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Old 05-07-2007, 10:46 AM   #16
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What's a decent set of metric hex wrenches that aren't the HUDY ones that cost $50?
When I first started in RC I purchased a set of Dynamite brand hex wrenches, and they have been great for all these years, I have Hudy and Tamiya hex wrenches also, but quite frankly I use the Dynamite wrenches the most.
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:53 AM   #17
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Old 05-07-2007, 12:14 PM   #18
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The Integy drivers are as nice as any and reasonably priced.
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Old 05-07-2007, 12:32 PM   #19
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I have the Integy drivers. I really liked them until...

I got some of the EDS stuff. I was really impressed with the EDS stuff.
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Old 05-12-2007, 05:25 PM   #20
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I decided on the Integy ones since people liked them, but maybe not as much as the EDS ones. I got the Integy metric set for $12 for four drivers, so it's a much better deal than the EDS.
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Just be really careful with the 1.5mm one, the tip is very weak.
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Old 05-15-2007, 11:56 AM   #22
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Once you go from "L" shaped allen wrenches to hex drivers, you never go back.
Once you go from the same colored hex drivers to individually colored hex drivers, you'll never go back.

It surprises me how often people overlook the advantage of having individually colored hex drivers. When I have a task to do, I reach into my tool box and quickly find the correct wrench by the color of it's handle. I don't have to find the writing on the handle or examine the tip. It costs a manufacturer less to produce handles that are all the same color. Do yourself a favor and get a set with different colored handles. It will save you a lot of time in the long run, and makes the hobby even more enjoyable. I bought the Team Associated set. They have the size written on the handle and individual colored handles.
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:25 PM   #23
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Which tools does everyone find have the strongest tips?

I've got some Dynamite drivers, and they're great for the money, but the tips of the most used ones are beginning to round. Different colored handles would be better too. Replaceable tips would be nice.
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:12 PM   #24
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If you're looking for something inexpensive Wiha tools has everything for a good price. I think the quality is much, much nicer than what Dynamite offers.

Otherwise MIP/Thorp drivers are top notch. Team Losi also very nice around $40 for a set of 4.
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I've been actively using the Associated set for over 2 years and all tips are still in perfect shape. When I first received them I was impressed by how sharp the edges of the hex sides were. So sharp, that I sometimes use them for boring out holes in plastic. This is a testiment to the type of metal/process they use. Anyway, I thought for sure I would have had to replace them, especially the smaller ones, but so far, they are still in perfect shape.
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Fastrax, Team Magic and 3Racing are 3 brands that spring to mind that haven't been mentioned yet.
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Old 05-16-2007, 05:04 PM   #27
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I have some Integy, Hudy and the Dynamite. While the Hudy do feel nice, I am partial of the Dynamite. The weight/size/shape of the handle has a nice feel, and after buying them used 3 years ago, I am still on the same tips. Integy are nice, a bit light for my taste, and mine are so old, the sizes weren't ever printed on the handles, so I learned by the colors... The only tip that I ever replaced on these was due to loaning the tools out. I guess I am just not that hard on my tools.
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i use TITAN tools

hard to find "but" just as good as hudy annd $10 per tool canadian
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I was going to go EDS, but when I was ordering stuff they were out of stock. My brother-in-law is getting me some Snap-On stuff at 10 bucks a tool CDN, but only down to 2mm. Snap-on has lifetime warranty so he said if I round a tip or break it.... brand new one for free!!
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Dynamite, Losi, or Hudy are the only tools I would buy. Since the losi and hudy ones are priced similarly, then go for the dynamites. I have been using mine for 2+ years now with no problems.
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