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Old 02-04-2015, 05:18 PM
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MIP is the only way to go, I work at a hobby store and we've gone through a few brands of tools, and nothing compares to MIP tools. We've been using them over 6 months and they look good as new, nothing has held up as well. I personally use the old red dynamite tools and they don't hold up as well, and shred your hands fast
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Old 02-04-2015, 06:25 PM
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MIP for me.

On another note when your tools start to wear grind them down a bit. Your screws will thank u.
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Has anyone had experience with the Arrowmax tools , the honey comb handle tools look sweet .
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I've used just about all of them and they are all pretty much the same with one notable exception. MIP buries them all. I still have a couple of Thorp ones from the late 80s and they look and perform like new.
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I've owned, or at least used pretty much every brand mentioned in this thread at one point or another. I can safely say MIP is by far the best when it comes to hex drivers. I have some going on 10 years and they still perform like day one.
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I switched all my hex stuff over to MIP, the hype is for real as far as quality......top notch. With that said the handles seem small to me at times and can become slippery when any moisture/oils etc are on your hands but at least they don't chew your hands up like some of the other makers tools.
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I use Mip power tips and EDS hand drivers. Love them both!
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The only way to go. IMO

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....roup_ID=682966
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Originally Posted by MPisterzi View Post
IMO, the Snap On hex set sucks, I have one. The tips are soft and wear very fast. I have been a Auto Body Tech for 25 years so I own and love alot of Snap On tools but there hex set I don't recommend, They don't even come close to the MIP hex tools.
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I completely agree with everyone in that the MIP tools are the way to go. My only wish is that they would get into the nut driver business so I could have 100% MIP tools and forget everything else.
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MIP x50000000000000!!!!!!! There the sh!t
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MIP tips can be used as a weapon. They will never strip out!

With that being said, I have a set of the Proteks and a Hobby-Pro set that I've been using over a year that are just as good as day one. I like the Protek handles the best though.

If MIP would release a line with updated handles, they would be the bees knees!
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I bought the integy set with the multi colored handles, I really liked them for about 3 days, when the first one broke. 1/16th I think it was. I really like the colored handles because I can quickly identify and find them when wrenching so as they break I have been replacing the tips with better quality ones. I have a Hudy insert in one and another brand in another, unfortunately I dont remember which brand the other is because I really like that one. I also have the Dynamite bit set with handle, its ok, I broke 2 of them so far and have been looking to replace them with something else. I will be looking at MIPs stuff though.
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Try the arrowmax range. They are fantastic tools! Never had an issue..

http://www.arrowmax-rc.com/
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I use MIP/Thorp for all my hex stuff. For me they have been by far the best. For nut drivers I use a Robbe I bought 20 years ago and it still is like new. I have there flat head screw driver I use for tuning. They have been awesome. Went to buy more but can't find them anywhere.
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