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06-01-2009 06:04 PM  9 years agoPost 81
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I wouldn't want T wrenchs for working on a heli, but your mileage may vary.
they have there uses on larger heli's since they are basically an L wrench (2 bits) with a comfy speed handle. It would be nice if snap-on made regular mini drivers because snap-on's quality is one of the best, if not the best out there.

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06-01-2009 06:14 PM  9 years agoPost 82
Ace Dude

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I know what they are and I fly larger helis. I still have no interest in using them. Turning a T handle is too slow.

  

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06-01-2009 11:03 PM  9 years agoPost 83
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When I used to work on UAV helicoptors, the T-handles were great for the larger mm, tighter bolts, they gave you more leverage when twisting. And I still have a set of them, But on regular hobby helis I just haven't found a need for them so I just use my losi.

Which is worse, ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care!

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06-29-2009 03:56 AM  9 years agoPost 84
aadams1278

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what about these by Wiha?
for those that had bad experiences with the narrow handles on the Wiha sets...what about this set with the larger grip?

That won't solve the rounding off problems that Dood mentioned, but they have the lifetime replacement warranty which may or may not offset that to some people.

i haven't been able to find information on whether or not the Hudy's have any warranty....do they? a warranty would be important to me...

PS. how do you guys insert full size photos in a post instead of the thumbnail?

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06-29-2009 04:08 AM  9 years agoPost 85
DGS

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Thorp....no comparison. Especially for the smaller sizes. Several times (using other brands) I couldn't budge a small set screw (ex. TRex tail) - felt like it was going to round out the hex. Used the Thorp and out it came.

Dave

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06-29-2009 11:23 PM  9 years agoPost 86
imnxtc

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Thorp....no comparison. Especially for the smaller sizes. Several times (using other brands) I couldn't budge a small set screw (ex. TRex tail) - felt like it was going to round out the hex. Used the Thorp and out it came.
I have had the same experience with my Century ones - others have rounded the tips but not the ones I have from Century. I would think most that have proper sized hardened tips would be the same.

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06-30-2009 12:47 AM  9 years agoPost 87
Ronald Thomas

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I use Snap-on tools. Had them for 15 years. That is about how long it takes to pay them off but they are well worth it plus they have a lifetime replacement guarantee.......Ron

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06-30-2009 01:27 AM  9 years agoPost 88
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i agree. i buy almost strictly snap on, or mac. both have excellent service but yes they're a little pricey. i've never regreted one purchase off of either of these tool trucks. the mac guy once demonstrated a set of needle nose buy mounting a penny to the ceiling of his truck and hanging on it with his pliers. he then asked everyone to try their pliers and noone could compare. just a matter of quality. all their tools have the same quality.

fly it like you stole it

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06-30-2009 01:27 AM  9 years agoPost 89
whirlyspud

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For many tools, Snap-On can not be beat, but Hex drivers are a special case. Thorp,MPI,HUDY, and most any other ground tip tools are better for the sizes used in our hobby. I've been buying Snap-on for about 30 years myself.

Mike

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06-30-2009 05:09 AM  9 years agoPost 90
vinrx7

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Bondhus Protanium driver set. Fairly priced with no question asked lifetime replacement.

STUPID TREE!!!

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06-30-2009 09:42 AM  9 years agoPost 91
Jeff polisena

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I use Align hex driver set on Align helis it seems that all the others Ive tried are off just a little and strip out cap screws . For all other helis I use TT and never had a problem .

I stole it ,flew it and gave it back ;)

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06-30-2009 06:46 PM  9 years agoPost 92
Agilefalcon

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Thorp for me. Just the right amount of leverage on the grip, really hard driver tip and a great warranty.

I much prefer the feel of the yellow plastic grip compared to an alumminum one.

Chris.

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07-01-2009 10:06 AM  9 years agoPost 93
rexxigpilot

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Those PB swiss tools shown in Hughes500Pilot's post on page 4 look to be top notch. They are mighty expensive too. Can anyone else vouch for them?

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07-01-2009 06:51 PM  9 years agoPost 94
national

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The old Hirobo ones are very nice. They are color coded and have four sizes. In case you break one side you can turn to hte other side. The quality is great. Here is the link at Ron.
http://www.ronlund.com/Merchant2/me...ct_Code=2513055

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07-02-2009 05:57 AM  9 years agoPost 95
Thi-rex

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More Hex Drivers now....
This thread had got me buying a third set of hex drivers The Thorp got so much ratings that I spent the whole day researching for the cheapest price for the set. I hope you guys are right and I can live with this ONE AND ONLY ONE set forever!!!

http://www.myatomic.com has the lowest price on Thorp drivers and FREE SHIPPING!!! Can't beat that.

....now I have to find a way to get rid of my Align ones (which to me are pretty good too). I can see it's going to find a new home in my bro-in-law's field box

Thanks guys

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07-02-2009 10:19 AM  9 years agoPost 96
Dr Lodge

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Thi-rex,

Thanks for the link, those prices look so good, I'm very tempted to buy a set.

Vibe 90, Vibe 50, Vigor CS x2,
Dyna-x, Knight 503D, Logo 10,
TRex 500, Furion, Gaui EP200

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