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Hex drivers / tools - JR, EDS, Hudy ; What do YOU use?

Old 03-28-2011, 07:17 PM
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I'm looking to purchase a nice set of hex tools and possibly nut drivers. I've looked into 3 brands. Money isn't really a concern when purchasing a set of good drivers, but I don't want to spend more than I really have to. Here's links to the three brands and prices associated with them (lowest priced to highest):

1. JR Metric and US sized hex drivers - Total Price - Approximately $105.00 (a little cheaper at Horizon), 14 total pieces
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...x-Driver-Set-6
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...x-Driver-Set-9

2. EDS Racing Metric and US sized hex drivers - Total Price - $110, 11 total pieces
http://edsracingproductsstore.com/in...od&productId=3
http://edsracingproductsstore.com/in...d&productId=24

3. Hudy - Total Price - $125, 8 pieces
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...iver-Set-8-pcs

Each has its own pro's and con's. For example, the EDS and Hudy use similar markings to distinguish the size of the tips which makes it convenient. The EDS features a rotating end cap, the Hudy does not. I believe both EDS and Hudy use the same manufacturer for the tips. That's what I've read from the research I've done.

The JR is cheaper, comes with more tools, but the I don't know how reliable and durable the steel is. They're not as well known as Hudy when it comes to producing tools. It does have a rotating end cap, but the hex tool doesn't use the same markings as EDS and Hudy to make it easy to choose the tool without looking for the actual marking for the size.

I have the Team Associated Factory Team hex and nut drivers but I really don't like the hex drivers. It doesn't feel good in my hands when wrenching. I've ruled out the MIP drivers because I need a set of drivers that I can replace the tips when needed, plus I hate the look and yes looks are somewhat important lol. Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated.
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I really like the integy pro grip setup. They are really nice and I have used them for a couple of years now.
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Originally Posted by oplaxboy2 View Post
I really like the integy pro grip setup. They are really nice and I have used them for a couple of years now.
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I've always liked and used the Losi tools. Feel good in the hand, don't slip. Have owned several other brands including Associated tools (none you've mentioned however) and have always gone back to the Losi's.
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Hudy only. I've owned many, but none compare!
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make sure you get silver tips on the allen drivers, from my expierence it far outlasts the black steel. dont fall for the hudy hype, maybe they used to be good, not no more.
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I have all the EDS tools and use them a lot. I also have a set of metric drivers from Dynamite (HorizonHobby) and they are great too, and cost less. You might look into them as an alternative. The tips aren't very long, but they can be replaces if you break one, or it wears out.

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Dyanamite ones.
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=DYN3080

Integy ones. Says coming in June for these.
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...odID=INTC22346
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Originally Posted by Jowers View Post
Dynamite
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best set for the money
as my hudys rapidly wear out i put the dynamite replacement tips in the hudy handles
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Originally Posted by Jowers View Post
Dynamite
Dynamite dont last a long time.

its all you need. http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Set-Ball-Tips
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Originally Posted by dirtracer1 View Post
I've always liked and used the Losi tools. Feel good in the hand, don't slip. Have owned several other brands including Associated tools (none you've mentioned however) and have always gone back to the Losi's.
I looked into the losi hex drivers but the only thing I don't like is how the tips are somewhat short.

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Hudy only. I've owned many, but none compare!
I've owned a few Hudy drivers and liked them a lot as well

Originally Posted by jnslprd View Post
make sure you get silver tips on the allen drivers, from my expierence it far outlasts the black steel. dont fall for the hudy hype, maybe they used to be good, not no more.
Silver tips?

Originally Posted by toobad4u View Post
I have all the EDS tools and use them a lot. I also have a set of metric drivers from Dynamite (HorizonHobby) and they are great too, and cost less. You might look into them as an alternative. The tips aren't very long, but they can be replaces if you break one, or it wears out.

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Dyanamite ones.
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=DYN3080

Integy ones.
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...odID=INTC22346
Thanks for the info!

I saw the Integy drivers at my LHS. They do look nice.
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EDS.

Exact same thing as Hudy, but 1/4 the cost.... they are AMAZING>


http://www.premierehobbies.com/categ...cessories/EDS/
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can't ever go wrong with MIP tools. i have them and love them.

http://www.rjrcooltools.com/mip.cfm

they come in handles and with 1/4" inserts.
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I have been looking for tools for RC work and have read several threads that mention the ones in the previous posts. What about Wiha or Felo, or similar higher quality precision tools?

The prices on these sorts of more mainstream tools is less than the RC brands. Is there some reason you all don't use these?
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I use the Align hex set. I have been very happy with them. Great price and the tips show very little wear after many months of use.
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=AGNA262

I like the Losi ones also, but the tips are kinda short.

The Integy ones are ok, tips wear out fast.

I hear the EDS ones are also good.
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