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Old 03-19-2007, 05:53 AM   #16
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has that pictured bosch drill got torque control?
It hasn't got torque control but has a sensitive trigger that makes it a breese to regulate the speed of the drill.
I usually use the drill to tighten the screws 95% of the way, then nip em' up with the hand driver to finish setting the tension as i would with any type of drill ( torque settings or not)
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has that pictured bosch drill got torque control?
Also that drill is the next size up from the palm sized one in the link
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Old 03-19-2007, 06:10 AM   #18
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Thanks Itchy

I will buy the palm one and tighten screws like you said 95% with drill then nip up with hand.

And mugen makes all the bits to fit 1/4 drivers for your info.
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I am changing to use its LiPo version, it is so nice. You will love it.
http://national.jp/powertool/spc/ez7411.html
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I will buy the palm one and tighten screws like you said 95% with drill then nip up with hand.

And mugen makes all the bits to fit 1/4 drivers for your info.
Thanks for the tip PROVK
Do you have a link for the bits?
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Old 03-19-2007, 06:37 AM   #21
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Hey Everyone. This is the one and only one I would suggest.

http://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-6547.../dp/B0000223HR

This is lite, has 2 speed and torgue control. As far as not using a cordless, that is just plain silly. EVERY racer I know for the most part uses something. The one I just posted is top dog for RC applications. I'm not sure of it's availability outside of US.
This is the one I just bought and LOVE it. It is a bit bigger, but it has a 2 speed and torque control as well. I even has an LED on the front!

http://www.amazon.com/Hitachi-DB3DL-.../dp/B000H2P05Q

It's ay cool. I would have gotten the Milwaukee, but was impatient to order and got the Hitachi at Lowes hardware locally.
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Old 03-19-2007, 06:44 AM   #22
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I purchased this cordless screwdriver from Sears for about $110... It works great!

http://www.dewalt.com/us/products/to...productID=2739
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Old 03-19-2007, 07:26 AM   #23
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I was thinking of getting that one, can clutch be set soft so it doesnt strip screws into plastic.

This one is good for the price
http://www.justtools.com.au/prod2830.htm

that looks just like the skil I use but im sure that is more expensive because of the brand..
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Neither--this is avoided by every racer that I have known. In the long run it will be much more hassle than using hand tools........striped screws arms ect
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I have NEVER stripped a screw with a cordless in over 10 years. You do need to use common sence here guys. So I suppose it all comes down to preference. I use mine most of the time, but not always. If anything, I would get one to at least strip the car since it's much faster and easier on the hands. But if you can't controll a cordless, don't get one. This is also why they have clutches, I always keep my clutch on #1, the softest setting then crank it tight after the clutch kicks in. Again, common sence.
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This is the one that I use for about $30. it has 2 speeds one for drilling and for screws.

http://www.blackanddecker.com/Produc...ProductID=6150
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This is the one that I use for about $30. it has 2 speeds one for drilling and for screws.

http://www.blackanddecker.com/Produc...ProductID=6150
Dude, that's not bad for $30 bucks! A little big, but nice!
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Hey Everyone. This is the one and only one I would suggest.

http://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-6547.../dp/B0000223HR
Agreed 100%. The Milwaukee is superior, plus it is small and light. It has a rocker switch for quick forward/reverse, has a clutch, and pivots to a pistol grip if you like. I own 2 and have been using them for years. It is only 2.4V but you don't need anything more for for r/c cars. The other silly feature I rally like is when it is bent in a pistol shape, I can rest it on my thigh really quick when I am short on work area or need to use both hands.

Once you learn the clutch settings, you'll end up picking like 2 settings. The lighter setting I use for softer plastic to avoid stripping and the heavier for going into metal with bigger screws like on the bottom of the chassis. Both are still set light to not drive the screws in all the way tight and then I do the final torquing by hand.

To the original posters, you really should get one and learn a technique that works for you. Overall, it saves an incredible amount of time on a car rebuild.
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This is the one I got for $15 at sears. It came with 20 different tips, and 8 drill bits. The OFNA hex drivers (tips) are the best tool investment I've made. This thing is awesome for taking the car apart. These guys make a good point about assembly, using two tools to tighten one screw is silly, IMO. I always use hand tools when re-assembling.
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Old 03-19-2007, 03:41 PM   #30
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Cordless drills are great. What you should be doing also is.....when you are screwing into plastic, always turn the screw counter clockwise until you hear/feel a click, then begin screwing it in clock wise. This method will insure that you are going back into the thread pattern exactly. Dont believe me....try it. I start all my screws by hand with the bit, and finish it with the drill. I also crack screws with hand then use the drill to back it out the rest of the way. Like others have stated, it seems like a little bit more of a hassle, but once you nail down a strategy, repairs go alot faster.
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