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Old 09-15-2010, 12:41 PM   #1
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Default Best and cheapest Losi tool set for 8ight t 2.0

I know EDS and Hudy make great tools. I'm in need of some new ones my harbor freight ones have about given up!

Links or model numbers would be helpful. Thanks.
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here is all the tools you would ever need: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXVHM2&P=7

or Odonnell will sell them separate too.
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I know EDS and Hudy make great tools. I'm in need of some new ones my harbor freight ones have about given up!

Links or model numbers would be helpful. Thanks.
Your apporacing this wrong... Good quality tools are not cheap. I use

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...Hex-Wrench-Kit

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKKU4&P=7
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If u go cheap ull be buyin new toold soon and strippin a lot more screws. U get what u pay for
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And there is zero reason a 2mm allen wrench should be 40 bucks either.


My 3.99 Harbor Freight set works just fine for what I do. If you find you are stripping a bunch of screws, maybe the driver isn't the problem....Maybe it's the screws.
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And there is zero reason a 2mm allen wrench should be 40 bucks either.


My 3.99 Harbor Freight set works just fine for what I do. If you find you are stripping a bunch of screws, maybe the driver isn't the problem....Maybe it's the screws.
40 bucks for a wrench? ? where ya shopping.
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Your apporacing this wrong... Good quality tools are not cheap. I use

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...Hex-Wrench-Kit

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKKU4&P=7
i use PROLUX the same that comes with one of the losi 1/8 RTR's.

i bought one set 2 years ago... its still perfect. and its like... 15USD for a set of 4 1.5mm, 2mm etc
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Good and cheap = TOOLS from hardware store not with RC sticker.
most pro tools also have plastic handles that are much more comfortable to use compared to those pathetic aluminum ones on most rc tools

try WERA tools and you wont ever go back to rc brands
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[email protected]#[email protected] stupid new member restrictions... Since I cant post urls yet search for "LXKTP2" @ Tower Hobbies

Team Integy Ti-Nitride 7 Piece Hex Wrench set $36 from tower...

I have a set of these and they are great. I use them constantly on my 8ight-t and they have been holding up great for the last 6 months. I also have and frequently use the Losi 8 in 1 wrench as well
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Integy have quite nice bits but those handles are one of the worst I ever had.

If you must have RC brand tools go for O'Donnell as those orange plastic handles are not bad. Hudy plastic handles are not bad either but are overpriced.

Did not try Axial tools but they look ok.
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Mosy guys I know have a set of dynamite (red handle) tools that they bought many many moons ago and they still have them.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ver-US-Set-Red

Or heres the updated version. Either set will work, but I still prefer Hudy.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...x-Driver-Set-4
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Mosy guys I know have a set of dynamite (red handle) tools that they bought many many moons ago and they still have them.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ver-US-Set-Red

Or heres the updated version. Either set will work, but I still prefer Hudy.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...x-Driver-Set-4
the dynamite tools are great but the handles will tear up your hands, def when new or building a kit i have them and i have had them for a year and now there not so rough on the hands.
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I know EDS and Hudy make great tools. I'm in need of some new ones my harbor freight ones have about given up!

Links or model numbers would be helpful. Thanks.
Check out the RD Logics. I like the colored handles for ID. I can ask anyone to grab me the black one and I know I will get the 3/32. If I ask for 3/32 Hudy I might get a 2.5mm. You get what I'm saying and it will be a great benifit that all the others don't have. They are good quality and will last a lifetime. They sell replaceable tips. The common sizes are available in ball end. The engine mount chassis screws need a good driver with a bigger handle, so you will want to get a short shaft 3/32 driver like the thorp 3/32 or the O donnel.

Look through A-Main and check out their tools. They have everything http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...Hex-Wrench-Set
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40 bucks for a wrench? ? where ya shopping.
Direct from your 2nd link above.



Might as well be buying from the snap on truck.

http://www.harborfreight.com/10-piec...set-37862.html

http://www.harborfreight.com/9-piece...tem-95037.html

http://www.harborfreight.com/18-piec...set-96645.html


If you are stripping Allen head screws, don't torque them as tight next time. A 40 dollar wrench set isn't going to make a difference.
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Direct from your 2nd link above.



Might as well be buying from the snap on truck.

http://www.harborfreight.com/10-piec...set-37862.html

http://www.harborfreight.com/9-piece...tem-95037.html

http://www.harborfreight.com/18-piec...set-96645.html


If you are stripping Allen head screws, don't torque them as tight next time. A 40 dollar wrench set isn't going to make a difference.
yep, if you are wanting to be really sneeky with not torqing them, before you put the screw in tough the tip with hot glu... stop its from cracking loose, but only use tiny tiny tiny bit it works a chearm, i've been doing it for years on plastics..
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