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Old 11-26-2009, 08:39 AM   #1
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Can someone recomend a good hex driver set? Building a trex 500 and don't want to be stripping any heads out. Thanks..
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:42 AM   #2
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get the aligns set. they work great.
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:52 AM   #3
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I've got the Wiha set. Very durable.
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:58 AM   #4
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The Align's are awesome.

Heli-direct also sells a 4-in-1 that's kind of an Align knock-off, but the quality is good. Serves 2 purposes, nice for the field bag and when you need to double-up on some sizes like for feathering shafts.
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:57 AM   #5
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where can i get that set
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:53 AM   #6
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I got my set from EDS racing tools

http://edsracingproducts.com/

and you cna get them personalized
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:40 PM   #7
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I am a big fan of Moody Tools... Made in America, Highest Quality, Fair and Reasonable pricing.
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:52 PM   #8
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Hudy

The only drivers you'll ever need.
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:01 AM   #9
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Can someone recomend a good hex driver set? Building a trex 500 and don't want to be stripping any heads out. Thanks..
Hi,

The secret tip are OFNA hex drivers with the black handle. Very affordable, super durable. With the set I have, I built several cars and helis over the past years. It is still runnning strong. I built the T500 with it: Not a single head stripped. Just add some tiny amount of grease to the first thread of the screw, before you go in.

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Old 11-26-2009, 09:03 AM   #10
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:12 AM   #11
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I started out with a set of Aligns and while the tips are good, the handles leave something to be desired, i.e. it's hard to get a good grip and I've had the end cap break on one of them. I've been gradually replacing them with Thorp drivers, which are a little pricey but have some of the most comfortable handles I've ever used. I probably won't replace the 1.5mm Align since I have very few uses for it after getting rid of my 450.
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:14 AM   #12
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:43 AM   #13
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Aligns have been working great for me!
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:11 AM   #14
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THORPE'S are Great!!
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:46 PM   #15
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I bought a full set of MIP Thorp hex drives from "St Louis RC".
http://www.stlouisrc.com

Best price I could find and they pay for shipping!
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:37 PM   #16
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I love my snap-on set. Might be pricey but they are great quality, warrantied for life and tips hold up good.
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:40 AM   #17
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Another vote for EDS. They are excellent quality, with super hard tips which are replaceable. You can also get a great combination set with the tips in the handle.
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:20 PM   #18
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EXI must have tool kit. Its got ball links, needle nose, dykes, ball link adjuster, pitch gage and about 8 hex drivers. Comes in an aluminum case for like 20 bucks.

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Old 07-29-2012, 08:42 PM   #19
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Any thing wiha makes is better than or as good as the best drivers you can get, I sold my wiha set and went to dynamite's set of aluminum handles as they have a better feel in the hand and are of decent quality however I do regret that decision I just feel that wiha are better quality

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Old 12-11-2012, 04:42 PM   #20
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Need to replace my old Century hex driver set. Has anyone tried the JR hex drivers?
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