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    Hex wrenches

    Where can I find those long screwdriver-like hex wrenches?


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    Look up mip hex drivers. They are expensive but they are amazing. Mine still look like new after 6 months. Some guys have used the same set for almost 10 years.

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    A cheaper option is to get some good bits and a cheap driver. I got 2 sets the 3 sizes of bits I use for $6 and I use them with a ratcheting driver I got out of an old tool kit and a tee handled driver I got out of a screw driver kit I got from Harbor Freight. Total cost is probably like $15 and I've never stripped a hex since upgrading.

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    I know their parts are terrible, but Integy makes good hex drivers. I have had a set for around five years, and I've only had to replace two tips (one I dropped tip down on a concrete floor). I wrench constantly and worked in a hobby shop for a year and a half where I used them daily. The tips are cheap to replace, too. Only like five bucks or so. You can get them individually or buy a whole set. Get the 1.5mm, 2.0mm and a 2.5mm, and you'll be able to fix just about anything. I also have a curled handle set with the rounded tips for using at an angle from Duratraxx, and they have been pretty durable as well.

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    Another good option is hudy.

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    After searching all the options I ended up with a ball end set from Bondhus. I am just now starting to wear out the smaller tipped ones after a few years of frequent use and will be sending them in for the lifetime free replacement soon; I just need to pay shipping to get them there.

    I think I paid around $15-20 shipped for the following:
    1.5mm
    2mm
    2.5mm
    3mm
    4mm
    5mm
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    I got a electric drill with variable speed (0-500rpm) which is perfect for getting out screws! I got it with a 200bit set with every size and shape you'd ever need! I got it from wal-mart on the clearance isle for $15 haha. It's a great deal, and the Mexes fit perfectly. I had a small screwdriver set a while ago which was also bought from walmart for $4 but they wore out quickly. Now I use (most of the time) a Stanley ratcheting screwdriver with removable bit heads and hardened bits, so they don't strip my screws anymore. It was also $10 at walmart. Hmm, while I'm reading this, I can see I like walmart a lot huh? Haha
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    I discovered not all screws and hex heads are what they say they are. So I have a set of the Dynamite kit for Traxxas, a set of the ball end from Bondhus and a set of the Hudy's. above 2.5 mm all the wrenches fit fine. but after destroying the grub screws on a Summit VXL axles. I now try the wrench first on the screws and if the fit is off I grab a different hex wrench until I get one that fits tight. No more striped out small screws. The Bondhus set I have not only have the ball end for difficult angles but they have a small little ball that hold the screw to the wrench. I will start screws and get them snug and then tighten them with the other hex drivers that have a better fit. Same procedure when I am removing screws but in reverse.
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    What size screws does the slash vxl have I could have sworn it was .5 mm 1 mm and 1.5 mm


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    If you check the manual of the RC, just match what sizes are included as Traxxas includes all sizes needed to work on their RC's.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    It's 1.5, 2, and 2.5mm

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    I like my dynamite alum handle drivers. They were all bought separate for 7$ each. They are 2 years old and the shafts are like new. They can be replaced by removing a 2mm grub screw in the alum handle.
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    +1 mip drivers. They are expensive but worth it. Super hard tips.

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