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Old 12-27-2009, 10:32 PM   #1
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Default Hex wrench suggestions (stripped every 2.5)

Looks like it is time to invest in a quality set of hex wrenches. Regular and ball end sets. I have researching but you just don't find a lot of reviews for wrenches on amain. I wanted to get some input from some seasoned users of higher end tools before I sink money into another set of tools. My biggest problem is I keep stripping the 2.5 hex on the motor mount screws. I have stripped a few others but this one seems to be my biggest problem. I am looking at possibly buying a set of Integy. I thought about buying some Huddy drivers one at a time when I can afford them. What do you guys use in your boxes?

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for the money the Thunder Tiger sets are great, I maintain my own cars as well as my buddy's fleet every 3 races, as well as building kits, same tips for 2 years and holding up well. When you get new wrenches, replace the problem screws, that way you start with everything fresh and are less prone to future problems.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-15-20-25-30mm
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How much $$ ya wanna spend is the question? Hudy, Losi etc are all
good quality, or you could even try goin to your local hardware/tool store
and buy a set that car mechanics use, I use a BONDHUS set, they are
ballends, set of 8 (1mm to 8mm) with ur 1.5 & 2.5mm in there, just shop
around, good luck with ur choice...
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Best drivers in existence:

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Old 12-27-2009, 11:49 PM   #6
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My two favorite brands of hex drivers are MIP Throp drivers and Hudy drivers. Those in my opinion are the best I have seen and it seems many members on here agree. Or course they are expensive compared to other but as long as you use them for what they are meant for and not pry bars they will last basically forever. The MIP Thorp drivers don't have replaceable tips, but like I said, if you use them for what they are meant for they will last forever. Members have posted 10+ years old Thorp drivers that almost look brand new.

Here are some wrench drivers I would recommend in different price ranges you may have. Some prices are in Canadian dollars and US Dollars.

(Most will only include either Metric or Standard sets. So double the price if you want both Metric and Standard. Also make sure the sets listed have the sizes you need.)

$10-$20

Dynamite 5 piece Hex Set

METRIC
http://cloudclimberhobbies.com/store...er-Assortment/

STANDARD
http://cloudclimberhobbies.com/store...er-Assortment/

SINGLE DRIVER
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ex-Driver-25mm

- For the price there is nothing better in my opinion. The tips are not replaceable and have a plastic handle. I have had a set for 1.5 years and are still in good shape. They do wear faster then the more expensive drivers, but still work great. Drivers can be bought one at a time so you can save money and buy only the ones you need and not pay for the ones you don't need.


$30-$40

Dynamite Hex Driver Set

METRIC
http://cloudclimberhobbies.com/store...et-(4)-Metric/

STANDARD
http://cloudclimberhobbies.com/store...er-Set-(4)-US/

SINGLE DRIVER
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ex-Driver-5-64

- Good set for the money. Tips are replaceable and have a metal handle. The hobby shop I worked at have been using these for a couple years and are working great. Drivers can be bought one at a time so you can buy only the ones you need and not pay for the ones you don't.

LOSI 4 Piece Driver Set

METRIC
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...nch-Set-Metric

STANDARD
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...h-Set-US-Sizes

SINGLE DRIVER
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ace-Wrench-050

- Good Hex Set. Drivers have replaceable tips and metal handles. Drivers can be bought one at a time so you can save money and only by the ones you need and not the ones you don't need.

$40-$50

Team Associated Factory Hex Driver Set

BOTH METRIC AND STANDARD
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...Hex-Driver-Set

SINGLE DRIVER
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ver-050-Silver

- These were one of the first driver set I have bought. They include both metric and standard so the price goes up a bit if you were to just by one or the other. Drivers are good. I compare these to the Dynamite drivers listed in the $10 to $20 but have replaceable tips and have a metal handle. You can also just buy one driver at a time and maybe save money if you only have to by the ones you need.


HIGH END BUDGET

MIP Thorp Drivers

http://cloudclimberhobbies.com/store.../4408/MIP9000/

- Awesome Set. The drivers have to be bought one at a time and are about $14 each. This can be bad and good. You can buy only the ones you need and save money not buying drivers you don't need. But, if you end up buying all then it can work out to be a little higher cost.


HUDY Hex Driver Set

BOTH METRIC AND STANDARD
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...iver-Set-8-pcs

Single Driver
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...h-25mm-x-120mm

- Awesome Set. One of the more popular sets of tools members have used on this forum. Tips are replaceable and handle is metal. You can also buy these one at a time to save money and only buy the ones you need.




These are the drivers I would recommend that I have used. Others members may have recommend others that I have not used.
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ALL I USE IS LOSI... they are the best ive ever used and ive used alot...

huddy are awsome too

integy SUCKS!! dont waste your money please
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Looks like it is time to invest in a quality set of hex wrenches. Regular and ball end sets. I have researching but you just don't find a lot of reviews for wrenches on amain. I wanted to get some input from some seasoned users of higher end tools before I sink money into another set of tools. My biggest problem is I keep stripping the 2.5 hex on the motor mount screws. I have stripped a few others but this one seems to be my biggest problem. I am looking at possibly buying a set of Integy. I thought about buying some Huddy drivers one at a time when I can afford them. What do you guys use in your boxes?

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Dude just invest in a set of Snap on or blue point hex drivers ,they come with a life time warranty .

forget the hobby ones they dont last .
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For me? EDS tools. 3 and a half years and still work like new. As with any, clean out the screws first. Mine still fit tite. Oh yea, try to heat the motor mount screws first 'cause they seam to bake in alot.
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Old 12-28-2009, 02:23 AM   #10
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Go for Hudy, and your set. If you want good tools only buy products made in america and europe and they will never fail your. For regular screwdrivers and pliers try cetaform been using them for years. The tips on the drivers are brand new and the pliers line up perfectly from top to bottom. Never skimp on your tools, cause you can buy a cheap hex wrench ($10) and have it strip out screws and cost you a fortune in screws and new tips or get a decent on (HUDY $20) and you will never strip a hex head or a screw.
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I love my Losi hex wrench. It's a 2.5 and the handle is perfect for the motor screw area. It's not round, but more like an old screwdriver handle, so you can get a good grip. Not a losi fan, but their wrenches are nice.
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I have used them all at one time or another. Here is my advice.

MIP are the best hands down! Nothing I would rather have.

EDS are second. Very good tools. If you prefer aluminum handles (I don't but some do) go with these. Better than Hudy and cheaper.
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