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06-02-2009 07:16 PM  8 years agoPost 1
rpat

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Ok I am looking for an electric screwdriver that has some long metric hex adapters that come with it. I am tired of twisting extra long screws on my slabs and helis, so give it up and put me on to what I want. Money is no object......( oh wait money is an object).
Rich

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06-02-2009 07:20 PM  8 years agoPost 2
lfalsetto

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Buy the skill driver about 29 bucks at Lowes or Home Depot then the drivers are 10 at Heliproz.com

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06-02-2009 07:52 PM  8 years agoPost 3
sharam

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When using an electric screwdriver (non-clutch type), make sure you stop right before you get the screw all the way in otherwise, you will strip the hole. I have had a few metal and plastic holes strip since the electric screwdriver has so much power!

Also, when undoing screws that have been loctited, first do it manually and after the screw is loose, then use the power driver otherwise, you might strip the screw head!

Experience is a wonderful thing!

Verba volant, scripta manet

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06-02-2009 07:55 PM  8 years agoPost 4
LaurenceGough

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Also I don't know if you're going to be using it with very thick plastic screws with large diameter threads but be careful, the screws and plastic can get stupidly hot. My hands got worn out of doing all the stupidly long thick screws into plastic in my nitro truggy so I got my drill out, felt the screw afterwards and couldn't touch it for more than a few seconds!

I doubt this will be a problem in helis though.

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06-02-2009 08:14 PM  8 years agoPost 5
rpat

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I just want something that will get the screws most of the way in . I am getting tired of having to twist them all the way in, it is time consuming to do it manually.

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06-02-2009 08:16 PM  8 years agoPost 6
lfalsetto

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I never use them to tighten the screws I do use it to dismantle when I crash it makes rebuilding very quick.

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06-02-2009 09:58 PM  8 years agoPost 7
Peefor

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I have used Metabo ones, and they're perfect. Nice and small with sufficiently little power not to strip screws into plastic when set at No1 on the clutch dial.

Soft start and clutch are essential whatever make you choose.

The one of the left is the old 4.8v one and the other is 7.2v LiIon, which is about as large as you would want to go.

Pete

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06-02-2009 10:30 PM  8 years agoPost 8
HydroJoe

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I use these..... http://www.toolmarts.com/milwaukee_...er_6547-22.html . They don't come with hex head bits but those are easy to find. This is by far the best screw gun I have used. The clutch is great....designed for electronics/ lightweight applications. You will be able to use it to completely tighten bolts w/o stripping the heads. They ain't cheap though.

T-Rex 450 SE V2 , T-Rex 600 NSP, Stryker F27 C....Yea, it's a plank.

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06-02-2009 11:29 PM  8 years agoPost 9
AirWolfRC

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Milwaukee 6547-22 I have two of them, three batteries and a charger. One stays on the bench and the other travels with me.

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06-02-2009 11:47 PM  8 years agoPost 10
Flying Tivo

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Makita
By far the best one i have ever owned.
It comes with a nice case and its a combo scrwdriver/impact.
I never thought using the impact driver on helis, but it came to
use when changing my bearings on my OS .91 engine.
The fan nut was very thight with small rust, so out came the impact drill with the crankshaft locking tool and voila, instantlly the nut was out. Then when assembly came, i reversed the process and then hand tight it and i could not tight it any more.
So in my book and excellent tool.

Felipe

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06-02-2009 11:52 PM  8 years agoPost 11
Saint728

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Those Makita in the twin pack are great. They are cheap and work well. Cost is under $200.00 for both at Lowes. My Brother in Law uses them with his electricians business, they take a pounding and keep on going.

Take Care,
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06-02-2009 11:55 PM  8 years agoPost 12
Anthony.L

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Been there, done that, works great!

Find a good inexpensive small drill like people have posted above. Then pick up the hex sizes you need from MIP. Best drivers you will find aside from Hudy (they don't make power drill hex's).

http://www.miponline.com/MIP/STWrench.html

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06-03-2009 12:15 AM  8 years agoPost 13
Flying Tivo

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MIP
Those are rather expensive, i know the quality is great.
I bought OFNA wrenches, but i had to file down a bit the bottom of the drill bit because the lock would not engage.

Felipe

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06-03-2009 04:23 AM  8 years agoPost 14
rpat

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thanks for the heads up guys.

peefor...where did you get your metabo?

I have to go to lowes tomorrow morning so I will check out what they have there. The Mikata might be overkill for me but I will check out what is there.
Rich

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06-03-2009 05:49 AM  8 years agoPost 15
whoamis

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Milwaukee 0490-22.

Lipo (lasts forever, strong, ....)
This particular SKU comes with extra battery
I paid like $65 from amazon: http://tiny url.com/qw43bx

They seem to have "replaced" it with new model, that looks like same thing but 1 battery.

The BEST part is that the clutch has a low setting which I trust with my little screws into aluminum on the T-Rex 450...

Sweet tool. Took me a while to bite down on that purchase, but I'm very happy about it.... makes short work of IKEA assembly, too.

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06-03-2009 10:06 AM  8 years agoPost 16
Peefor

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Norfolk UK

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peefor...where did you get your metabo?
http://www.axminster.co.uk/product....sfile=1&jump=44

They're quite popular around the world, so they may be available closer to you.

Pete

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06-16-2009 05:41 AM  8 years agoPost 17
rpat

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ok I found the answer for myself. I walked into Sears and asked what they had in a screwdrivers. The guy showed me a two speed with forward,reverse, I think that it has a 26 position clutch and it is lithium powered (4 volt). It's every thing that I wanted and all this for $39.00. Oh I forgot to add that it has a carring case with about 20 different bits included. I ordered the maverick set of metric hex's for it. Now I'm set.

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