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Tools for getting started in RC

Discussion in 'Tools' started by WoodiE, May 17, 2015.

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    Don't know - I prefer the mantra "buy once, buy right". PB Swiss will definitely be cheaper in the long run, especially with a lifetime guarantee
     
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    I looked them up. Looks like they only sell L wrenches? I used the L shaped hex wrenches for years, but if I am gonna spend $35 to $50 on a set, I want real handles. MIP 's with proper handles - 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0 will cost about the same ($40) and will cover every hex on a Arrma 1/8 rig, except for the pillow ball cup.

    Or get the Turnigy, for $10 for the whole set. Then replace them in a year or two for another $10.
     
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    Hex wise they sell bits, drivers, ball drivers, L-handles and T-handles. The ordinary drivers cost around £5 ($4) each with lifetime guarantee that is tried and tested - even if the tool if just worn out, 9/10 they will replace it no questions asked.
     
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    $5 a driver is a good price. Where can I get them? The only on-line vendor I saw was Amazon, they only had the L wrenches.
     
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    Be very careful with T-Handles as it's very easy to underestimate how much torque those wrenches apply to screws until it's to late and you've popped a head off.
     
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    http://www.shop.pbtools.us/PB-205-Hex-Key-Screwdrivers_c64.htm

    Slightly more in the US as they are made in Switzerland so imported over - for once it's cheaper to buy something in the UK haha!

    Honestly at these prices, made in Switzerland and lifetime guarantee they are fantastic value.

    Got a set of Bondhus t-handles and you are correct - have to be careful. Enough to get them tight, then a slight turn more is all that's needed. I have popped a fair few by over tightening on things none-RC related so agree it's very easy to pop a head off!
     
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    Bought Wera tools. Super happy! Longevity!!
     
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    Thx Woodie. Spent a little more but will last. My neighbor has used Wera for 30 years! German!
     
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