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Re: I finally got a real hex driver 7 years 4 months ago #10624

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stingray-63 wrote: The best set of tools is the old red tamiya tools set

I'd love to have such a TRF tool set but that would break the bank... :whistle:
Very happy with these hex drivers though.
They are awesome compared to the tiny hex wrench and cheapo drill bit I was using before.

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Re: I finally got a real hex driver 7 years 4 months ago #10625

;) really pretty but I didn't talk about this set but only the old plastic hand set the builder tools set it is cheaper and really performant. :silly:

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Re: I finally got a real hex driver 7 years 4 months ago #10626

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Okay, that's what I found when I googled "Tamiya red tool set"... :silly:
Quality tools are great to have. Compromising gives a lot of annoyance and is probably more expensive in the long run.

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Re: I finally got a real hex driver 7 years 4 months ago #10639

:P
The very better point is that these screwdrivers are adapted to the heads of each screw used on the kits. This set is the best. I tested with "Facom" drivers (the best french quality but the more expensive :cry: and life guarantee) but they are not very adapted :S
I scratched some screws with themes :blush:
With the set, you have a handle with 2 positions.
The only default is that in this set you have only the small hex wrench but the blue set has all the hex wrenches but it is not so good quality :pinch:

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Re: I finally got a real hex driver 7 years 4 months ago #10658

I think the expression is "buy cheap, buy twice" :)

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Re: It's tool time! 7 years 3 months ago #11277

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I've changed the main title of the topic so it's not just about hex drivers anymore...
Rather than that, I'll place any (new) tool I'd like to show or recommend.
Or if anybody else has little helpers worth mentioning, feel free to post!

:)

In anticipation of too much fiddling around with 2mm E-rings, a Tamiya 74032 came in today :


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Re: It's tool time! 7 years 3 months ago #11283

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This one I've had for a while but it is a great solution for a messy disassembly of Tamiya plugs :


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Re: It's tool time! 7 years 3 months ago #11297

There seem to be a tool for anything!
This last one looks good though. I've had many fights over the years separating plug and plastic...
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Re: It's tool time! 7 years 3 months ago #11300

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Me likey tools a lot. :)

I had the same experience (but who hasn't?) with the Tamiya connectors.
Until I came across that little gadget on the Conrad site.
Now it's a piece of cake...

Some more tools I got in recent times - for working on body shells, some curved lexan scissors :


I borrowed a few of the pictures (camera is broken)...
And a portable tool set, with a body reamer among other things :


Last but not least, turnbuckle wrenches can make life much easier when fitting adjusters :


Different brands, different sizes...

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It's tool time! 7 years 3 months ago #11313

I love my resistance soldering iron. A little salty in price, but I use it daily. Makes soldering battery connectors a 30 second job.
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