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Old 01-04-2009, 08:16 PM   #16
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EDS use spring steel as well and are reasonable in price. I have had mine for a couple of years now and have not broken a tip and they are holding up well to wear.
MIP/Thorpe while not as flashy are durable as hell. I have one that is 15 years old!
A/E ones were ok, nothing special. I broke one tip in a year of use.
I want to try the bling bling Kyosho Kanai tools next....lol
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:37 PM   #17
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i like the associated aluminum hex and nut drivers. they dont strip stuff. The integy ones have stripped many screws and one of my wrenches is stripped itself.
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i have integy and hate them i would suggest hudy they are strong and fit perfect. i use my buddies all the time cause i hate mine.
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:49 PM   #19
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Wiha makes some of the best precision screwdrivers and hex drivers around.

http://www.wihatools.com/
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:59 PM   #20
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I use MIP Thorp drivers.
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:10 PM   #21
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Forgot to mention that I have 1 pink dynamite wrench that is great...I forget the size but it fits the small screws on the b4 perfect...they are sort of gnurled* and that can rub your fingers the wrong way after a while...
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:18 PM   #22
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All Axial wrenches in my toolbox, best handles in the biz

Broke every MIP wrench I have..... might be good for electric but not for engine mount bolts lol snap!
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:37 PM   #23
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I have been using the one MIP has. It use to be THorp tools but MIP has been having them made for years. Not the cheapest things I have ever bought but then again I have been using them for over 15 years and only broke my .050 pinion wrench when I used it for somthing other than a pinion gear, more like a pry bar and the tip broke........my fault.

Lots of fancy tools out but these work great and I won't buy anything else. If I break them I will replace with new MIP drivers.
+1 on that Wyd... I too am a huge fan of MIP tools. Never had the nerves of using them as a prying bar, but I have torqued and abused them on screw heads and the tip still looks as if it was brand new. The tolerance of the tip is excellent, not too tight that the tip is too tight and not too loose that the tip is real loose on the bolt head (a loose tip in a bolt head will eventually wear out the bit and the screw head).

Thorp/MIP tools are all I use for hex wrenches. I have a set of Metric and Standard size for my Tamiya and AE vehicle(s)...

For precision wire cutters, I like using Xcelite line of tools. They aren't the cheapest, but they aren't crazy expensive like a good pair of the Lindstroms....

Techni-Tools is a great place to get medium to high-end hand tools, for tools you will abuse, I hit up Harbor Freight and buy the el-cheapo hecho en China tools...
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:43 PM   #24
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Hudy, simply the best.
Question was answered properly on the first try...nothing more to say here...close the thread
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i guess it is pretty clear who the winner is...

thanks everyone for the input...

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p.s. where can i buy hudy tools or MIP?
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Ive had my Losi hex wrench set for 7 years. All I have had to do (just today actually) was get a dremmel and shave the rounded tip off of it and its like new again It good for another 7 years now!
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Hudy Baby !!


Gweed stop stealin' my tools fool !!!!
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:22 PM   #28
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MIP Thorp drivers, simply the best
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so far hudy tips have worn out the fastest for me. very over rated
i have switched to mip and would not buy another hudy allen again.
the hudy sockets are pretty dialed though.
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I have been using the one MIP has. It use to be THorp tools but MIP has been having them made for years. Not the cheapest things I have ever bought but then again I have been using them for over 15 years and only broke my .050 pinion wrench when I used it for somthing other than a pinion gear, more like a pry bar and the tip broke........my fault.

Lots of fancy tools out but these work great and I won't buy anything else. If I break them I will replace with new MIP drivers.
Same here, the best i have used. They actually have a handle as well.
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