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Old 10-18-2009, 02:39 AM   #1
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Default screw driver no.???

i guess rc car is mostly no.1 and no.2? but which size screws mm is best to use with them?
just curious how this works...
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All you need.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Team-Integy-6-Pi...#ht_2009wt_724

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http://www.nexusracing.com/index.php...page=1&sort=4a
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i need + star for screws. and i was asking how the sizing to screwdrive no. works.
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A little advice... most RC cars with cross head screws use the Japanese "JIS" pattern. It looks like Philips but it is a little different, and a philips screwdriver will wear them out prematurely.

You can tell a JIS screw because it usually has a dot on the head.

Tamiya tools are the JIS pattern, my TOP tools are the JIS pattern, others may be available.

Usually a #2 is what works in M3 screws. A #1 for the smaller screws. In mm equivalents, a 4mm is a decent small screwdriver, 5.8mm is a decent large screwdriver.
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A little advice... most RC cars with cross head screws use the Japanese "JIS" pattern. It looks like Philips but it is a little different, and a philips screwdriver will wear them out prematurely.

You can tell a JIS screw because it usually has a dot on the head.

Tamiya tools are the JIS pattern, my TOP tools are the JIS pattern, others may be available.

Usually a #2 is what works in M3 screws. A #1 for the smaller screws. In mm equivalents, a 4mm is a decent small screwdriver, 5.8mm is a decent large screwdriver.
what do u mean your TOP tools are JIS pattern?
so 4mm and smaller use no.1 and 4mm+ use no.2?
wheres the little dot on the screw?
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A little advice... most RC cars with cross head screws use the Japanese "JIS" pattern. It looks like Philips but it is a little different, and a philips screwdriver will wear them out prematurely.
JIS - Japanese Industrial Standard is a VERY good standard. However, no phillips can beat Hex or Torx style screw heads.

Do yourself a favor and replace EVERY POSSIBLE screw you can with Hex screws...

Every Tamiya kit I've bought, I would toss the junk phillips stuff they put in, and replace it with Stainless Steel Hex screws...

For all nuts and bolts and general hardware, McMaster Carr is the best place to shop IMO. Their search tool is THE most intuitive one I've ever seen (besides Digi-Key)...
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