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Old 05-18-2009, 03:23 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

Does anyone use a clutch tool to fit/remove the shoes and springs onto the flywheel?
I'm looking at either of these:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/7156

or

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/4663

Which one do you guys recommend?

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I like the first style better.

I have this one. same basic thing.

http://carolinasrc.com/Webstore/Scri...idproduct=4276
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I like the first style better.

I have this one. same basic thing.

http://carolinasrc.com/Webstore/Scri...idproduct=4276
I have the Dynamite version of this, its one of the best tools i've ever bought.
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Old 05-18-2009, 03:43 PM   #4
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I use the losi one, it works well, haven't tried the other style so can't comment.
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i have that losi one also works great and its less than half the price of the other style
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The SH one http://z-carstore.com//catalog/produ...roducts_id=218
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i need to try one of these, i'm used to jamming my screwdriver into my hand.
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I use the losi one. It works pretty well...although the 'hook' for pulling the shoe off could be made of a metal of some kind instead of plastic. It would probably grip behind the shoe better and pull it off much easier.

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I had a Losi one I bought when I raced my LST2. The SH one is absurdly nice, like their body reamer
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I use the losi one. It works pretty well...although the 'hook' for pulling the shoe off could be made of a metal of some kind instead of plastic. It would probably grip behind the shoe better and pull it off much easier.
+1Ya i agree. After a while the pastic part that helps pull off the shoes wears out quiet a bit and makes pulling them out harder. Making it into metal would solve this problem and make the tool much better.
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+1Ya i agree. After a while the pastic part that helps pull off the shoes wears out quiet a bit and makes pulling them out harder. Making it into metal would solve this problem and make the tool much better.
A friend of mine works in a machine shop, I've been wanting to have him make one up for me....only problem is last time i needed very very simple spacers and it took him over a month I suppose work comes first!
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hey if he ever gets to making those maybe I can buy some off him
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Hey guys,

Does anyone use a clutch tool to fit/remove the shoes and springs onto the flywheel?
I'm looking at either of these:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/7156

or

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/4663

Which one do you guys recommend?

Thanks
Sorry felas, I have had them all, I still use a flathead thin screwdriver...works fine.
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Hey guys,

Does anyone use a clutch tool to fit/remove the shoes and springs onto the flywheel?
I'm looking at either of these:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/7156

or

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...oducts_id/4663

Which one do you guys recommend?

Thanks
The second style blows. Get the first one. I've used (well, tried to use) both... the first one works much better... and it is MUCH more durable.
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The second style blows. Get the first one. I've used (well, tried to use) both... the first one works much better... and it is MUCH more durable.
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I've had the losi twice now and broke both times.

here is a video from nitrohouse on how to use the first very easy.

http://www.nitrohouse.com/catalog/articles.php?tPath=5
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