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Old 02-08-2009, 07:34 PM   #1
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im talking about this thing right here. instead of screwdrivers and stuff on this one, my hardware store has one that is hex wrenches on them. no screwdrivers or anything else, just hexes.

has anyone used the one that i was talking about before instead of buying hex wrenches one by one or one whole expensive set?
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:57 PM   #2
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I've tried them. A good high quality hex driver is far easier to use. They fit better and keep you from stripping out bolts.

The investment in a good set of hex drivers is well worth the money.
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Possible problems:

1) Short shaft. That would be okay on the underside of the chassis, but wouldn't work on areas less accessible. It wouldn't reach my droop screws or engine mount, for example.

2) Pivot joint. I want a solid piece instead of something that will become unbalanced while I'm furiously turning a screw.

Those two things alone would translate into fatigue to some extent... for me anyway.
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Need to get me a good set, but I would rather try and get philips head screws for everything, I have never stripped one yet, buthave had many hex heads strip.
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Need to get me a good set, but I would rather try and get philips head screws for everything, I have never stripped one yet, buthave had many hex heads strip.


you strip hex's from poor stock kit tools....a good set of driver's will pay for them selve's after the first rebuild/tear down.
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Need to get me a good set, but I would rather try and get philips head screws for everything, I have never stripped one yet, buthave had many hex heads strip.

In my experience philips head screws strip much easier than hex head bolts.
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im talking about this thing right here. instead of screwdrivers and stuff on this one, my hardware store has one that is hex wrenches on them. no screwdrivers or anything else, just hexes.

has anyone used the one that i was talking about before instead of buying hex wrenches one by one or one whole expensive set?
I wouldnt, ive used the husky wrench set, good set, but just not for RC cars at all there to bulky and not long enough. I just buy the cheap dynamite ones that are like 4 bucks each
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