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Old 06-05-2006, 07:54 PM
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Are these tools good? it came with 3 philips 2 nut drivers 2 shaped like - and 1 hex driver. sorry i cant be more specific. I dont know the measurements.
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Old 06-05-2006, 08:13 PM
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They're good tools, but I've used better. However, they do have collectable value.
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How does it have a collectable value? Is it worth the 30$can I spent on them?
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Are the tools in their original case? what condition? Are they BLUE? ARE THEY FOR SALE!!!!!!!!!
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If they are the black handled tools, the nut drivers and screwdrivers are great for Tamiyas, especially the phillips heads, but the 1.5mm allen wrench is kida crappy cuz all it is is the same metal as the L shaped allen drivers so it twists and wears out. If they are the blue or red aluminum handled set with a case...grab them while you can! But sounds like the black handled set you are talking about.
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I use the turnbuckle wrench and 5.5mm nut driver. Both are nice, but I have seen other's turnbuckle wrenches go out of shape since they are only made from soft aluminium.

But they look great and the bling factor is there.
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I have a red plastic set and it comes with a black handle extension. It's in its original case with a rippied price tag. How much would you presume that would be?
http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=74023
$28 american
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ohhhhhhh - we thought you were talking about these:

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=49292
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I'd be crazy if I bought that. $186 But are the 30$ ones good though?
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since this is about tamiya tools.

what can you say about the tamiya drill/grinder?

can it do its job?
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I have both sets the red plastic handled as well as the Red aluminum bling set and both were very good I still have both and they each have there week points. The plastic handeled set's allen wrench can beging to round off and the Bling set uses aluminum for the turn buckle wrench bad choice especially since some turnbuckles are made of steel and most of aluminum the wrench tends to strip very easily (I have gone through 2 before I gave up and used another style.) they do however work great for removing ball cups and shocks.
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Oh, sorry. thats a cheap set. I have the bling Tamiya set and a lot of other tools and they are all great with the exception of the turnbuckle wrench. I'm on my 2nd. Invest in a couple of good tools for what you need right now. Its better than the cheap set and you aren't wasting $$$! Get the Tamiya large phillips head if you have a lot of those or the Trinity 2.5mm if you have hexes. JMO.
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Originally Posted by skamolly
since this is about tamiya tools.

what can you say about the tamiya drill/grinder?

can it do its job?
anyone?
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