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Old 10-08-2009, 07:50 PM   #31
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But it's like the whole Snap On vs. MAC vs. Matco vs. Craftsman debate.

Guys just like to zip down the proverbial tool box fly and whip out their "Snap On" and say "Look at my way over priced tools that do the same job as something less expensive."


To edit; This is also why these same guys have a bumper sticker on their tool box that says "Don't even ask to borrow my Snap On's" This is because they will have to wait until next paycheck to replace it if it doesn't come back.....[/QUOTE]


All i can say is you must not make a living with Tools i have been a ASE Mechanic for the last 13 years and work with Mac Snap On and Matco tools ever day and have used some cheap tools and the High dollar tools work better last longer and make the Job much Fast and the Faster i work the more money i make.
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:53 PM   #32
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:22 PM   #33
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If MIP had replaceable tips I'd never buy another tool (not that I ever had one fail); I loved my MIPs.
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:42 PM   #34
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Caster Racing has a full line of tools also.....
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Its a cost thing to me along with quality.
What does a whole set run usually?
From 3.0 hex to 1.5, flatheads, to phillips, flywheel wrench, 17mm wheel wench, glow ignitor, piston locking tool, etc....all adds up real fast.
I just bought a complete set from Redcat RC and they seem good so far. I know I dont need to find certain tools as this has 95% of what I need.

3.0-1.5 Hex Drivers
Two sizes of Phillips
One flathead
Piston Locking tools
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Flywheel Pullers
Plyers(tossed those since I already have a good set)
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Flywheel/17mm Wheel Hex Tool
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:27 AM   #36
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I like the Hudy Profi tools. Hudy quality and they are modestly priced.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...nch-20-x-120mm
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I am at the 5 year mark on my Losi tools. My lhs had them as I was looking to replace a few broken associated ones.

Have had zero problems with them. Great fit with a good feel. SOme say they are to short but I havent had a problem with anything but some engine mount screws with larger .28 heads in the way. I just use a standard allan to get proper tork.



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Old 10-09-2009, 08:13 AM   #38
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I am at the 5 year mark on my Losi tools. My lhs had them as I was looking to replace a few broken associated ones.

Have had zero problems with them. Great fit with a good feel. SOme say they are to short but I havent had a problem with anything but some engine mount screws with larger .28 heads in the way. I just use a standard allan to get proper tork.



http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...nch-Set-Metric
They have 2.5mm and 3/32" ball drivers now which may help you out (engine mount is 3/32" I believe). I picked up their tuning screw driver yesterday, that thing is longggggg. I was going to cut about an inch off of it so it fit in my tool bag but when I loosening the set screw the tip slid back into the body about 4" so I just adjusted it to fit the bag.
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I do love my Losi Tuning Screwdriver.....

Anyone have anymore info on that RedCat kit? Found em on eBay for short money....but if it's nice looking crap I have no interest in it.

They do *look* nice though....are they new? Has anyone actually owned them for awhile that can report on how they hold up?
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EDS are the best I've used.They are made of spring steel.The customer service is awsome. Ed will custom engrave your tools when you buy them....Good tools from a good man.
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Thanks for all the input guys! I actually had some motor and servo issues this weekend, and a fellow racer that had a set of EDS Tools came over to let me borrow them for my repairs. After using them....I was sold.

I ordered a set of EDS Tools last night! 11 Tools in all for $105 shipped.....Metric and SAE sets...with a few ball drivers and the exhaust spring puller.

I'll add on more as I need them. I really do appreciate all the input!
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I like the Hudy Profi tools. Hudy quality and they are modestly priced.
In my opinion these are the best


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I've used about all brands until I saw a post from Arnie fie that Mip is the best and bought my first one. You know what he was right they are by far the best most durable you can get. They don't have replacable tips because they don't wear out. I did break one prying on something but put it in another handle and still using it.
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Mip is the only way to go. I have a few hudy ones as well, they are nice but I have broken a couple of the smaller ones. I have a older mip 3/32 hex since 1998 and it still works awesome.
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I really liked my EDS tools. Super solid and tough.

I am going to try the bling bling Kyosho Kanai Toolset though.
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