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Old 04-28-2009, 06:02 PM   #1
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Default EDS vs Hudy tools....or is there something better???

I am looking at getting some new tools and have pretty much narrowed it down to either Hudy or EDS tools. It is hard to tell from pics online if there is a big difference between the two. I currently have losi and associated tools. i am open to other suggestions also but i really wanted to get some of your opinions on what tools are the best available, particularly if anyone has had the chance of trying either Hudy or EDS tools. any advice is appreciated.
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I use EDS tools and they are great! Ed is a great guy to boot. Just give him a call and he will answer all of your questions. Great stuff. BUT if oyu feel like paying double for the same tools then get Hudy. Don't get me wrong I love Hudy gear in general as I am an RC America fanboy. I will stick with Ed when it comes to tools.
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:23 PM   #3
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eds tools are garbage, there tips wear out quick and the ball ends break to easily
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:26 PM   #4
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Value for money and top quality , EDS are the go, I use them all day long in my R/C shop with very few issues , woops I forgot i still have a few of the Team Integy tools and they are probably even better..
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I found the losi drivers nice and very strong just not super precise, the integy drivers with the black tip are to brittle I havnt tried any of the others they offer though.

Who makes the best hex heads for electric screwdrivers?
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It's hard to beat MIP/Thorp for the tools. These are the strongest I have seen, no question. I have a set of the MIP's, then for me it's the AE tool set. I also have the J Concepts allen drivers. I like them but they aren't the strongest. Not bad except the really stubborn engine bolts.

One set I really have to give Props to is the new O'Donnell tools. We have tried to break them in the shop and ended up breaking other things. Not the cheapest tool out ther but one of the better ones out for sure.
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Oh, HaulinBass, MIP also makes them in a 1/4 drive to fit a drill or cordless screwdriver.
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has anyone tried the new proline tools? the look pretty slick and priced better than Hudy for sure.
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:45 PM   #9
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It's hard to beat MIP/Thorp for the tools. These are the strongest I have seen, no question. I have a set of the MIP's, then for me it's the AE tool set. I also have the J Concepts allen drivers. I like them but they aren't the strongest. Not bad except the really stubborn engine bolts.

One set I really have to give Props to is the new O'Donnell tools. We have tried to break them in the shop and ended up breaking other things. Not the cheapest tool out ther but one of the better ones out for sure.
yeah the new Odonnell tools look very nice but i havent found anywhere that i can actually buy a complete set....meaning both metric and SAE complete hex and nut drivers. do you know of a place to get this Odonnell set?
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Hudy all the way. I have blown through inferior drivers. Stay as far away from the Integy hex tools as possible. The Hudy tools have a much deeper hex and DO NOT BREAK. The steel Hudy uses is the best in the worlds. There is a premium for the tools. About $15 a driver.
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:58 PM   #11
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How many Hudy handles and or tips do you want me to send you? All broken of course. The Hudy ones, while good, still can't touch the MIP's, unless all you do is electric.
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proline is pure crap stay far away......
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+1 for crappy hudy tools Mip tools are great
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my shafts spun and upon retightening they stripped the handle hole on 3 out of 4 drivers
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i have used the 1/4 eds drivers and have rounded off a few ends.
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