From the article: Essential RC Tools
Is there a magic tool or piece of equipment that you turn to time and again when maintaining or repairing your radio controlled vehicles? Do you swear by a specific brand of tools?
Tell us about the items in your toolbox (or the toolbox itself) or on your workbench that you can't be without or that make RC maintenance easier.
- Blue Loctite Threadlocker is used more than any other tool in my RC shop.
- you have gotta have a spare steering rod and nitro fuel and fuel dispencer and tyres and body
- —Guest dj300
- I always have personal lubricant readily available, and not not for that. I use it to fill shocks when the time arrives where you are out of shock oil. Its great for crawler shocks, and bashers.
- —Guest TRX
- A hands-free magnifying glass is a must for building kits and for doing other detail work. I also keep a smaller handheld one in my toolbox. Also good for searching for dropped screws.
- —Guest Paul
- I always keep a small magnet in one compartment of my toolbox. I use it to hold tiny little screws and pins when I'm taking apart or rebuilding my car so I don't lose them.
- —Guest KenMcGee
My Ultimate tool!
- A screw driver, i know it isnt much but my wheely king 4x4's drive shaft keeps on popping, when you hit a kerb or something like that. Need it to undo the shocks.
- —Guest G mannnn
- every thing revalves around my sguare drive bits. you need them for rc this rc that.
- —Guest jeremy
- One of those rotary tools with lots of attachments. With my rcs I use engraving tools to cut grooves into my tires. For stripped screws the cutting wheel comes in handy. You can cut a slot in the head so you can then use a flat screwdriver on it.
- —Guest devilboy
Long and Short Bit Sets
- Get bit sets for screwdrivers that have hex and flathead and all kinds of others. Cobalt makes a good one and it comes with long shaft nutdrivers too. Goes good with a pistol grip cordless screwdriver. Mine is Black & Decker. Saves on tired wrists. Be sure to get all lengths so you can get into all kinds of tight or hard to reach places.
- —Guest John
- Allen wrenches or hex wrenches are a must have. And get as many sizes as you can especially the super tiny ones. I've run into RCs where you needed 2 or more different sizes on the one vehicle. I use them lots more than almost any other tool.
- —Guest Steve
- A good sharp hobby knife comes in handy for bodywork. Use it to cut decals, trim up wheel wells (even on rtr bodies), trim masks/tape when painting bodies and trim up any bits or knobs of plastic that shouldn't be there (I run into that a lot on some cheap toy rcs). Change the blades regularly!!!! Dull knives are worthless.
- —Guest ToddC