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Old 12-02-2008, 06:55 PM   #1
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Default Clutch shoe tool?

what is the difference between this...
http://manuals.hobbico.com/dtx/dtxr1110-manual.pdf



and this...


http://www.sportwerksrc.com/Products...ProdID=SWK9910

and what are any other options that do or don't work?

p.s. the first link is not working on here and is the owner's manual for this. You can click on the pdf link for the manual from here...
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXJKN2&P=7


While I'm in the mood to buy a couple of useful tools, what are any other specialized tools that have made wrenching 100x easier?

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Old 12-02-2008, 07:10 PM   #2
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I have the sportwerks, and I like it ok. I have heard that the Dynamite in that style is better.
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Gp with the duratrax. When the metal end starts to wear out you can replace it. When the sportwerks end wears out you will just throw it away. But both tools work great.
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:22 PM   #4
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+1 on the Duratrax you cant beat it for $6 I use it and never had a problem.
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i had the duratrax one and i did not like it.. imo the sportwerks unit is waaaay better
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:14 PM   #6
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I use the sportwerks one and it works great but i cant comment on the other tool. Other tools that make life much easier is a flywheel puller and a set of hex bits for a battery power screwdriver.
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I have to say, I bought the hooked spring remover tool to take off the header, and the pipe coupler springs and that made life lots easier for me, no more pliers and losing the spring, or putting holes in your fingers
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dont need clutch tools.they go on easy just use a small screwdriver to help the end of the spring into the slot on the nut and to remove a pair of needle nose pliers. when its time to replace shoes the springs should also be done so just open the shoe up about straight out, this bends the spring. after you open all three just turn upside down and the shoes all fall off.
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dont need clutch tools.they go on easy just use a small screwdriver to help the end of the spring into the slot on the nut and to remove a pair of needle nose pliers. when its time to replace shoes the springs should also be done so just open the shoe up about straight out, this bends the spring. after you open all three just turn upside down and the shoes all fall off.
Theirs a reason on why they make a clutch tool..some of us dont want to use the "screwdriver"....and the hooked spring remover tool..a must have..the hell with them damn pliers..I'm guessin you dont like the Snap On Tool Truck either..
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Sportworks for the win

I had the losi clutch tool, which is the duratrax tool. The plastic broke before the first metal part wore out.
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get the losi tool it comes with a spare end ...if nobody said that
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Theirs a reason on why they make a clutch tool..some of us dont want to use the "screwdriver"....and the hooked spring remover tool..a must have..the hell with them damn pliers..I'm guessin you dont like the Snap On Tool Truck either..
ya great point!
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+1 on the duratrax. Six bucks and makes clutch shoe removal/replacement MUCH easier. Hard to beat that.
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The duratrax and losi one will last a long time under normal circumstances. Personally I don't use a clutch tool but I did find it for $1 cheaper for ya

http://www.carolinasrc.com/Webstore/...idproduct=3685
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For me the pick/hook, small screwdriver, allen wrench or whatever always keeps both hands pretty busy for me. Some days it goes right on, some days I wish I had a special tool. Looks like they make tools and both are pretty decent then. And some of you don't need them Thanks for the advice!
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