Hex wise they sell bits, drivers, ball drivers, L-handles and T-handles. The ordinary drivers cost around £5 ($4) each with lifetime guarantee that is tried and tested - even if the tool if just worn out, 9/10 they will replace it no questions asked.I looked them up. Looks like they only sell L wrenches? I used the L shaped hex wrenches for years, but if I am gonna spend $35 to $50 on a set, I want real handles. MIP 's with proper handles - 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0 will cost about the same ($40) and will cover every hex on a Arrma 1/8 rig, except for the pillow ball cup.
Or get the Turnigy, for $10 for the whole set. Then replace them in a year or two for another $10.
http://www.shop.pbtools.us/PB-205-Hex-Key-Screwdrivers_c64.htm$5 a driver is a good price. Where can I get them? The only on-line vendor I saw was Amazon, they only had the L wrenches.
Got a set of Bondhus t-handles and you are correct - have to be careful. Enough to get them tight, then a slight turn more is all that's needed. I have popped a fair few by over tightening on things none-RC related so agree it's very easy to pop a head off!Be very careful with T-Handles as it's very easy to underestimate how much torque those wrenches apply to screws until it's to late and you've popped a head off.
get mip ,hands down best wrenches big handledAre there any concerns around using the ball head hex drivers such as the Bondhus you link above? I've read some things saying that they strip out the screw heads easier than the standard hex ends. I'm getting tired of the tiny allen wrenches and considering a new set of hex screwdrivers.
Yes, they are, but they are still pretty good. Does swiss tools make them with a 1/4" drive? The MIP 1/4" ones aren't that expensive.I just bought these-
I bought 1.5, 2, 2.5 in both normal and ball head. (don't like using balls to loosen tight unless I need to get into a weird angle)
Welcome @gary123! Don't forget to introduce yourself in https://www.arrmaforum.com/forums/member-introduction/Hello, I am new here and this thread gave me good info… thanks
Sometimes we can get a free one at Harbor Freight with one of the free item coupons. Haven't seen the coupon in a few months but I did get mine free. Just a heads up. I've never left HF without something free.I'd suggest an inexpensive Digital Multimeter, too.
Harbor Freight has some decent ones that won't break the bank.