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Old 03-23-2009, 07:08 AM   #16
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I use regular tools from companies like Husky, Craftsman and Snap-On. I even have a set of screw drivers and ratchet style screw driver from Workforce. They all do the job for me no problem. I can't fathom spending money on cheaply made hobby screw drivers.
the funny thing is, is I won't use a regular allen wrench now that I'v used a good set of drivers made for RC...
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:50 AM   #17
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traxxas uses metric screws...

opps....my mistake....however 5/64 = 2.078125mm and my set did not have a 2.0mm, it had a 5/64th, so I just used that.
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the funny thing is, is I won't use a regular allen wrench now that I'v used a good set of drivers made for RC...
Maybe you should try buying a good set of allen wrenches from someone like Craftsman or Snap On. If you break or strip one, which is difficult to do, you get a replacement for free. Comparing hobby grade tools to commercial and industrial grade tools isn't really a fair comparison.
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Maybe you should try buying a good set of allen wrenches from someone like Craftsman or Snap On. If you break or strip one, which is difficult to do, you get a replacement for free. Comparing hobby grade tools to commercial and industrial grade tools isn't really a fair comparison.
I've looked at Sears in the past, and did not find much besides the T handles....if they make a driver wrench similar to the "RC grades" I'd love to check then out....
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craftsman and good set shouldnt be in the same sentence.
I am a contractor and stopped using crapsman tools a long time ago.
lifetime warrenty means lifetime trips to sears to replace junk.

there is NOTHING wrong with rc specific tools, choose your brand wisely and you will not have to worry about changing them for years.

one more thing MIP really is the best
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Maybe you should try buying a good set of allen wrenches from someone like Craftsman or Snap On. If you break or strip one, which is difficult to do, you get a replacement for free. Comparing hobby grade tools to commercial and industrial grade tools isn't really a fair comparison.
I work in the sears "home improvement" section... and we don't have to exchange it, read the fine print

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craftsman and good set shouldnt be in the same sentence.
I am a contractor and stopped using crapsman tools a long time ago.
lifetime warrenty means lifetime trips to sears to replace junk.

there is NOTHING wrong with rc specific tools, choose your brand wisely and you will not have to worry about changing them for years.

one more thing MIP really is the best
I've dealt with plenty of contractors, few of them have anything good to say about craftsman.
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I work in the sears "home improvement" section... and we don't have to exchange it, read the fine print

Where? I can't find it online...
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http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=DYN2819
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I stripped more screws and cussed everytime I used that cheap set then I care to remember. The steal is cheap and they wear out very fast.

Do yourself a favor and buy a quality set. Any of the top end sets are well worth the extra buck.
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I agree with all that state it is better to bite the bullet and spend the $$$ upfront! I've tried many "cheaper" sets (Integy, Duratrax, etc) and all you get is JUNK! Integy I kept breaking tips and even though you can replace them for about $4, its still a pain in the @$$. Cheap drivers also lead to stripping of screws which is another pain in the @$$. Does Snap On make a set of the screw driver handle type of set screw wrenches?
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I've dealt with plenty of contractors, few of them have anything good to say about craftsman.
Yea you aren't required too, if your facility is a piece of shit. The local ones I have are 95% replacing the tool. I worked in construction and wouldn't recommend Craftsmen for my choice of tools, most of my co-workers don't use Craftsmen either. They don't make a good industrial grade power tool. I am talking wrenches and screw drivers. They make those plenty fine. I don't know how we got off topic of using power tools to hand tools.
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I invested in the MIPs - they were termed Thorp drivers then and they've more than paid for themselves. I wouldn't use anything else.
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