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Old 03-07-2011, 06:03 PM   #1
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Looks like i'll be getting back into the hobby with my first 1/8th scale nitro with the 2011 XRAY 808. Now I guess it's time for some new tools

What size drivers will I need for my upcoming 808 build? Can anyone recommend a reasonable driver set? I don't need a Hudy set either

Is there really a benefit to a set that's r/c specific compared to a non r/c specific driver?

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If money is no big deal then Hudy, EDS, or VP Pro..

If money is a bit tight Integy Tin Coated. I have some and they have held up exceptionally well..
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I use the losi drivers. Really good set for the money and I love them.
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If money is no big deal then Hudy, EDS, or VP Pro..

If money is a bit tight Integy Tin Coated. I have some and they have held up exceptionally well..
which would you say is better (assuming you've had both) VP-Pro or integy?

its about time for some new ones for me and i was going to go with VP-Pro till i saw integy prices LOL
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when it comes to tools, you get what you pay for......
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which would you say is better (assuming you've had both) VP-Pro or integy?

its about time for some new ones for me and i was going to go with VP-Pro till i saw integy prices LOL
I've got Integy tips for my electric screw driver and regular Integy wrenches. I've used the VP Pro and I think VP Pro are better wrenches. They have a better fit and the handles are better.

I've used the Integy wrenches and tips for about 2.5 years and they are definitely showing wear. Since I'm in the market for new tools, I'm gonna go w/ EDS or HUDY. My recommendation is to buy the best and not worry about them for a while.

Again, just my opinion.
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I've got Integy tips for my electric screw driver and regular Integy wrenches. I've used the VP Pro and I think VP Pro are better wrenches. They have a better fit and the handles are better.

I've used the Integy wrenches and tips for about 2.5 years and they are definitely showing wear. Since I'm in the market for new tools, I'm gonna go w/ EDS or HUDY. My recommendation is to buy the best and not worry about them for a while.

Again, just my opinion.
thanks, all i needed to know. i figured they wouldnt fit as well and thats what im wanting to avoid. was going to go with EDS but everyone has them it seems like and i want something a little different so people cant take them and say its theirs
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I have the EDS 1/4 inch drivers for the power scew driver,

My favorite by far. The VP-Pro ones look good and you can get the cool tool base for them.
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thanks, all i needed to know. i figured they wouldnt fit as well and thats what im wanting to avoid. was going to go with EDS but everyone has them it seems like and i want something a little different so people cant take them and say its theirs
No worries. I think I'm going w/ the EDS also.

1. Can customize w/ your name
2. Pick up to 25 different tools (who the crap uses the body reamer? j/k)
3. Comes in its own case

I've used them and they are solid. Great feel fit snug as a glove.
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I purchased a set of hudy tools in 2005.

In that time I have replaced 1 .050 hex tip. They are awesome and worth every cent I laid out back in 2005.
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I had a Dynamite set about a year and the tips were still solid....the set got "lost" so I bought a Turnigy set from HK.com.

The Turnigy set looked good and felt good, a little slippery the surface was smooth...I was really happy until I started using them. The 2.0mm started to round off after only a few uses. I pulled apart 2 of my cars to get ready for the race season and the tip appeared to be starting to "round off"
By the time I was done the edges were rounding and I spun it inside a screw...it was done. I stripped the larger driver the first time I tried to remove a screw fron my engine mount!!
I was very dissapointed!...I went and got another set of the Dynamite drivers from the LHS.

I have a Bondhus ball tip set and a Dynamite regular set......both are pretty economical and they have held up well. The LHS has extra dynamite tips if I ever need them.

If money wasnt an option I have used some Hudy drivers and they do seem top notch no doubt, havnt used EDS but have heard good things.
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