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Old 01-21-2006, 09:39 AM   #46
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Where is the best place to buy the hudy ones?
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Old 01-21-2006, 11:44 AM   #47
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I may be the only person who says this but I really dont care for the hudy tools. I just cant seem to get a good grip on them. I personally use all snap on tips with their ratchet screwdriver, or the ball end allens for tight fit. I also will say that the hudy tools I have came with my original xray t1 so maybe they have changed
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Old 01-21-2006, 03:23 PM   #48
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Hudy and 3Racing. Looks like eachother but they're great tools.
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Old 01-21-2006, 09:43 PM   #49
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Instead of posting a new thread, can someone recommend a decent soldering iron? I'm not talking about a soldering station that costs $150+, just something simple that can take car of soldering batteries (I usually get mine pre-built and use plugs) every once in a while and also motors for the occasional swap out. I saw a small soldering iron at Radio Shack that was adjustable from 20 to 40 watts which I think should be enough, but i'd like to run it by you all first!!

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...tId=2062750&cp
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Instead of posting a new thread, can someone recommend a decent soldering iron? I'm not talking about a soldering station that costs $150+, just something simple that can take car of soldering batteries (I usually get mine pre-built and use plugs) every once in a while and also motors for the occasional swap out. I saw a small soldering iron at Radio Shack that was adjustable from 20 to 40 watts which I think should be enough, but i'd like to run it by you all first!!

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...tId=2062750&cp
Goot soldering irons are very good for $30-35. I have the dual temp one and it can solder the gates of hell shut at the high setting. lol

you can buy it here...

http://www.bomir.com/online/?sub=50
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Old 01-21-2006, 10:24 PM   #51
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Instead of posting a new thread, can someone recommend a decent soldering iron? I'm not talking about a soldering station that costs $150+, just something simple that can take car of soldering batteries (I usually get mine pre-built and use plugs) every once in a while and also motors for the occasional swap out. I saw a small soldering iron at Radio Shack that was adjustable from 20 to 40 watts which I think should be enough, but i'd like to run it by you all first!!

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...tId=2062750&cp

I had the RS one you're talking about. Dont bother with it. Its not good for much more than 16-18 guage wire. And thats just the first week of use. The tips degrade so quickly, its not funny. I have the circuit specialists hakko 936 replica and it is perfect for RC. Plus it comes to right around 50 dollars shipped. While you're there buy one or two of the 900m-TS3 tips, as the iron comes with a rather useless tip. Eben then it still doesn't top $60.

http://www.circuitspecialists.com/prod.itml/icOid/7307
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Old 01-22-2006, 07:26 AM   #52
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I'd recommend the goot irons as well,I have a TQ-95 and it solders crazy fast,and is fairly inexpensive. http://www.bomir.com/online/?sub=78
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My first set was my Snap-On stuff robbed from work, didn't need much with a 2003 T-Maxx. The Thunder Tiger drivers have brute strength, and handles but fit my carny hands.Team Losi are even better, though the tips shatter.

I've bein using a Weller 100/130watt [old style, nutted tip]
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[Has anyone or would you use the outter case as a Neg edge]
Was keeping a 30W iron in my Nitro Box. It could barely fix 18ga wires, about right for antenna's.
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I use the dynamite hex drivers and klein nut drivers. You can't beat craftsman for their screwdrivers.

For an iron, I use the Radioshack digital station. It's adjustable and I've never had any problems out of it. It be had for about $70.
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I use a mix of MIP Thorp drivers and Team Losi drivers for my hex screws. As for the nut driver, the good ole' box wrench does the job for me.
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i have had a set of MIP drivers for over 7 years now. When they wear, I just send em in and get that all replaced at once.
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The MIP and Thorp are the same,they are probably the best ones in the hobby industry.
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I use the integy ti-nitride hex drivers, the nicest thing about them is that they are color coded which helps a lot.
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Get the cheapest ones you can find!
Their wrenches for god's sake.
I tried the Hudy Tools and I felt like just that,
a TOOL for spending that much money on them.
They lasted me just as long as a $25 set I bought at my LHS.
Spend your money on your car.
I use Integy and Power Racing tools right now.
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There are some things that you can skimp on,tools isn't one of them,but price doesn't always determine quality either.
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