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09-14-2009 09:00 AM  11 years ago
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wrathofkhan

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Tool related quesiton ... Your expertise will be much appreciated
Hello,

This might not be the proper forum, but something is really #$^%* me off!!!

I have a set of Mavrikk Metric Hex driver for couple of years now. I really like them a lot, but couple of the tips (I think the 1.5 and 2mm) have broken off (actually one broke, one is chipped). I contacted the online shop which sold it to me, but they do not carry replacement tips

Here goes the two questions:

1) does anyone know where I can buy the replacement tips for Mavrikk Metric Hex driver?

2) or do any of you know where I can get decent Hex drivers at a reasonable price ?

Look forward to your feedback ... Khan
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09-14-2009 09:29 AM  11 years ago
Anthony.L

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2) or do any of you know where I can get decent Hex drivers at a reasonable price ?
When it comes to tools there is good and cheap, pick one.

Buy once and have a quality tool for life. I've owned a set of Hudy hex drivers and nut drivers for over 4 years now. Not a single one has broken, including the smallest 1.5mm. They also look and fit the screw heads the same as they did the first day I had them. Best yet if you do break one, they sell the tips separate.

The next best tool following Hudy is MIP. However they have no size markings (i.e. every tool looks the exact same) which is annoying. Also if you break a tip you must send it back to for the factory to grind a new tip.
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09-14-2009 09:36 AM  11 years ago
Gyronut

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+1 for the MIP's but they are on the pricey side.

Which Mav Driver set to do you have the Knurled handles or the plain ..

Hproz has a replacement set for the knurled handle set..
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09-14-2009 09:37 AM  11 years ago
what_the_helli

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I want another set of handles for my mavrikks.

PM sent maybe we can help each other out.
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09-14-2009 02:46 PM  11 years ago
wrathofkhan

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09-14-2009 02:51 PM  11 years ago
Daves

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As noted, quality costs.

Take a look on Ron Lund's HeliProz South web site. He's have some drivers custom made to his own, high quality, specs. You won't be disappointed.

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09-14-2009 02:59 PM  11 years ago
Peefor

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Khan
Just find yourself a friendly Tool and Cutter Grinder. It's only a few moments work to grind a new hex on the tool steel.
I've used those same drivers for s few years now.

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09-14-2009 03:18 PM  11 years ago
GyroFreak

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I bought the types with nice knurled handle's but replaceable tips. Then I buy good individual size hex wrench packs from McMaster and cut the bend off and use the straight part to replace worn tips.
As the tips wear I cut them back a tiny bit with a dremel cutoff tool. When the shaft is too short, replace with McMaster modified tip.
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09-14-2009 03:41 PM  11 years ago
cdrking

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Buy Once. Losi Wrenches

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09-14-2009 03:56 PM  11 years ago
ErichF (RIP)

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My favorites are EDS tools. These are the Snap-On or Mac of hobby tools. Granted, their primary customers are cars and trucks, but I have always been green with envy over the tools that some of the car guys have...

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09-14-2009 04:03 PM  11 years ago
Bob Wales (RIP)

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I have a set made by Align and have used these now for several years and dropped them numerous times on a concrete floor and the tips have never broken.

I know MIP is supposed to be the best drivers out there but they do break when dropped as a friend of mine has these and has had to replace some of his from dropping them on the floor.
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09-14-2009 04:24 PM  11 years ago
nickt919

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I have a set of those Mavrikk hex drivers. The whole set is only $28.
I also have a good set of Allen brand T handle drivers. When I work I keep both sets out. I never use the Mavrikk drivers to break loose or tighten down screws or bolts. I break bolts with the T's and then use the Mavrikk handles to speed drive. The Allen T's can be cut to keep a fresh tip on them all the time so there is always a good fit. As a T tip starts to show signs of rounding I cut 3mm - 4mm off.

At just $28 get another set of Mavrikks with the replacement tips then you'll have 2 full sets, just no extra tips, or sell one set. When I bought mine there were no extra tips. Then get a good set of hex drivers to break stuff loose and gorilla tighten stuff.
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09-14-2009 04:36 PM  11 years ago
Jason Bell

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Replacement tips are made by Dynamite, and are found here.

http://search.horizonhobby.com/inde...ement+Tip&N=589
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09-14-2009 04:55 PM  11 years ago
heliaddiction

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eds great tools but man you pay for them. i have always crash so much i really have not had that kinda money for tools but im in the door bussiness so i have hex tools and stuff like that.Failing to prepare is prepareing to fail.
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09-14-2009 05:21 PM  11 years ago
janked

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I had one break as well. I sent it back to Heliproz and they replaced it for free. This was a couple of years ago though.

David
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09-14-2009 05:36 PM  11 years ago
chuck nowell

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check out rons ,in the tools they have replacment tips from 1.5 to 3mmE-Kavan
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09-14-2009 07:58 PM  11 years ago
BJames111

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you can get replacement tips here:
http://www.heliproz.com/prodinfo.asp?number=803881
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09-16-2009 09:09 PM  11 years ago
chopper_crazy

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I have used tons of different drivers over the years. There are several different that I like. Check out the Mavrikk Pro, Align, Hudy, Team Losi, just to mention a few.It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!
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09-17-2009 04:17 AM  11 years ago
Ace Dude

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Look no further:

1) MIP/Thorpe
2) Losi
  
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09-17-2009 05:02 AM  11 years ago
zaw

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I got a set of HeliDirect ones for $20 work great. I think they should give me free one for amount of money I spend there. heh/ಠ_ಠ HBK2 built with inexpensive parts! ٩๏̯͡๏)۶ Gaui425
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