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Old 04-09-2009, 11:26 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Hex Wrenches - What Is The Best?

I recently bought a new set of hex wrenches made by proline. I am not happy with them. One tip already stripped and one tip bent. They are less than a month old. I used Team Magic wrenches before that and they were great but they are very hard to find. I was thinking about buying a Hudy set it is very complete and I know they should be top notch, I just don't want to blow another hundred bucks on inferior products. So who is using what and how do they hold up. Thanks for the input.
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After a lot of time testing and screwing wrenches, i would say that the best so far for me are ULTIMATE RACING ones, and then i would say Thunder Tiger ones ...

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Old 04-09-2009, 11:29 PM   #3
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For standard I use the red Dynamite wrenches and a blue associated
For metric I bought the ofna ones and they have been very good to me.
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While I do like the hudys,I have actually put down so much torque that the set screw in the handle was pushed out, with the threads! I feel the mip wrenches are hands down the best.
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:51 PM   #6
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I run the dynamites have been for about a year, and i really like them. Very ergonomic, to is wider and flatter for torque, lower on the handle is thin and round for speed.
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TTR is what I use and they are great
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i like the hudy ones thay are (for me) the best r/c hand tool
i have had go hudy and dont look back
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EDS tools are also very good
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EDS hands down...
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I have a few different brands of wrenches. What I've found during the many years of racing and wrenching is that different hex heads have slightly different hexs meaning that some wrenches will fit some screws better than others and vice versa when you change the screw to a different manufacturer. I keep mulitple brands of hex drivers from Associated, dynamite, integy, bolink, ofna, and hudy. I have to say that the red handle dynamite wrenches are a really good wrench set for the money. It's fairly inexpensive and they hold up great. I have a bunch of older assocaited and bolink wrenches along with a few of the hudy's, but to me, I like the dynamites the most.
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Originally Posted by arm2storm View Post
Definetely. I have Hudy and Mugen. Mugen tools have special features on the hand grip, where you can slide in another screwdriver into the hole ( at the hand grip ), so they become like a T shape. This way I have extra torque to unscrew 4mm screws.

Btw, EDS are also good tools for value.
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Just got a new set of Associated wrenches last summer. Not very happy with the quallity of the tip material (seams soft) or the fit. Went through 3 1/16" tips, one 1,5mm, one 2mm, and one .050".

when the tips break or round off I reach for my old MIP/Thorp whenches. They always get the job done.
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MIP all the way. I've tried many brands and have alway had problems with how they fix in the screw head got the MIP and man they are a perfect fix.
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I've had both a Hudy and EDS set of tools.

The EDS is the only way to go in my opinion. I will never buy any other tool from a different manufacturer again.
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