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Suggestions for a small drill please.

Old 03-14-2016, 12:40 AM
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Modes the gyro take some getting accustomed to? Hate to start wrenching out of the gate and ruin my new toy. Just ordered
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Old 03-14-2016, 03:57 AM
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Modes the gyro take some getting accustomed to? Hate to start wrenching out of the gate and ruin my new toy. Just ordered
I actually like the gyro, lets you go slow or fast if you need to. It was easy to get used to. I have it on the lowest torque setting. Also everyone knows Dewalt makes quality tools and if you run into issues they will handle it. It also has an LED light on it.
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Old 03-14-2016, 05:32 AM
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i have been using bosch ps31 screwdriver (eu version gsr 10.8v) and happy with it. it is 950 grams which light enough for me. Also, it can be used for housework that makes it versatile
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Old 03-14-2016, 07:19 PM
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+1 for the Hitachi. I believe that's the one I saw recommended by Frank Root, project manager for the TLR 22 series. I recently got one and wish I had do so much earlier.

Get yourself some good bits for it. I happened to pick up the Hudy set.
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Old 03-14-2016, 07:26 PM
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i've been using the hitachi based on recommendations from another thread here and i'm happy with it.
I also have the Hitachi and highly recommend it. After researching all the options I choose to pick one up at my local Menards store.

Battery life is sufficient where I can assemble a kit or make it through an event without having to take along an extra battery or charger.
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Old 03-14-2016, 08:20 PM
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Bought the dewalt. Maybe will get the Hitachi for my son.

What tips do you guys use? I have a B5m and am wondering whether just to get the 2.0mm MIP hex tip or to get the whole set. Was thinking of just the 2mm tip and the 7mm socket for the wheels.
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Bought the dewalt. Maybe will get the Hitachi for my son.

What tips do you guys use? I have a B5m and am wondering whether just to get the 2.0mm MIP hex tip or to get the whole set. Was thinking of just the 2mm tip and the 7mm socket for the wheels.
Yeah, really the 2.0 mm is what I would use 99% of the time, but I got a whole set. But I got 5 tips for $25 instead of I think $7.50 each, so it was a value... but really the two most common on your kits would be the cheapest option.

For wheels, I use the Arrowmax Honeycomb Wheel Nut Wrench. Didn't think about using a power driver, but I like the T-handle style for wheels.
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Old 03-14-2016, 08:46 PM
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hitachi db2l i think it is?

best RC driver IMO
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Old 03-14-2016, 09:11 PM
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Saw someone using the gyro to slowly spin his wheels while saucing, so as not to get his hands full of chemicals. Same thing with cleaning tires in a plastic tub. Hence, the 7mm nut wrench...
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Saw someone using the gyro to slowly spin his wheels while saucing, so as not to get his hands full of chemicals. Same thing with cleaning tires in a plastic tub. Hence, the 7mm nut wrench...
That's a good idea. For saucing, I do use a standard nut driver to rotate the wheel. So having a power driver that could rotate slowly could be handy. The T-handle wrench is only for taking wheels on and off... I found them getting locked down so tight after a race day that I had trouble trying to get the wheels off with a nut driver---couldn't get enough torque.
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I got the Dewalt gyro for Christmas this year and love it.perfect for rc/cars.Also I bought the redworkshop b5 ball cup tool it's 1/4 drive and it makes putting b5 ball cups on rod ends a breeze.no more scared up ball cups.
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Just picked up the 12volt dewalt . Is was a toss up with the Milwaukee 12v. Milwaukee is slightly a better tool then dewalt . With a better warrantee. But went with the dewalt cause felt lighter,handle was thinner & would stand up on its battery better. More balanced.
The dewalt stick drill looked real cool but didn't like the way your hand was positioned for leverage , and line of sight. Also your pretty limited to what you can do with it . I got some time to return it if it don't work out..
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Originally Posted by murat61 View Post
i have been using bosch ps31 screwdriver (eu version gsr 10.8v) and happy with it. it is 950 grams which light enough for me. Also, it can be used for housework that makes it versatile
+1
Except I got the PS21-2A. Comes with 2 batteries, light weight, small, variable speed trigger, adjustable torque. Also the locking chuck fits all bits. Small enough it will fit easily in my tackle box.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o03_s00
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