 11:29 PM
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allright, you are forgiven. Its jut that I can see noobs try to tighten phillips head screws and stripping them out with a ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ-IP!
Old 03-29-2007, 03:21 AM
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Default RE: Hex Drivers???

I use the AE ones, they have metric and imperial (between all 7, they basically cover close enough, all the main sizes of metric and imperial). I find the colour coding of the handles very handy too...I now know which screws on my car need which colour hex driver, it makes pit maintenance VERY fast.
Old 03-29-2007, 03:33 AM
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for me i have a set of Thorp-MIP drivers....
and my wife also into the r/c realm....has her own she uses the HUDY-Profi sets...
same tips as the HUDY pro sets but different handles.....there Plastic instead of Alloy.
the Thorp's are a little more thou..bout 12.00 to 14.00 per wrench....
the HUDY Profi's are around 6.50to 7.50 per wrench.....both are able for replacing the tips..
here's one link hope this can help.......

http://www.bmainhobbies.com/index.php?cPath=106_107
Old 03-29-2007, 09:50 AM
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allright, you are forgiven. Its jut that I can see noobs try to tighten phillips head screws and stripping them out with a ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ-IP!
Like anything you have to know how to use it and my buggy only has one or two phillips. If there is a problem while at the track between heats it can make the difference between making the next heat or main or DNS (Did Not Start)! You run series does not all ways matter if you win just that you place well to get the points.
Old 03-29-2007, 07:46 PM
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I use Snap-On drivers... 2, 2.5 and 3mm anyways. Works great and I get new tips from the tool guy if/when I need them(Snap-On tools gauranteed for life)

Old 03-29-2007, 09:31 PM
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ya but do they fit in the screws good
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ORIGINAL: 1/8racer

ya but do they fit in the screws good

If anything... Snap-On will fit better than most tools. It's quality products.
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Wow thanks for everybody's input. Being an automotive tech I have a large selection of tools from Snap On to Mac to mastercrap.LOL I have the snap on T Handle hex drivers which work great I have only stripped my 1.5mm which my Snap on supplier replaced no questions asked. I will have to ask him if he can get the hex drivers with the normal handle.(like a screwdriver) But I dont think the Snap On tips are hardened steel??? I also use this power screwdriver from Snap on which is awsome to work on my Savage and RS4's !!!

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....da&dir=catalog
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I have been a motorcycle mechinec and machinist for 35 plus years so I would say I know a little about tools. So if you get this you can use it with the handle or with the screw gun and they hold up very well! Most at the tracks I go to have them.
http://www.carolinasrc.com/Webstore/...idproduct=2704
Old 03-30-2007, 05:01 PM
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I greatly appreciate your opinion and experience to back it up but i was kinda looking for something of a "one piece" design that ratcheting handle looks a little bulky though its priced very well and is probably great for speed I still want something like that hudy design when it comes to dollars and cents that ofna set up is probably the best for the money!!
Old 03-30-2007, 06:59 PM
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I use Team Losi Hex drivers. the tips are titanium nitride coated for durability.
Old 03-30-2007, 08:28 PM
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Ive had a set of the MIP thorps for about 2 years now and they have been great..Towerhobbies has them.

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