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Old 09-05-2004, 01:05 PM   #1
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Hey Guys, So I broke the tip off of one of my TRF Allen drivers. Can I put in a replacement HUDY tip on it? Anyone tried this?

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I think so, I have a friend that has done it. I never got to take a look at them though. I'm going to see if they work as well, because the design of the wrenches is very similar.

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Old 09-05-2004, 02:47 PM   #3
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Hey Guys, So I broke the tip off of one of my TRF Allen drivers. Can I put in a replacement HUDY tip on it? Anyone tried this?

Thanks,

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Measure the shaft of the TRF tool and what size of the tip and I can compare it to my Hudy.
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As TRF tools are possibly the best made, i can't believe you have broken a tip. I've had mine for almost a year now and nothing has happened.

just giving you a hard time Ronin! Have you tried to contact Tamiya? I bet they'd sell you a new one!

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Old 09-05-2004, 06:17 PM   #5
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Thanks heirog, I knew you'd give me a hard time. Tamiya is closed for the holiday, I'll call them on Tuesday. I am just figuring if the HUDY tips fit, then I'll go fot them since (from what I understand) the Hudy tips are made of steel and the TRF tips are made of aluminum. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 09-06-2004, 09:14 AM   #6
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Measure the shaft of the TRF tool and what size of the tip and I can compare it to my Hudy.
forty6,

I just now had the time to take a pic:





The width of the shaft is .118 (3mm)
and if it matters, I broke the 1.5mm tip.

Thanks for your help.

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The shaft diameter on the Hudy is 2.98mm, so it should fit the TRF handle just fine. It is also a 1.5mm tip by the way. It also has a flat spot for the set screw. Hope this helps.
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PERFECT! Thanks forty6...

Now the new question is where can I buy the HUDY replacement tips? Any suggestions?
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http://horizon.hobbyshopnow.com/serv...=NOPRODUCTPAGE
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ashfordhobby.com has good prices on Hudy stuff as well.

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SWEET!

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