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Old 05-04-2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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Im looking to buy a set of drivers to use in the pits. From 1mm to 3mm. I will also need a standard set of tools as well.
I would love to buy a set from Hudy but I think that their popularity has gone straight to their head, anyone willing to pay $20+ for ONE driver or $80 for four drivers should get a mental evaluation.

Anyone who races has had to at one point or another buy a tool set. Please let me know what you like and what is durable and comfortable to use. I have a set that has aluminum handles and I hate them.
They are too lite and are annoying to use. I would like something with a metal handle. Also, someone at my track has a tool set that has nut drivers at the other end molded into the handle, this would be great.
I use to have a set of Dynamite tools and I enjoyed working with those but I would like a diff set.
I was looking at some tools on eBay that look like they are good quality, the name was "Qmax".. Anyone have any experience with those?

Thanks for your input, I appreciate it.
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Im looking to buy a set of drivers to use in the pits. From 1mm to 3mm. I will also need a standard set of tools as well.
I would love to buy a set from Hudy but I think that their popularity has gone straight to their head, anyone willing to pay $20+ for ONE driver or $80 for four drivers should get a mental evaluation.

Anyone who races has had to use at one point or another buy a tool set. Please let me know what you like and what is durable and comfortable to use. I have a set that has aluminum handles and I hate them.
They are too lite and are annoying to use. I would like something with a metal handle. Also, someone at my track has a tool set that has nut drivers at the other end molded into the handle, this would be great.
I use to have a set of Dynamite tools and I enjoyed working with those but I would like a diff set.
I was looking at some tools on eBay that look like they are good quality, the name was "Qmax".. Anyone have any experience with those?

Thanks for your input, I appreciate it.
All my tools use to be Hudy. I recently changed all my tools to TAMIYA TRF tools (not the price you are looking for). If you are looking for a good set, I was also looking at Mugen's 10pc set. It sells for about $150 or less. Check it out on ebay or amainhobbies.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:36 PM   #3
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Simply the best
http://www.amainhobbies.com/advanced...+tools&x=0&y=0

You can also contact [email protected] Hudy style and quality at 1/2 the cost
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Buy a full set of Turnigy drivers from hobbyking for under $3 each, take the tips out of the hex drivers and replace them with tips from EDS or some other brand for $8 each and win. The only important tools in you bag are the 1.2, 2, 2,5 and 3mm hex drivers, and then it is only the tips that matter. Any old alloy handle can be shoved on there. The socket drivers you do not need expensive here, turnbuckle wrenches you don't need expensive there either.





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This is my tool kit, its a mix of EDS and Turnigy, if i was doing this over again i would buy Turnigy and replace the hex tips with EDS and save a lot of money.

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I scored a set of Hudy but always thought I would go with these..

http://www.racers-edge.com/Power_Gri..._p/rce7700.htm

Excellent customer support and I just picked up the Twin 400 charger and it is top notch..

ProTek from a main are sweet tools too...

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MIP, they might not look the best but they work the best IMO and out last any hex driver I've owned....
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Hmm definitely a lot of good suggestions.. Ill have to check out some of the tools you guys listed and see what will work for the price. Thanks for all the help so far and if anyone else has any input, please do chime in!
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Been running HUDY and am pretty happy with them. As other have mentioned the MIP tools are solid and favorite at the track where I race.
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I will consider them maybe. Im not too crazy about the yellow plastic they use for the handle, and I like to stands my drivers up on the table sometime but I guess I can get use to it..
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I also have this in my pit box and would also recommend it if you need both SAE & Metric http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...r-Set-w-Handle
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I've been very pleased with my hudy tools.
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Mip are the best I have used
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http://www.dynamiterc.com/

Rubber coated handle so you won't slip when your hands are sweaty, ergonomic and the end cap of the handle spins. Dirt cheap too.
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If you plan on having RC cars around, whether racing or monster truckin, a good set of tools are invaluable. It's something you'll appreciate every time you change a pinion gear or adjust droop. I've had the same set of tools while having about 20 different makes/models of cars.
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