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Old 05-05-2013, 09:39 AM   #16
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If you want a set that will last you for a life time, pick up the MIP. They are the best there is without a doubt. I use my MIP set to build all my kits and I have a protek set that I bring to the track. The protek set is ok, but the MIP tools are going to outlast the protek by years even though I use them much more.
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Wow there is clearly a good amount of support for the MIP and im liking the price range for them as well. I wounder If I could get just a set of replacement tips and then order machined metal handles? That would be the best. Im gonna look into MIP.

I agree with you guys that a good set of tools in invaluable. When I did electrical work, I used Fluke all over. The price was above average but hitting dead on every time I used them was priceless. The current set I have are starting to round themselves, the metal either was not heat treated properly or its just naturally soft. Needless to say, I still have a very old set of Craftsman tools that I love and they have gone through a lot!
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:47 PM   #18
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Has anyone used Racers Edge tools before? They look like a solid set of tools for something around $40..


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MIP. Enough said.
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Hudy is good but more show than substance.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:26 PM   #21
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Ok so im just about set on MIP tools, the fact that they use drill bit blanks to make tips is a selling point. Drills are made out of an extremely hard metals so im not worried about rounding the tips.

Next step in this process is socket nut drivers. MIP does not have them. I know these are not as critical but what's a good set?
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:25 PM   #22
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Pretty much anything you like the look of there. I wish MIP made a matching set, but i would go for the best handle you can get. The dynamite looks very nice, but the handles are so small and not comfortable. I like the protek socket drivers.
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Welcome to the tool thread of the day. You will never be satisfied with anyone's tool "set". The most valued tools in my box are 20 plus year old MIP's with like new tips. My 20 most used tools would represent several brands. I use the brand that does the job, lets say a 2mm hex wrench... every brand has a different feel, fit and so on, big handle, skinny , whatever... so in the end I have a nice mix that works awesome for me.

Actually the dynamite handles are cool in their own way, but it ain't no MIP.
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MIP are one of the best but I have recently gone through two 1.5mm drivers and one 2mm driver. It's too bad I can't just replace the tips like most tools out there.
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Not sure what the quality is like, but the bling factor is very high.

http://www.redrc.net/2013/02/arrowma...uminium-tools/
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Anyone uses the Associated 1655 toolset, whats the quality like. I'm in for some downsizing in my pitbox.
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Not sure what the quality is like, but the bling factor is very high.

http://www.redrc.net/2013/02/arrowma...uminium-tools/
That's my set.
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Anyone uses the Associated 1655 toolset, whats the quality like. I'm in for some downsizing in my pitbox.
Love it... swapped the 3/32 ball for a 2.0 ball and dialed. Great for kitchen table wrenching or anywhere outside the "lab". I roll with a full Hudy set but that 1655 is outstanding as well...
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Guys the conversation has moved into another direction, were looking for suggestions for nut drivers now. Ive settled on MIP tools for the HEX's.
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Not sure what the quality is like, but the bling factor is very high.

http://www.redrc.net/2013/02/arrowma...uminium-tools/
Not a big fan, as I am not of the limited edition hudy tools with the holes in the handles. It is for weight, but not as comfortable as the old style (which I have mostly).

I currently am using some integy drivers (the ones that have not been replaced by Hudy) and they work fairly well and are comfortable in the hands. A silver set are SAE and black handled set are metric.

Depending on what cars you are working on, you may need/want some other tools as well. I know with my TC's, a 2mm ball end is invaluable for the motor screw that I have to access through the spur. I use a 2.5mm ball end on various items on my ebuggy.
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