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Old 03-18-2007, 07:53 PM   #1
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Who uses them and what type is reccomemded to avoid stripping threads.
Should i get one with torque contol which are very expensive or a cheaper one and stop just shy and then use hand driver.
I have just ordered mugen power hex bit .
I will mainly be using it for 3mm screws.

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Old 03-18-2007, 08:02 PM   #2
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I'd get one with variable torque and speed.
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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 cant say I have ever seen a racer use one either.
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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
Totally disagree. I have been using a 3.6v cordless screwdriver and it has made my racing life a lot easier.

To answer the original question, if you can afford to get one with a clutch, it would be better, but that makes the tool itself a bit bigger and heavier. I have gotten pretty good at sensing when the screw is tight, but I have also stopped just a bit short and then tightened the last bit by hand.
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Totally disagree. I have been using a 3.6v cordless screwdriver and it has made my racing life a lot easier.

To answer the original question, if you can afford to get one with a clutch, it would be better, but that makes the tool itself a bit bigger and heavier. I have gotten pretty good at sensing when the screw is tight, but I have also stopped just a bit short and then tightened the last bit by hand.
Absolutley...1000% recommend a cordless...I use a skil without torque hand held and ofna allen bits that fit 2.0 2.5 3.0mm...disassmbling cars to clean and repair are a snap....highly recommend..hope this helps.
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Old 03-18-2007, 09:31 PM   #7
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Money really aint the issue, but yes ones with clutch get bulky and big.
I was thinking of the Bosch IXO with no clutch, very small lithium ion powered.
Panasonic and Hitachi make some great units with a clutch but they do get heavy and bulky.
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I use the Panasonic screwdriver as the Kyosho cars use phillip head screws.

Not cheap but well worth it. Click here
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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
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Iv been using the one by black and decker with a clutch for about $25 to $30. I also like how they put quick release for the bit. Just makes life so much easier and saves your hands from more stress during a race.
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Iv been using the one by black and decker with a clutch for about $25 to $30. I also like how they put quick release for the bit. Just makes life so much easier and saves your hands from more stress during a race.
Is that a drill, in Australia you cannot get a cordless scewdriver with clutch for less than $175.
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i have a DeWalt cost about $80. it is big and heavy, but it does have a clutch...but most important to me is that it has proportional speed. Some that i seem turn too fast. I have use other w/o clutch. I just hold it lightly and let go when the screw gets tight...guess my hand is that clutch.
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i use the 3.6V black & decker and it makes assembly/disassembly so much easier.

for those who don't want stripping especially when tightening, just use the tool up to where it almost tightens, and hand tight the screws afterwards.
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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
I use the one shown in your link to change tyres as well as the 10.8 v in the pic below with small chuck attachment to work on the car.
It took me all of 5 minutes to swap a 3mm chassis to a 4 mm chassis and set the mesh with this tool!
I can highly recomend these drivers as they are small and light weight and drill speed is not too fast for the job
I got the chuck from Gasweld for $30 as i couldn't find the longer hex driver bits, but if you can get hold of some, grab em'
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has that pictured bosch drill got torque control?
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