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Old 08-31-2008, 06:45 PM   #1
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Default Tool question which power driver for hexes

which hand held drill are you guys running?

Im sick of spending half my life wrenching on my hand held hexes.

Im getting a set of MIP hexes for a power tool - but I dont know which one to get.

Ive heard you want a low speed one so you dont over heat the plastic
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Old 08-31-2008, 06:59 PM   #2
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I've been using this one for a little over a yr and have charged it only 3 times in spite of heavy use. I took my Emaxx almost completely apart to upgrade bulks, axles, centers and trans and put it back together. I switched to hexheads at the same time and couldn't be happier with the power driver. Wally World it was less than $40. Does not overheat plastic -

http://www.blackanddecker.com/Produc...Path=1496.1511

Here is the high end - has adjustable clutch and 2 batts - about twice the B&D -

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...3DL&lpage=none

I've been happy with teh B&D, my only complaint is my hex drivers, the hardened Ofnas I have came crooked!
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This is what I use:

http://www.skiltools.com/en/AllTools...ml?pid=2336-02
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http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...3DL&lpage=none

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Hahaha, the lipo batt in mine died so I ducktaped a 4 cell 3800 to the top of it and man it is one of the top things I've invested in for rc.
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ryobi makes one for about $40 and it has a clutch... and is lith battery.... I have the old version of it....

my bad..... looks like $29.... hope the link works....


http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...10000003+90401
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:27 PM   #8
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I just bought this one yesterday and it is sweet, has the clutch and dual speed. Only $40
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...+%26+Screwguns
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I'm looking at these two, which one is better? I like the price, 40$ isn't bad but I wouldn't want to go beyond that because i'm on a budget,





Having a clutch on these means that you can torque the screws right?? Looks like the skill one doesn't have one, but thats ok because I can always hand tighted the screws.
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I'm looking at these two, which one is better? I like the price, 40$ isn't bad but I wouldn't want to go beyond that because i'm on a budget,





Having a clutch on these means that you can torque the screws right?? Looks like the skill one doesn't have one, but thats ok because I can always hand tighted the screws.
i have been using the skil one fpr about a yr and love it. it come with a small poutch and bits. as far as bits i' using just regular bits made by bosch and the have the ofna long bits for when i need something longer.
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I use the skil one you posted, great tool and the battery keeps the charge.


I never tighten all the way, that way I can hand tighten the same every time. I found the clutch ones settings to0 always be above or below what I would need.

I really mostly use it for taking screws out, quick repairs at track.
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which hand held drill are you guys running?

Im sick of spending half my life wrenching on my hand held hexes.

Im getting a set of MIP hexes for a power tool - but I dont know which one to get.

Ive heard you want a low speed one so you dont over heat the plastic
use the tool choice of all the pros hitachi db3dl

about 75$ at lowes

best on the market , buy the integy bits and you will be dialed . the integy ones lock in the driver
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I've been using this thing for about 6 months now. Tons of features, very durable and locking mechanism prevents gears from stripping. Good warranty too. Check out the price!

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...ss+screwdriver
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I use this one, it works great and for had a great price also! Only downside was that the bits it came with were standard and not metric like I needed. Oh well....

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...+%26+Screwguns
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I got the B&D one that Duster360 posted a link to and love it, got the Ofna bits for it, last all day, under $40
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