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Old 10-15-2008, 05:19 AM   #16
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I bought the Thorp drivers - plain but effective, I like the handles, plenty of grip and the hardened, ground, steel tips. Been using them for years and haven't had to have one resharpened yet.
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Nothing wrong with the Integy drivers, just plan on replacing the tips used most often about once a year. .050" and the 1/16" wear out pretty quickly.
I can deal with once a year...that's not bad in this hobby for stuff that 'wears out'
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Old 10-15-2008, 06:40 AM   #18
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I've had a Losi set of wrenches that is over a year old and still on the original tip with no signs of wear. I bought a few Integy wrenches in sizes that I needed and I have broken the tip on one of them three times in four months.

I would not waste my money on anything from Integy. Go with the Losi, Hudy or MIP. The MIP are the plainest looking of the bunch, but are supposed to be great.
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Old 10-15-2008, 07:25 AM   #19
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I have the Integy wrenches and quit replacing the tips with stock ones. I started using RE tips in my Integy wrenchs and have not replaced a tip yet since going to those.
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I bought the Thorp drivers - plain but effective, I like the handles, plenty of grip and the hardened, ground, steel tips. Been using them for years and haven't had to have one resharpened yet.
I used to love these, but at the first of the year I bought a few and broke the 2.5mm immediately (it about cut through my finger)
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:26 AM   #21
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It seems that peoples opinions on tools are similar to RC car brand loyalty.....they either like Losi or Associated. It all comes down to
what works for them, and how many times it broke before they switched
to another brand.
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It seems that peoples opinions on tools are similar to RC car brand loyalty.....they either like Losi or Associated. It all comes down to
what works for them, and how many times it broke before they switched
to another brand.
Yes and no. There is a big difference in quality between these tools. The Losi, Hudy and MIP are tops. The AE tools are not bad either. The Integy ones are at the bottom of the list.
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:41 PM   #23
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Slightest bit off oil on your hands and the Intergys slip around in your hand AE has nice grip
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losi tools = hand munchers
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:13 PM   #25
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I have that exact set...they're great!! Use them all the time.
Hey, do these come in some sort of pouch or case? Just curious....
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It seems that peoples opinions on tools are similar to RC car brand loyalty.....they either like Losi or Associated. It all comes down to
what works for them, and how many times it broke before they switched
to another brand.

Breaking a tool is something that turns me off quick, I had integy's and they were ok but the tips rounded and they don't fit as precise. I had jconcepts and a tip broke and the handle set screw stripped so i gave those to my bud cause he was using integys.

I use losi's for my sae cars and the hudy's for my metric cars. Excellent tools.
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Got my wrenches today, fast shipment. I opened them up and they look pretty good. I wish they were a bit more knurled for a better grip, but might be a slight coating of oil on them from manufacturing\packing.

Perhaps I can find some sort of grip to put over the handles....
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