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Old 11-29-2010, 06:48 AM   #16
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I started out with the integy tools and experienced many of the same problems as mentioned above. For me the associated tools offer the best bang for the buck, I use mine a ton and they show no wear. If you want the best they will cost you easily double of what I have in my set
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:51 AM   #17
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I buy Dynamite tools at my local shop. There very cheap. Only a few bucks a wrench($3) compared to $10+ each
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:07 AM   #18
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The other thing to consider is how long (or even IF) someone has been involved in the hobby as to what tools they should be buying. If just getting started, etc, less expensive is probably not a bad idea. I wouldn't go "cheaper" than the Integy, or the Dynamite. As you start to replace tools start one at a time, maybe, with the better tools as you get an idea of what you use most often. Or as you get an idea that you may be in the hobby for the long term (honestly, we are the minority). I figure after 25 years in the hobby now I probably qualify as "long term".

Then again...I get a lot of my "nice" stuff buying out folks who got into the hobby, spent money like there was an endless supply, figured out (for whatever reason) they might have more fun doing something else and sell out their stuff for fractions of what they paid for it. So yeah...go out and buy the GOOD stuff!!!
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:14 AM   #19
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As I said before. I think the best tools are MIP, EDS, and Hudy. But for the $15 or less, the Dynamite ones with the black plastic handles are the best bang for your buck I have seen. They wear almost as good as the Associated ones, but a 1/4 of the cost.
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Got myself ArrowMax tools after stripping 2mm hudy allen in less than half year after replacing for new tip. My 1.5mm needs replacing as well.
Tools looks the business however I can't comment on long time durability as I have it for quite short time. Anyway I'm going to get replacement tips from ArrowMax for my Hudy tools as well (same fitment so no probs).
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Oddly enough, the only person I've EVER heard of who's had a problem with Hudy tools is...wait for it...SPONSORED BY A COMPETING TOOL COMPANY.

Go figure.
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:28 AM   #22
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ALL tools wear, thats just how it is. Some faster than others. At times you will need to re grind the tips of the allen wrenches at which I use my dremel. That is why even high end tool suppliers offer replacement tips for when you either break or wear them out.
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If it's metric I would deff go with these http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-15-20-25-30mm

And standard stuff I use these
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ver-US-Set-Red

Never broke a tip in any of the sets. Never had to replace a tip.

And all well under 50bucks
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Oddly enough, the only person I've EVER heard of who's had a problem with Hudy tools is...wait for it...SPONSORED BY A COMPETING TOOL COMPANY.

Go figure.
I've got full set of Hudy tools and for few years. I just somehow wasn't satisfied with quality lately. Maybe got bad batch of replacement tips, dunno.
And don't think that I'm super happy about buying new toolset. I would rather spend those money on other stuff.

Oh forgot - if you're after imperial tools - I've got own handles with Trinity tips - worked like charm while I was using Losi cars.
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