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Old 09-16-2010, 06:20 PM   #46
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I have an assortment of all the brands including hudy, mip thorpe, and losi. I do like the aluminum hudy ones better because for me they are easier to get a decent grip on. The etched pattern in the aluminum helps. The losi aluminum handles feel like razor blades when twisting hard sometimes. I have problems with my hands slipping on the plastic handles. The other item of consideration others have mentioned is if you ever want to use the tools in a power screwdriver. None of my toolsets give me this capability, so I am searching now for the power tool tips which I am leaning towards the hudy set. I mainly will be using the power route for new builds where the hands get tired of cranking.
get the eds tip set. It is awsome, i use it on a 4 volt lithium craftsman cordless screwdriver. And it along with my eds tips (OMG 25 BUCKS!!!) is one of the best investments i have ever made. talk about save time and since the power driver puts constant pressure (vs torquing your wrist over and over), the tips and screws last longer.

If someone wants to go to dollar general and walmart and HF to buy tools to wrench on thier expensive cars, they must not wrench much. Give me an integy and it will be in the trash tomorrow. When you use quality aloy screws like what tony, mugen and other high end cars use, you have to have better hardened tips. I HATE cheap tools. You GET what YOU PAY for. And anyone who thinks the steel in harbor freight and other cheap tools is the same as high end wrenches they no nothing about tools. PERIOD. i guess you could buy cheap ones every week or three days i guess.

MIP, EDS, HUDY, MUGEN. GOOD TOOLS!!!! AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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get the eds tip set. It is awsome, i use it on a 4 volt lithium craftsman cordless screwdriver. And it along with my eds tips (OMG 25 BUCKS!!!) is one of the best investments i have ever made. talk about save time and since the power driver puts constant pressure (vs torquing your wrist over and over), the tips and screws last longer.

If someone wants to go to dollar general and walmart and HF to buy tools to wrench on thier expensive cars, they must not wrench much. Give me an integy and it will be in the trash tomorrow. When you use quality aloy screws like what tony, mugen and other high end cars use, you have to have better hardened tips. I HATE cheap tools. You GET what YOU PAY for. And anyone who thinks the steel in harbor freight and other cheap tools is the same as high end wrenches they no nothing about tools. PERIOD. i guess you could buy cheap ones every week or three days i guess.

MIP, EDS, HUDY, MUGEN. GOOD TOOLS!!!! AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
And you think the steel in the made in china $$$ brands are any different?

You are buying a name. Want my proof?
http://www.wihatools.com/200seri/263sermm.htm

Hex Ball End Technicians Precision 5 Pc. Set
1.3mm, 1.5mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm

$23.20

Those are Wiha tools. THE BEST Precision Hex drivers on the planet. German Steel. 23 bucks direct from Wiha. I'm sure one can find them cheaper other places.


A slight bit better than "losi" or "mugen" or "hudy" tools.


but, hey. Keep buying the name brand tooling. the car "makers" need your business to keep kit prices low.
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i actually have one a piece of junk like this.



Look, i am not trying to start an argument. Those are precision drivers for electronics and MAYBE working in a switch gear cabinet. I don't torque my screws hard but i would kill my hands trying to turn little things repeatedly. and i bought one for 7$$ A precision screwdriver that i thought would work. They turned out to be the biggest piece of crap ever.

Now these are a different story.

eds tips





mip thorp (a little blurry)





these dynamite wrenches are not near as good as mip



this is just my expierience. THis is what works for me. THe O.P. asked about good tools for cheap. Really they are not that expensive. I only use 2.0 and 2.5 and a little less the 1.5 most of the time you can get them for about 10$ a piece or you can save a couple bucks. it's up to you. The whole set of eds tips was 25$ The mip are about 12$ a piece, and if there is better i would like to know.
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http://www.mcmaster.com/#allen-bits/=8vodsl

Click page 2808

Power driver hex bits start at 1.97 each.


Again, keep paying for name brands.


Next we'll hear Mcmastercarr sells garbage tooling as well.
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http://www.mcmaster.com/#allen-bits/=8vodsl

Click page 2808

Power driver hex bits start at 1.97 each.


Again, keep paying for name brands.


Next we'll hear Mcmastercarr sells garbage tooling as well.
whatever dude.

Good luck in life.
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whatever dude.

Good luck in life.
I've had great luck in life. Mainly because I don't spend money frivolously.

At least the OP got a bunch of links out of this thread.
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Hudy,EDS,MIP/Thorp best tools out there. Been using my Hudy tools for 3 years and i tear my car down after every race. They are still in PERFECT condition. I did replace a tip with a EDS one and it is the same quality. THIS HOBBY ISNT CHEAP
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wow, 4 pages of what tools are best.

And most of it's Storydude1 arguing with guys, way to show your professionalism.

Been in Rc before 89 eh, yet your Just make it now(August) to the Worlds Largest Racing forum...riiight.
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wow, 4 pages of what tools are best.

And most of it's Storydude1 arguing with guys, way to show your professionalism.

Been in Rc before 89 eh, yet your Just make it now(August) to the Worlds Largest Racing forum...riiight.
Wow. Look deep into the Norcca RCRC summer dirt oval Nats of 1990. sponsored by RCRc of OKC. You'll find my name in the C main. I was pitting next to a very young and fat Kinwald..and his father. Or why not ask Chris Chianelli about the interview he had with me at that race that almost made RCCA. How about Thunderdome in 91? I was there as well. Crossreference the names in the C main at RCRC and the D main at Thunderdome. Whipporwhill? Raced there as well.

I find it funny I was a sponsored driver while you were still in grade school.
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wow, 4 pages of what tools are best.

And most of it's Storydude1 arguing with guys, way to show your professionalism.

Been in Rc before 89 eh, yet your Just make it now(August) to the Worlds Largest Racing forum...riiight.
lol well put
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wow, 4 pages of what tools are best.

And most of it's Storydude1 arguing with guys, way to show your professionalism.

Been in Rc before 89 eh, yet your Just make it now(August) to the Worlds Largest Racing forum...riiight.
I don't see that as any indication he has not been into rc for as long as he states. I've been into RC's since i was about 7 years old, i'm 32 now. And yet i just joined not long ago. I'm a member at many other forums as well but didn't get into racing until just recently. Many folks might be into other forms of rc's such as planes, helis, boats, etc. All of which have much bigger communites elsewhere.

I started with a sears brand rc my neighbor gave to me for free with a broken front a-arm, my father and i fixed it and off i went. Of course it didn't hold up and we fixed it probably a dozen times, but for free it was fun and a good learning experience. After that i got a much better racing buggy and used that for years, until it finally broke and parts were not available. Mind you this was a decade or so before the internet. After that i messed with various rc related toys until i got into nitro about 10 years ago. I bought a kyosho usa-1 monster truck and had one hell of a time putting it together. Lets just say that many things they showed in the manual did not exist in the kit. After that i bought a nitro quake rtr monster truck, then i traded a ps2 for a t-maxx. Dumped hundreds of dollars into that and then went to a revo, sold it and bought a losi buggy 2.0 and truggy 2.0. So my adventure goes back nearly 25 years. Have i been racing the whole time? No not at all. I just got into racing. But does that mean that just because i'm fairly new here that my info is any less relevant? I don't think so.
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