Good set of tools

Use this forum for any non-R/C related discussions.

Moderator: Moderators

Post Reply
User avatar
MonoSavageX
Savage Superstar
Savage Superstar
Posts: 275
Joined: Fri May 23, 2014 11:00 pm
Location: Beloit WI

Good set of tools

Post by MonoSavageX » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:51 pm

So I stripped out my 3mm hex screwdriver and wanna get another one, but I would like to just buy a set 1.5mm 2mm 2.5mm 3mm hex screwdrivers but I want a set that wont take a crap on my in 6months. I've heard that HUDY and MIP are both top of the line brands as far as tools go. Any opinions would be welcomed and appreciated.
Savage X LRP.32 All sorts of upgrades!!!
Savage SS Custom machined TVPs LRP.28
LOSI 5ive-T Upgraded engine/servos
Jato 3.3 Stock


If your not supposed to break them, why do they make new parts?

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

User avatar
jmcn_r
Savage Enthusiast
Savage Enthusiast
Posts: 185
Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2004 11:00 pm
Location: Ft Lauderdale-School/Jamaica-Home

Post by jmcn_r » Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:52 pm

Funny enough one of the very best set of small sized tools I have ever had was from Exceed! Super light and extremely strong, got them originally when I was heavily into Mini Z racing in Miami/Ft Lauderdale but had to leave them behind when I moved.

Besides proper mainstream tools, I have also used some basic Kyosho, Tamiya, Ofna, HPI and Duratrax tools...surprisingly with the Kyosho being the only one I wouldnt buy again!
Back to the Future, and another round of RC Hobby addiction!!!
[color=green]BANNED Racing[/color]

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

User avatar
jmcn_r
Savage Enthusiast
Savage Enthusiast
Posts: 185
Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2004 11:00 pm
Location: Ft Lauderdale-School/Jamaica-Home

Post by jmcn_r » Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:04 am

P.S. I know alot of the old timers at the track kept this exact set in their boxes, never had it though.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MIP-Thorp-Metri ... 1570102795
Back to the Future, and another round of RC Hobby addiction!!!
[color=green]BANNED Racing[/color]

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

User avatar
Caretaker
Savage Superstar
Savage Superstar
Posts: 469
Joined: Sun May 15, 2005 11:00 pm
Location: Almere, The Netherlands
Contact:

Post by Caretaker » Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:44 am

I had a set of Thunder Tiger hexes that lasted me for years..
\m/ (-_-) \m/

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

User avatar
MonoSavageX
Savage Superstar
Savage Superstar
Posts: 275
Joined: Fri May 23, 2014 11:00 pm
Location: Beloit WI

Post by MonoSavageX » Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:30 am

[quote="Caretaker";p="885465"]I had a set of Thunder Tiger hexes that lasted me for years..
Savage X LRP.32 All sorts of upgrades!!!
Savage SS Custom machined TVPs LRP.28
LOSI 5ive-T Upgraded engine/servos
Jato 3.3 Stock


If your not supposed to break them, why do they make new parts?

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

User avatar
Caretaker
Savage Superstar
Savage Superstar
Posts: 469
Joined: Sun May 15, 2005 11:00 pm
Location: Almere, The Netherlands
Contact:

Post by Caretaker » Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:32 am

:) :) :)   That was the first site i could find with a clear pic..  :)  Google Chrome translated it for me ..
If you can find this set you will be fine.
\m/ (-_-) \m/

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

User avatar
andreg
Savage Newbie
Savage Newbie
Posts: 43
Joined: Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:00 am
Location: Norway

Post by andreg » Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:56 am

I picked up all the HPI Pro-series tools after I got my Savage, and after several of them quickly became useless I decided to get a better set.

When reading around the web I got the impression that MIP stand out as the best of the hobby tools, as long as you are comfortable with the design and non-replacable tips.
Hudy, EDS and Xceed seem to be somewhat similar in quality and the vast majority that have a set of these brands are saying good things about their tools. Mugen Seiki also seems like a good choice, and if you have a lot of funds burning in your pocket you can take a look at the Kyosho Kanai range of tools.

For me it came down to price, availability and what colour I liked, so I ended up with a Hudy Limited Edition set that I supplemented with a few other parts that I felt I needed:

Image

Here in Norway I found this set for less that it would have cost me for a set of EDS or Xceed, and since Hudy have a good distributor here I can get any additions or replacements I want rather easily.
I'm happy with the quality of the tips so far and they fit really well in the heads of the screws so I'm not afraid of stripping them. Note that I almost only use Allen buttonheads, so I can't say much about how the Philips and flathead screwdrivers are (apart from that the flatheads are too long for the bag they come in...).

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

User avatar
NITRO_SAVAGE
Savage Enthusiast
Savage Enthusiast
Posts: 120
Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:00 pm
Location: NY

Post by NITRO_SAVAGE » Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:00 am

I got BULLIT like 6 years age they work great and they are retractable, I got 3 sets . metric hex , metric ball hex and Phillips and slotted. $45 a set lifetime tip replacement. Now they are nowhere to be found, I never had to replace tips.

  http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/b ... -169295059

link above of what they look like.

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

MShark
Savage Extraordinaire
Savage Extraordinaire
Posts: 639
Joined: Tue May 21, 2013 11:00 pm

Post by MShark » Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:11 pm

I have the Duratrax hex set for the last 2 years that I've been in the hobby and they're holding up pretty well.
Looking for well modded truggy/buggy, PM me! Also maybe Savage X/XL

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

User avatar
MonoSavageX
Savage Superstar
Savage Superstar
Posts: 275
Joined: Fri May 23, 2014 11:00 pm
Location: Beloit WI

Post by MonoSavageX » Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:42 pm

Yea I thought about the HUDY set but here in the states there like $300. but if there worth it than there worth it.

@MShark I bought a duratrax single handle quick change kit and that this was junk stripped out that handle in less then 60d ays but my tuning screw driver is duratrax and is very nice so IDK lol
Savage X LRP.32 All sorts of upgrades!!!
Savage SS Custom machined TVPs LRP.28
LOSI 5ive-T Upgraded engine/servos
Jato 3.3 Stock


If your not supposed to break them, why do they make new parts?

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

User avatar
Mendoza
Savage Superstar
Savage Superstar
Posts: 330
Joined: Fri May 08, 2015 11:00 pm
Location: Australia

Post by Mendoza » Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:24 am

One word IMO ... Hudy. I've got some EDS as well which are cheaper but not the same calibre.

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

User avatar
Nitrojedi
Savage Extraordinaire
Savage Extraordinaire
Posts: 2433
Joined: Sun Dec 28, 2003 12:00 am

Post by Nitrojedi » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:50 am

I sell the complete Aeromax set for $199.00...they are quite nice and have help up really well....I use them in the shop every day without any issues

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

User avatar
andreg
Savage Newbie
Savage Newbie
Posts: 43
Joined: Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:00 am
Location: Norway

Post by andreg » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:45 pm

Since my last post I picked up a MIP Thorp 3mm Allen Wrench at a discount, and I have to say I understand why so many swear by them. Those handles give a great grip and I liked them so much that I got their 1,5mm, 2mm, and 2,5mm set as well...
The Hudy set I have are still my go-to tools for everyday use, but if some screws are really stuck and lots of force is required I'm actually more comfortable with the MIP tools.

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests