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Old 12-28-2009, 11:14 AM   #16
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Pro-Line...Best ball ends I have ever used. All others break.

EDS driver tips. I use Lunsford TI screws and they fit perfect. Best RC tool purchase I ever made.
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:32 PM   #17
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I do like THUNDER TIGER ones, and VP PRO ones (you can go to vp-pro-usa.com and check) ...

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EDS and Hudy are the BEST and then if you don't wont to spend to much money the LOSI one are good to.
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:08 PM   #19
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Mip's hands down. They will be the last set of drivers you will buy.
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:15 PM   #20
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HUDY!!!

Buy 1 set of tools. Buying anything other then hudy, and you will be buying tools again in a year.
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:20 PM   #21
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Agree with the "real" tools vs. "hobby" tools comments.
Just go to Sears and get a lifetime warranty. Then when you strip something take it back and they'll pull another one off the shelf for you for free. Great thing about that is there's a Sears in nearly every city across the U.S.

Snap-On, Mac, Craftsman, heck even Wal-Mart... all offer lifetime replacement on many of their hand tools.

If you think you're not going to destroy tools, even high dollar ones, if you use them enough... you're dreaming.

Get something with LIFETIME REPLACEMENT.
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Old 12-28-2009, 03:54 PM   #22
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Any of the above. Anything but Integy

I have been using the Dynamite Drivers for years. The price is good, they are solid and you can replace the tips. I usually grind mine down once, then next time I will replace the tips.
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Old 12-28-2009, 03:59 PM   #23
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adding my .02. dont waste your money on a mid set of tools. there is no reason to spend 200 dollars on tools when you can save some of that and get the right tools the first time.

a good tool is eds or hudy. They are the same tool. Hudy makes eds.
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Old 12-28-2009, 04:02 PM   #24
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Agree with the "real" tools vs. "hobby" tools comments.
Just go to Sears and get a lifetime warranty. Then when you strip something take it back and they'll pull another one off the shelf for you for free. Great thing about that is there's a Sears in nearly every city across the U.S.

Snap-On, Mac, Craftsman, heck even Wal-Mart... all offer lifetime replacement on many of their hand tools.

If you think you're not going to destroy tools, even high dollar ones, if you use them enough... you're dreaming.

Get something with LIFETIME REPLACEMENT.
That lifetime warranty doesn't include all the stripped out screws you will have, especially in the smaller sizes.
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Old 12-28-2009, 04:03 PM   #25
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EDS all the way.. By far the best tools i have used..
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That lifetime warranty doesn't include all the stripped out screws you will have, especially in the smaller sizes.
No, but it sure beats paying for the tool more than once!
I'll pretend that you're just a master of the obvious as opposed to arguing.
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No, but it sure beats paying for the tool more than once!
I'll pretend that you're just a master of the obvious as opposed to arguing.
No, we just have a different viewpoint on what is most important. Apparently, cheap tools with lifetime warranties are most important to you. To me, performance is everything. I don't need to be wrestling with a stripped screw while rebuilding the car between heats. That is what is most important to me. If that means buying more tools, I will do it. If it doesn't have a precision ground, ultra hard tip, I won't use it.

Also, I still have one MIP wrench from 1988 (Thorp Dirt Burners then) and it still needs no replacing. Except for one broken .050, the only tools I have had to replace were lost.
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listen up...
Snap On, Craftsman or Mac are not cheap or poor quality.
Wal-Mart was tacked on as an example.
I wasn't trying to sell him on crap tools. If I was, I'd send him to Harbor Freight.

I'm a certified motorcycle mechanic and I'll put any of my tools up against yours... and every single one of them has a lifetime warranty.

Don't try to argue something you and I both know I wasn't talking about.
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listen up...
Snap On, Craftsman or Mac are not cheap or poor quality.
Wal-Mart was tacked on as an example.
I wasn't trying to sell him on crap tools. If I was, I'd send him to Harbor Freight.

I'm a certified motorcycle mechanic and I'll put any of my tools up against yours... and every single one of them has a lifetime warranty.

Don't try to argue something you and I both know I wasn't talking about.
I'm not arguing, I just have different priorities. I am am a motorcycle mechanic too. So called "hardware store" tools are great in larger sizes such as used on motorcycles and cars and are all I use myself. I prefer snap on but have lots of craftsmen and others as well. I never said they were poor quality either. But there is one major problem with them when it comes to RC use. I have yet to see ANY of them offer allen drivers in small sizes with ground and hardened tips.

If you can really torque down on an .050 or 1.5mm set screw time and time again with a snap on L wrench and never strip the screw head, you are one hell of a mechanic. I and most other RC racers lack such talent so we use the good RC tools like MIP or Hudy or whoever. If they work for you, great but the average RC racers will have nothing but head aches with them.

Of course, I'm just talking allen drivers here. Regular screwdrivers and what not are fine. In fact, my favorite tuning screwdriver is a snap on.
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Old 12-28-2009, 05:55 PM   #30
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OK.

I can see what you mean. I can believe you see what I'm saying as well.
You're right, I DO have a calibrated torque arm.
Ha, just trying to make it a little lighter in here.

Honestly, I don't strip many things... but hardened tips are fantastic. I'm betting that if you dig into a snap-on catalog or special order from one of the companies I've referred to that a have a warranty (that's all I'm trying to sell here) and you might find the smaller sized hardened tips.

So, in a very roundabout way, we've agreed.
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