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Old 01-20-2010, 12:16 PM   #1
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How is the quality of their tools? How does it compare to Hudy? Are there any other options I should be looking at?

I am thinking about buying one of their big tool bundles where they let you pick the tools which is better for me as a Losi owner. Brands like Hudy don't have any packages that really fit Losi cars, so it gets super expensive VERY fast.
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They are excellent, my second favorite tools.

My favorite are MIP but if you need everything, EDS sets are hard to beat.
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Are there any specific tools that they make that are sub-par? Like should I avoid their Flywheel Tool or anything along those lines? I am outfitting a 25 piece set and I am already over the 25 tool limit....so if there is anything that I might get superior tools elsewhere for a specific job it would be awesome to know.

Also since I plan to race a Losi 8ight are there any obvious tools that I am missing? I picked some extra metric tools in case I ever switch to a different brand buggy too. And yeah I know I posted this in the wrong forum since it should be in off road...my 2nd time doing that.

Right now I have these on my list (so I am two over the limit):
27 Part numbers listed below

Nut Drivers (7)
3/16 EDS-150247
1/4 EDS-150263
5/16 EDS-150279
11/32 EDS-150287
5.0mm EDS-150150
5.5mm EDS-150155
7.0mm EDS-150170

Allen Wrenches (8)
.05 in EDS-110256
1/16 EDS-110263
5/64 EDS-110278
3/32 EDS-110293
1.5mm EDS-110115
2.5mm EDS-110125
2.0mm EDS-110120
3.0mm EDS-110130


Screwdrivers (6)
3.0 x 120mm Slotted EDS-130130
5.0 x 120mm Slotted EDS-130150
3.5 x 120 Phillips EDS-140135
4.0 x 120 Phillips EDS-140140
5.0 x 120 Phillips EDS-140150
5.8 x 120 Phillips EDS-140159

Special Purpose (6)
Flywheel Remover (.21+) EDS-190007
Arm Reamer 4.0 EDS-190023
Reamer for Lexan EDS-190003
Turnbuckle Wrench 5mm EDS-190010
Glowplug Wrench EDS-190002
Exhaust Spring Tool EDS-190001
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Nut Drivers (7)
3/16 EDS-150247
1/4 EDS-150263
5/16 EDS-150279
11/32 EDS-150287
5.0mm EDS-150150
5.5mm EDS-150155
7.0mm EDS-150170

For nut drivers, I just use a cheap, 1/4 drive socket set from craftsmen and an ancient snap-on handle. But if you race pan cars, the 1/4 nut driver is a near must.

Allen Wrenches (8)
.05 in EDS-110256
1/16 EDS-110263
5/64 EDS-110278
3/32 EDS-110293
1.5mm EDS-110115
2.5mm EDS-110125
2.0mm EDS-110120
3.0mm EDS-110130

You need all of those.

Screwdrivers (6)
3.0 x 120mm Slotted EDS-130130
5.0 x 120mm Slotted EDS-130150
3.5 x 120 Phillips EDS-140135
4.0 x 120 Phillips EDS-140140
5.0 x 120 Phillips EDS-140150
5.8 x 120 Phillips EDS-140159

Some people prefer the RC screwdrivers, some people like me just use hardware store screwdrivers.

Special Purpose (6)
Flywheel Remover (.21+) EDS-190007 Not needed but nice.
Arm Reamer 4.0 EDS-190023 Never needed them myself
Reamer for Lexan EDS-190003 Fantastic. Very quick and clean.
Turnbuckle Wrench 5mm EDS-190010 I use pliers but they are nice.
Glowplug Wrench EDS-190002 I prefer my modified OS wrench
Exhaust Spring Tool EDS-190001[/QUOTE] Great on those caster clips. How did I live without this for so long?
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In addition, you may want to look into getting the power tool allen drivers. A cheap cordless screwdriver and a set of those can make building a new car MUCH more enjoyable.
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I really want the screwdrivers since I have nightmares of my original RC10's alloy screws stripping back in the day.

I have a huge set of Craftsman tools that I use on my real car, but I figured I should get a good set for the RC car that I can carry with me to the track.

But maybe I will review my list. I might swap the Nut Drivers for a powered set. I am just really nervous about stripping stuff with a power set.
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just make sure your power tool has a clutch adjustment and it will slip when you get to tight
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:00 PM   #8
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just make sure your power tool has a clutch adjustment and it will slip when you get to tight
The tool itself has the clutch, not the drill, right?
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No, he is saying get a power screwdriver with a clutch. They are available.

Do not use a drill, way too strong and fast. I use a real cheap POS cordless screwdriver from the hardware store. It's so cheap, it doesn't have the power to strip a screw if your careful. Better ones have a clutch on them to prevent stripping.
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No, he is saying get a power screwdriver with a clutch. They are available.

Do not use a drill, way too strong and fast. I use a real cheap POS cordless screwdriver from the hardware store. It's so cheap, it doesn't have the power to strip a screw if your careful. Better ones have a clutch on them to prevent stripping.
OK cool, thanks for the info guys.
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This is what I use. I only use it for dis-assembly, I use the hand drivers for assembly, this way its harder to strip a thread.

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EDS are very nice tools. Haven't found a no need tool from EDS yet. I really like their clutch adjusment tool. It has more adjustment than the Hudy. For drivers I use the MIP's. MIP's are ground harden drill shanks(extremely hard stuff).the hardest tips I've ever used. MIP does not offer replacement tips but you can send them in for re-sharpening(Never had to use this service in 2 + years of use).
If you use a cordless driver make sure it does not spin to fast. It's the speed of the screw that melts the plastic this will strip the your plastic faster than over tighting.



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If you do use the 1.5mm, I would buy an extra bit. Being only 1.5mm, it is easy to break off the tip. I think they were only a couple bucks. Having your name engraved is a great idea also. Because someone will accidentally pick up one of your tools. A+ for EDS Tools
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The EDS hex screw drivers are fine with me... but bear in mind don't use it on Tamiya hex screws cause they surely strip..
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The EDS hex screw drivers are fine with me... but bear in mind don't use it on Tamiya hex screws cause they surely strip..
I havn't run into that problem with the 2.0 mm driver - have used it to loosen and tighten the motor screws in my ta05 for years..
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