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Old 10-04-2013, 08:51 AM   #1
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Hello. I am looking to place an order for wiha nutdrivers, hex drivers, phillips and flathead drivers with the full size handle I was hoping you can guys can list the sizes for each in sae and metric that will cover 99% of what I will need to work on my cars. Any help is appreciated.

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Old 10-04-2013, 09:06 AM   #3
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5, 5.5, 7, 8mm nut drivers
1.5, 2, 2.5, 3mm hex drivers
3/16, 1/4, 11/32" nut drivers
.050, 1/16, 5/64, 3/32" hex drivers

That should get you very close to what you will need
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Yup, gotta know the size of your nuts.
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serpent cobra 811e, rc10b3, kyosho zx5, some hpi, t22b, mini t and i'm sure there are others.
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I'll answer your next question which is the subject of the weekly "best tool" threads.
MIP and Hudy best hex tips, all others choose by handle preference.
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:58 PM   #7
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I'm also new to this but metric are as follows.
M2 button/flat 1.3mm driver
M2.5 button/flat 1.5mm driver
M3 button/flat 2mm driver
M4 button/flat 2.5mm driver
M5 button/flat 3mm driver
M2 cap 1.5mm driver
M2.5 cap 2mm driver
M3 cap 2.5mm driver
M4 cap 3mm driver
M5 cap 4mm driver
M2.5 set screw 1.5mm driver
M3 set screw 1.5mm driver
M4 set screw 2mm driver
M5 set screw 2.5mm driver
M6 set screw 3mm driver
M2 bolt 4mm nut driver
M2.5 bolt 5mm nut driver
M3 bolt 5.5mm nut driver
M4 bolt 7mm nut driver
M5 bolt 8mm nut driver
M6 bolt 10mm nut driver
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I'll answer your next question which is the subject of the weekly "best tool" threads.
MIP and Hudy best hex tips, all others choose by handle preference.
I second mip! I wouldn't pay out the top dollar for Hudy though unless I have real need.
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I second mip! I wouldn't pay out the top dollar for Hudy though unless I have real need.
Even though Hudys top dollar the MIPs better. Have both. Kept the hudy nut drivers since MIP does not make em but for hex drivers MIP is the best.
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Thanks for the information, this narrows it down.
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flat, button, set, cap, all the same hex / tool per size
only a few really needed for either metric or american
Almost none are a full size handle other than MIP.
For nutdrivers and phillips with big handles just use "regular" tools.
The quality of non-hex tools is not as critical.
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