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Old 01-05-2009, 12:21 AM   #31
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i think i am gonna stick with MIP...i am planning on getting the tips only and use them in a ratchet or so...

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Old 01-05-2009, 05:18 AM   #32
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Selling high grade alloy steel screw kits for over 5 years now I get this question on a weekly basis.

Since Thunder Tiger owns Associated I'm assuming the wrenches are the same. But for $28 you can get a complete set of the Thunder Tiger wrenches (1.5mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm and 3.0mm) in standard or ball end tips at Amainhobbies.com. They are very good quality and the tips are replaceable.

Hudy tools are good quality but very expensive. Personally, if you are going to spend that much money on tools I'd get the Mugen toolset. They are the best quality wrenches I've ever come across and the handles feel better in my opinion. When buying Hudy or Mugen tools its much cheaper to buy the complete sets than to buy individual wrenches.

The Mugen 10pc tool set is part # B0529 (Two flat, two phillips, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5 & 3.0 hex drivers and 2.0 & 2.5mm ball drivers). If you don't want the four screw drivers then they sell a 6pc set of just the hex drivers (Part # B0538). Mugen only sells Metric tool sets though so if you own a Losi that uses standard wrenches then you'd have to buy Hudy or another brand.

For a 2.0mm and 2.5mm 1/4" hex bit driver for your cordless screwdriver nothing comes close to the quality of the two Mugen 1/4" bits (Part # B0530 and B0531). Unfortunately they don't make any other sizes. These are the only two you really need though on most 1/8th cars.

For nut drivers, buy the cheapest set you can find as they don't need to be expensive. I think Dynamite sells a nice complete set of them.

For a cordless screwdriver the Hitachi at Lowe's is the best deal for $50. It has two speeds, an adjustable clutch, work light and most importantly TWO Lithium batteries.

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Old 01-05-2009, 06:26 AM   #33
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for an electric driver I use the small black and decker VPX drill, 2 speed, ajustable torque, and batts are >$10 each.
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:17 AM   #34
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I love my Losi tools -- and I'm an AE guy
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:55 AM   #35
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looked at hudy...pretty darn expensive. i am sure they are worth it though...
what are the most used sizes for a 1/8 scale.

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what about EDS Racing Products?
EDS is TOP NOTCH stuff just as good as hudy you would not be dissapointed
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:33 AM   #36
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Take it easy Tony they are only scale models!
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:52 AM   #37
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Wiha.. you can get them fairly cheap on Amazon.com....
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+1000000, its one of those things where after you buy em you think "man I wish I spent this money sooner"





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What range of hex drivers and nut drivers do you recommend? (metric AND standard)
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WOW!!!

i am overwhelmed about the sheer amount of answers...

BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE

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Wiha.. you can get them fairly cheap on Amazon.com....
I have those too. But I prefer my Losi hexes!
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I bought my first Thorp driver in 1987 and I still use it today

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I bought my first Thorp driver in 1987 and I still use it today

LOL, i had to show my girlfriend. thanks for the picture, it made my day.
like i said, it came down to MIP and HUDY...does MIP over the tips for power tools as well? have to check on that...

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